Friday, June 10, 2011

Video: Speedwork with Stanley

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I tried to take Stanley on a quick 2-mile run. Stanley had other ideas. This is why we shouldn't run him the day after a rainstorm.

Blackstone Valley Half-Marathon

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Sorry this is a little late: on May 21, Nik & I ran the Blackstone Valley Half-Marathon, part of the Cherry Tree Running Festival in Pawtucket, R.I.  Pawtucket isn't the nicest place on Earth, but this was the first year for this run so we figured we'd give it a shot. (Besides, most of the run isn't in Pawtucket.)


They put on a pretty good show for a small-sized half-marathon, complete with Chinese dragon dancers for some reason. What the hell, they make a nice addition to any event.


Not to be outdone by the dragons, they also had butterflies.   


Nik didn't have such a swell race -- she felt kind of fatigued throughout, and the weather was humid. The course was actually quite pretty in parts. We'll have to go back there someday. But the run itself was tough.


Not a great half, but another half under her belt, anyway, and another medal for her collection.


I was more tired. In fact, I think I'm all done trying to race half-marathons for a while. I'm all set, thanks.


It wasn't the greatest half we've ever run, but we did see some humongous inflatable things that look like female bits. So there's that.
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