Friday, June 11, 2010

the unwanted full-body workout

the marathon day.

the marathon day.

THE MARATHON DAY WAS HORRIBLE.

first of all, i packed 4 pairs of shoes: heels, cowboy boots, sandals and sperry top-siders.

since my top-siders were still soaking wet from when the kayak capsized and ruined my life, my only other realistic option was the sandals.

we had to get up at 6:00 and basically follow everyone around all day, dropping off and picking up the relay team at the checkpoints. my mom ended up crossing the finish line with my sister CA (who was last in the relay) because she got sick and threw up.

and that's what i don't understand about marathon runners. at the end of the race they look so haggard and miserable. like limping and barfing and cramping up and falling to the ground. like they are exiting a building that king kong just destroyed, barely alive. that does not sound like anything i would ever enjoy doing in life. and then just when i thought i was finished walking for the day, we had to walk to the train which was another 2.5 miles.

we seriously looked like The Exodus, walking through the desert with the marathoners struggling to stay upright, sweat falling from our faces, a few runners stopping to pass out or vomit.

i ended up walking close to 7 miles that day.

so just to recap: i was sore from playing wiffle ball, i kayaked, i got assaulted in the head by said kayak, and i walked 7 miles. i felt like i had been hit by a truck. i had gotten a grueling, unwanted full-body workout.

and that's why i think vacation should never include any sort of exertion.

2 comments:

  1. hahahahaha i can just picture the look on your face throughout all of these experiences. and i think people run marathons just to say they did it. that's the only reason i took up running. oh and to shrink my ass.

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