Saturday, March 31, 2007

i completed the Wards Ferry Road Race which really shouldn't be such a big deal, but I have never finished this race. I've done it in the 1234 field and a couple times in the 1/2 field. It's a most beautiful course with cute little houses with porches on the course. one has a bazillion birdhouses of all shapes and sizes.

I stayed with the field for one lap and got shelled coming through the start finish, but unlike other years I did not unclip, pull over to the side and give up.

i mean it makes no sense to stop riding when the course is so gorgeous and I had told myself I would finish this race. So am I quite content.

I thought how Linda never gives up, always gives her darndest, and then more. I have a tendancy to feel sorry for myself and to think that I *should* be doing better than however I am doing. And if someone passes me whom I think shouldn't pass me, it is just further fuel for the sorry party i'm throwing.

attitude adjustment, please, with a side of humble pie.

the other day at a race someone mentioned to Linda that they didn't like the fact that another rider did better than them by coming in second to their third.

Linda said, "let them have their moment". And this stuck with me.

i sometimes feel like a moment hog...

so a good day.

13 comments:

Ippoc Amic said...

it was a lovely day and yay you finished the horrible wards ferry...

Anonymous said...

yay! sounds like a really tough course!

pab made me finish the circuit race today...he twisted my arm - but I want to really thank him for it!

X Bunny said...

'moment hog'

i'm using that

see you tommorrow,
bonny

Nrjetik1 said...

YOU got it! Ippoc is so wise :)

Lilly Bella said...

Yay Marsie, I miss riding with you.

I got to finish solo at Orosi, it was very humbling since I didn't even make the first climb before I fell off. I finished almost 2 laps of that sucker or (blower cuz it sure was windy) by myself. It wasn't so bad, worse would have been driving all that way to do nothing, so I took the workout and lessons learned.

marscat said...

flandria: that pab, very encouraging

xb: good job at Tuolomne

nancy: ippoc is wise and when will we see you again?

Lilly!: it'll just make you tougher than you already are...

lauren said...

good job!

i had small visions of not finishing my race on saturday. i finished.

i need an ippoc to say wise things like that to me.

maybe she could do an ippoc-podcast for my iPod.

lauren said...

and did i just read somewhere that you won 13k by gambling?

marscat said...

that was linda's silly 4/1 joke...har-har

Olaf Vanderhoot said...

ipod-poc?

Ippoc Amic said...

there are diferent ippocipod channels...marscat only posts about the positive ones....

bbElf (a.k.a. panda) said...

Moment hogging is a fantastic concept.

Ippocast!

lauren said...

more posts please.