Monday, August 30, 2010

Filling the Gap, You Dropped an I on Me!

In the early 80's the most excellent "Gap Band," dropped the Bomb on us. Oh, what a truly great song. You can, and should listen to it via the Youtube below.

The bit from that song that remains in my imperfect memory is the repeated, I, I, I in there, hence, the title as I have now completed the PinhotI, in Pinhoti Trail 100. How did I do it?

Well, I had a yeoman's 43 mile weekend. There was the 30 miler with Andy B on Saturday morning that turned into 24. I ran 18 quality miles before I bonked. I was sick as a dog on Friday, and knew that Saturday would be a tough run, but I knew I would get some portion done and it would be more valuable than staying in bed. So, I met A2 at 3 am, and we drove to Clermont for a 4:30 start. I ran until I couldn't run anymore, then I ran/walked 6 more for 24.

I, I, I got some good sleep on Saturday night and met Becky and Margo for 13 on Sunday morning and I felt much better. Then just to top it off, I met two work buddies who are training for their first 1/2 marathon for a 6 miler on Sunday night.

Even though none of the runs were particularly fast, or long, sometimes just hanging in is the perfect recipe. It helped me cook up an I this weekend!

Now enjoy some Gap Band:


Star said...

If it makes you feel any better, I did -0- miles this weekend...unless jet ski miles count.

Mr. Matt said...

Shoot, I did 43 miles this weekend, just by hammering away. I did the middle miles in a 100, not pretty, but you have to do them. I feel so good about it. The I's have it!

Anonymous said...

Seriously, The Gap Band?

If you were any fruitier, you'd be an ingredient in my healthy Ambrosia!

-Dean Karnazes

Anonymous said...

You put the "I" in "Body By BudweIser".

-MIke Melton

Mr. Matt said...

Hey Mike,

Lean Mean fighting machine! I'm under 250 now!

Body by Bud Light!

superdave524 said...

Only running I've been doing is to the can, man.