MONICA
37 years old
freelance photographer
running coach
Sunny Southern Cali, US of A

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CHI RUNNING
by Danny Dreyer

GOING LONG
by Joe Friel
& Gordon Byrn

THE PALEO DIET FOR ATHLETES
by Loren Cordain and Joe Friel

KILLING YOURSELF TO LIVE:
85% OF TRUE STORY

by Chuck Klosterman

WHAT I TALK ABOUT WHEN I TALK ABOUT RUNNING
by Haruki Murakami

HAVEN'T HAD CABLE SINCE THE MOVE SIX MONTHS AGO. NOW I HAVE THAT DIGITAL BOX THAT I GOT FREE WITH THE GOVERNMENT VOUCHER. I'M HOOKED ON THE FREE USN CHANNEL (NBC) THAT PLAYS OLD KONA SPECIALS FROM YEARS PAST!!!

THEN OF COURSE FOR THE HOURS I SPEND ON THE TRAINER...


MY O.G. IPOD SHUFFLE



2009
2/1/09 Surf City Run HALF MARATHON
2/8/09 Chinatown Firecracker Run 5k and 10k
2/14/09 Tour de Palm Springs 55 MILE RIDE
3/14/09 Pasadena Triathlon REVERSE POOL SPRINT
4/4/09 Oceanside 70.3 HALF IRONMAN
5/3/09 Cinco de Mayo Run for the Cure HALF MARATHON
8/1/09 Vineman Full FULL IRONMAN
11/1/09 New York Marathon MARATHON
2008
2/3/08 Surf City Run HALF MARATHON
2/9/08 Tour de Palm Springs CENTURY RIDE
2/10/08 Chinatown Firecracker Run 5k and 10k
3/08/08 Pasadena Triathlon REVERSE POOL SPRINT
4/19/08 Rage in the Sage HALF IRONMAN
5/25/08 IM Brasil FULL IRONMAN
140.6 BABY!!!
7/20/08 Strawberry Fields Triathlon OLYMPIC
2007
2/4/07 Pacific Shoreline HALF MARATHON
3/31/07 Oceanside 70.3 HALF IRONMAN
6/3/07 Danskin All Ladies Tri SPRINT
6/24/07 Breath of Life Tri OLYMPIC
7/12/07 Playa Del Run #2 AQUATHLON
7/22/07 Vineman 70.3 HALF IRONMAN
8/9/07 Playa Del Run #3 AQUATHLON
8/19/07 Hansen Dam Tri SPRINT
10/7/07 People Powered Ride METRIC CENTURY FUN RIDE
11/4/07 New York Marathon MARATHON

ALLEZ
BOLDER
DC RAINMAKER
DECAF PLEASE
DYING WATER BUFFALO
FE-Lady
GREYHOUND
IM ABLE
IRON DEAN
IRON JASON
IRON MOM JENNY
IRON POL
IRON WIL
KONA SHELLEY
Lance NotStrong
LITTLE MISS RUNNERS PANTS
LOCKED AND LOADED...
NEOPRENE WEDGIE
NEWBIE TRIATHLETE 2007
OBRATS
SPANDEX KING
SPOKANE AL
Steve in a Speedo?! Gross!!
TEA
TriFAThlete
TRI GEEK KAHUNA
triSARAtops


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Sunday, October 7, 2007

HEARTBREAKING!!!!

i had an eventful weekend, but i'm too tired to post about it tonight. i'll get to that tomorrow.

i was shocked today after my own physical accomplishment to receive the call from my boss telling me the news of the chicago marathon closure today. i knew so many people set to have a good run out there today, namely my beloved co-worker, viva, who had to defer her race to this year due to being cast in a film just before last year's race. this was my first marathon ever, and i had such a memorable experience. it just saddens me that race directors would be so foolish/greedy as to max out the race population and then not prepare for such extreme conditions. i've worked and supervised water stations at the la marathon where temps were even higher than today in chicago, but we never ran out of water. has anyone ever heard of a fire hydrant?? they could have easily continued handing out water from a hydrant. in addition, somebody collapsed and died, but i think it's irresponsible to suggest that the race directors were directly responsible for this. when i ran chicago in mild 50 degree weather, somebody died that day at mile 24. turns out he was an avid runner but had undiagnosed heart disease. truth is, people die at just about every marathon, mostly due to undiagnosed predispositions or hyponatremia. still, i am sad for this runner's family and to all those who's goals were left unrealized today. it's especially heartbreaking for those attempting their first marathon. i hope for them that they will find it in themselves to give it another try. hopefully the truth will be revealed and people forced to take responsibility for this unfortunate yet preventable debacle of a day.

1 Comments:

Blogger Bolder said...

saddened at the lost of a runner, but, yes, people die every day, sometimes just sitting at their office desk.

i think race officials run the risk of negligence all the time.

but for a prestigious mary like Chicago -- it's a debacle!

October 8, 2007 at 7:07 AM

 

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