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to be ridiculously pleased with myself?

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create · 18/05/2011 20:22

I do a "bit" of running - about 30 miles a week! Started c. 4 years ago and am a self-confessed addict. I love being able to steal that bit of time for myself.

From time to time I enter local races and did a 5k (hilly!) trail race last night. At the start I met a man I worked with c. 10 years ago. He's 5ish years younger than me, tall and thin (built for running) and a regular runner having completed the London Marathon this year. We worked closely together for about 3 years and got on well enough, but were never friends outside work and I haven't seen or spoken to him since.

I stayed behind him for the first lap and felt surprisingly comfortable, so passed him, expecting to be overtaken shortly afterwards. He didn't reappear until the last hill, when he drew alongside and growled "I hate you!". That made me dig in and I drew ahead. We then sprinted properly to the finish and I WON!

I was also 2nd placed lady, which is more a reflection on the quality of the field than on my ability. I do this just for fun and don't have a competitive bone in my body, honest Grin I probably should be most pleased about the second place, but it was good to beat him (testosterone filled business, where I've always been one of very few women)

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TeeBee · 18/05/2011 20:24

Ha ha ha, well done you. You should have shouted 'Eat my dust' when he growled at you.


Bloodymary · 18/05/2011 20:25

Well done you.
He actually growled 'I hate you' because you overtook him Shock


msrisotto · 18/05/2011 20:28

Lol, saying eat my dust would have been good but just as good to commiserate with him and say you're sure he'll do better next time, he did really well honestly, he should be so proud of himself Grin I love sore losers.


create · 18/05/2011 20:42

I don't think he meant it Bloodymary, or if he did he was refering mostly to the pain I was causing him (it was a very steep hill!)

The utter any response, I would have had to be capable of speach!

I did make a point of congratulating him on his effort afterwards (twice Grin )

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HappySeven · 18/05/2011 21:58

Well done! What was your time?


create · 18/05/2011 22:08

Thank you Happy. I don't know, forgot to stop my watch in the excitement and the results aren't out yet, but it will sound slow - it was very hilly!

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