to be ridiculously pleased with myself?
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 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)
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 )
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