You were probably wondering if I fell off the Cooper River Bridge this past weekend. I didn’t! I’m still here! And I did survive the race. I didn’t finish as well as I had hoped and that kinda pissed me off. I wore the wrong socks and I could feel them rubbing a blister on the bottom of my left foot after mile 4 and I. HATE. BLISTERS. So I pretty much walked the last two miles to keep Mr. Blister from getting worse. I did run the last stretch over the finish line, though. Another strike against me was all of the walkers! First of all, I have nothing against those who signed up to walk the 10k. I think that’s great! Most of my family walks the race every year! But this year was a little different. In the past, the walkers walked a shorter distance and started at a different place than the runners. This year was the first race on the new bridge and they decided to make the walk a full 10k and decided to let EVERYONE start at the same time and same place! ACK! The walkers were supposed to line up behind the runners but no one was enforcing that so Geoff and I were pretty much running a zig-zag pattern trying to get around all the families and children and strollers. Oy vey. My dad started well ahead of us and he said that he was constantly dodging walkers, too. I think a lot of the runners complained so we’ll see if anything changes for next year’s race.
All in all, it was a really fun weekend and the new bridge is fantastic. Geoff ran with the camera and got this cool shot.
As for knitting, I took a little vacation from it. I seriously don’t think I knit a stitch for an entire week. But don’t worry, my dears, that little vacay is over. I picked Hourglass back up on Tuesday. Still no pic but I promise to get one soon!
Speaking of vacations, Geoff and I have a big one coming up in just over a week! YAY!!!! We are headed to Austin and Houston for a week! Gimme the scoop on some yarn shops in those cities! We have a wedding to go to in Houston on the 22nd so we decided to make a big trip out of it and go to Austin, too. We’ll be leaving on the 16th and driving (yes I said driving) to Austin. Two days of driving both ways. Sounds like fun to me! Actually, it sounds like serious knitting time to me!
We made our trip to Texas bigger (isn’t that what Texas is all about?) to extend the celebration of our ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY! This Sunday, April 9th, Geoff and I will celebrate one year of marriage. Holy cow! Time flies so fast! He’s got something up his sleeve for this weekend. I was told to take Monday off of work. I’m excited!
JuliaApril 7, 2006 at 12:43 am (17 years ago)
Aww, congratulations on your anniversary! Your first one, how exciting. 🙂 Enjoy yourself…I look forward to seeing some Hourglass pics, I know it’ll kickstart me into finishing mine! Very nice bridge pic, by the way.Reply
JennApril 7, 2006 at 8:26 am (17 years ago)
I’ve never been to Houston, but I know that there’s a new yarn store, Yarntopia, in Katy (right outside of Houston). In Austin there’s Hill Country Weaver’s on Congress street, and right north of Austin there’s Bluebonnet Yarn Shop. Have fun!Reply
JennyApril 7, 2006 at 9:41 am (17 years ago)
I’d have been pissed about the walkers. They must change that.
Have a great trip!
AmyApril 7, 2006 at 1:11 pm (17 years ago)
I watched the run on TV – like I do every year – and noticed the number of people with strollers that seemed to be among the people marked as joggers and slower runners. I don’t know what the solution is, but people with strollers peeve me in general because they tend to use them as battering rams to go where they want.Reply
Was it wrong of me to watch the run while on my couch eating chocolate cream cake for breakfast?
AreliApril 7, 2006 at 1:16 pm (17 years ago)
Happy Anniversary! That’s the same day as my son’t birthday, he will be 4. Hope you have a wonderful day!Reply
BrynneApril 12, 2006 at 10:07 am (17 years ago)
If you’re willing to make the drive to just barely outside Houston, you should really check out Yarntopia.Reply
If you’re in the city, I’d try Yarns 2 Ewe.
And if you’re up by the Bush Intercontinental airport for any reason, I really love Twisted Yarns.
Have fun in Texas!