OK, I have to start back somewhere. Ironically, there has been no reason that I haven't done a thing since March 17, except that I have been distracted, and I couldn't muster the concentration that is required to get me exercising. Three weeks of inactivity - agh!!
On the plus side, besides being slammed with allergies, I am feeling just fine. I also had a very productive Spring Break week on the home front. I cleared out the second spare bedroom (Sarah's room), repainted the walls , ceiling, and baseboard, and installed an 8' work table (bar height) and some wire shelving. The intention is to get all of the computer/race timing stuff out of my sewing room, and then, just perhaps, I will feel inclined to sew again. Not going to get ahead of myself, but there is about 1/6 of a quilt finished on my design wall.
This morning, Roger asked when I was going to start training for West Point. Um, today? Thank goodness that there is no LONG this year, though two Middles and two Sprints in two days is nothing to sneeze at.
So, after timing the EX2 event this morning, and making record time from Prince William to Rockville (including getting a bit lost), I arrived at the QOC event a bit after 12. The place was packed! So, a quick pit stop, and then I relieved Amy, who was manning the first epunch shift, I believe for the first time. She was calm on the outside, but I knew she was feeling stressed, so I booted her out of the chair and started in on the line. Kudos for Amy for handling the crowds so well.
Whew - when it was all done, we had 248 starts and 352 people with about 100 of these pre-registered. We had to reuse about 50 SI-cards - the hard part of the meet. The splits printout was throwing an out of margin message to make things worse, among other things. OK, it was a blast.
Amy did Yellow, and then I went out on Yellow as well. Hey, I have to restart somewhere.
Started distracted and with lots stuff on the map, so on the way to 1, I went into the woods well before I had to, crossing behind the mini train after it went by, just past the OOB, entering the woods by the rootstock.
Felt sort of silly not knowing where I was, and then felt sillier as I paralleled the train tracks going towards the control. As i approached the control, the train was coming around the lollipop loop, and I hear a voice say "I don't think she found it yet." Oh, embarrassing.
Make it around the rest of the course, dodging baseball warmups outside the fence near 4, and navigating 4-5-6 in winning split times. Leading through 7 but run out of steam, despite the cheers of USA USA as I run through the last parking lot (had my USA O top on). Punching the Finish which was 4 seconds ahead of the other one didn't get me to the top of the podium, but, hey, I'll take top 3 considering the inactivity of the last three weeks.
West Point workout - 1, Sloth - 0
Thanks to Peggy for a fun, fun course! What a wonderful Sprint venue this would be.
Oh, and it was so satisfying to carry the computer stuff in the front door to the new first floor workroom.