Monday, May 16, 2011

Strange Tragedy in Runnerville and I Always Wanted a Pony

Did you guys read about Sammy Wanjiru, the winner of last year's Chicago Marathon and the reigning Olympic Champion?  He passed away while either falling or jumping off a balcony in his hometown in Kenya.

Here's the story from the New York Times.   No disrespect intended, but this guy also had possession of an AK-47 recently?   Wow...That's a term you don't hear much in the elite running world.  The mental picture of this whole thing is just completely strange/sad!  One thing is for sure though, the running world lost a great talent =(.

Changing subject on a lighter note.....

You know when you were little and thought it would be pretty sweet to have a pony?   (Or maybe you guys all wanted to run marathons when you were younger ;-)  ) . 

Yeah.  That's my sister-in-law.  She actually owns a horsey and started competing on it!  This weekend, I went down to San Juan Capistrano and watched her kick butt!  

As for me...since I have no pony, I did the next best thing....went on a BIKE RIDE this morning with the big-girl clip-in shoes for the first time in years!!!  
Shoe and Pedal Attached.  Missing:  Bike.  
 Of course I first had to take it to the bike shop first because I do ridiculous things like accidentally putting the shoe in the pedal before it's on the bike.  (Note, it is REALLY hard to get off!)  
Bike Ninja
Here is the awesome bike guy who had no idea I was snapping photos of him helping me put the pedals on!  They are at surf city cyclery if anyone in Orange County wants an awesome bike shop where they don't make fun for being a complete newbie!

It was a beautiful day for a ride:

And a beautiful day to take pictures of myself...

Yes I am still wearing my Boston Jacket....this jacket is NEVER. COMING. OFF!!!

That's all I have for you!  Have an awesome Tuesday!


  1. Congrats to SIL!!

    Everyone in Africa has AK-47's. Anyways in true African form I'm sure we'll never know what really happened. Obviously it's sad when someone dies but there's been so much sketchy news about him lately I'm not surprised it had such a dramatic ending.

    OMG what's with you and the biking! Congrats on conquering a new sport. Maybe you can go back and do the alumni beer bike next year :D.

  2. OOh man your photo of the ocean/beach/palm trees just made me very jealous of you living on the west coast...!

    Gorgeous day for a bike ride.

  3. I really need to try bike-riding out! And if I owned that Boston jacket I would never take it off either, I would sleep in that! lol


    Love our blog! I just saw your question in my comments-to answer-you're right I'm a resident-in internal medicine. I'm planning to do critical care (ICU), though...unless I decide to quit and start a show called "Real Housewives of Saint Louis."

  5. Love the photo from the ride it's so pretty!