Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Run Matti Run!!

I just wanted to send out a little Chee Hoo today to my son, Matt. Matt likes to run. Actually, Matt like all things competitive and tends to be a pretty athletic guy. A few months ago Matt decided to sign up for the Imogene Pass Run on September 12. The run is a 17 mile run from the town of Ourey to Telluride. To describe it, I guess you would say, you run up the mountain one way and down the mountain the other way. You start at 7810 feet and run up to 13,120 feet, and then back down. Click here to read some pretty amazing stuff.

Photo is from the race website
After Matt signed up, he started running a bit. Matt is not a seasoned runner. He just runs now and then and signs up for events when the mood strikes him. Soon he realized he was going to be gone for six weeks this summer and wouldn't really be able to do any high altitude training like this race requires.

So, for a little workout, he decided last week to run in a half marathon this past weekend. I can't run. In fact, it's safe to say that I dislike running. I disliked it in grade school. I disliked it in high school, and I dislike it now. I can't even run to my corner much less a 13 mile half marathon!

I see people running all of the time. Some of them look like they are having so much fun, and others look like they are going to keel over any minute. I always want to stop my car and ask them if they want a ride!!

I give anyone credit that can lace up their shoes and head out the door and just run....that is NOT me!

Matt called me Saturday after the race. He finished in 1 hour and 51 minutes. I have no idea if that is good or bad, but his goal was to finish within 2 hours. Not sure how he can do stuff like that without training. All I can say is that some of us got it, and some of us ain't. I am an ain't!

So Chee Hoo Matt my boy! Congrats! I love you!


jen said...

Good for him!

My husband is a natural born runner like that. I, on the other hand, have to work really hard at it. It's a love-hate relationship to me.

Bluebell said...

Well Done Matt, I do not know how anyone can do this especially with out training for months in advance
but like you say some do and some don't I am a don't but my son and my husband like to keep fit My son Andrew ran 13miles on Sunday and came back utterly spent but satisfied. My husband has a gym at work which he uses regularly and I often find him lying on the floor trying to dol some tortuous excersise, me I just like to quilt.

jane said...

haha! i´m with you- just don´t get the whole running thing... but kudos to your son! besos-jane

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