|Hiro & Her Prize|
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Hiro Goes to Running Group & Four Miles of DAIKKON Fun: 10/21
Yeah!!! Hiro joined me for my new running group that meets up at Fleet Feet on Thursday nights at 6pm. This is a big deal because when it comes to training (these are her words -- not mine, but I do agree), she is incredibly lazy! Don't get me wrong, Hiro is not a lazy person and has an great work ethic, but she is one of those rare people that is just really athletically inclined, so she doesn't have to train hard in order to preform most athletic activities at an acceptable level. I offer this as a very
stupid trivial example of her abilities and how frustrating they can be: a few years back Hiro, and a friend went to the North Carolina State Fair together and were playing some games. Hiro's friend and I lost seven straight games of Wac-a-mole to Hiro, the whole time she played while eating an ice cream cone. She didn't spill one drop of ice cream nor lose a single game until the last when she had already gotten the prize she wanted. Hiro's friend was so frustrated that she dismember the chintzy little stuffed bear she one in the last game. I on the other hand long before gotten use to losing to her.
So since Hiro doesn't train that much (for her 5k, she logged at most five 30 min runs on the treadmill in the month before she busted out a time of 26:45, smiling the entire way), I was shocked that she agreed to come with me to the running group. Last week, I really had a good time and was expecting to run with the same group of ladies that I ran with. They were really nice, and their pace was perfect for me. However, they weren't anywhere to be found when we arrived at the store (I later found out that they had gotten there earlier and left before us). Hiro and I fell in with a group of runners that were forming up, but who we could tell were much stronger runners than us. Also, I had been having some stomach pains most of the day because of some Daikkon radish I had eaten the day before. Daikkon is really tasty, but it has been known to make one a bit on the gassy side from time to time. I did realize just how hard it would hit me until it was much too late.