Sunday, June 03, 2007

Molluscathon!

Mollusc did great! This was her first distance running ever and I'm so proud of her. She didn't end up training for it at all, since I was broken. Her first mile took 12 mins I think and then she mostly walked the second mile and hit that at 26:06. Her finishing time was 43:56. I wasn't bright enough to snap a pic of the clock.

We aren't really shoe people, so I was concerned about how her feet would do, since she was wearing tennies. At least they were broken in, cuz she got them from a friend, but not broken in to her feet, so?? It didn't occur to me until the day before to even make sure they still fit her. Like I said, we just aren't shoe people. In CA, Fishy was known at the local ice cream parlour as "The Boy With No Shoes" (even to friends when they went in without us ^_^ ) and when I first put shoes on him at close to age 2, it was like watching poor Agador Spartacus in The Birdcage ("Ah, but there is no point in me wearing shoes, sir. I never wear shoes, 'cause they make me fall down.")

Anyway, Mollusc got a blister on one toe, but other than that she fared very well. I have some piccys I still need to suck into the 'puter and then shrink and upload to photobucket. I'll add them ASAP.

14 comments:

Ashira Gryffin said...

And I saw a frog...

*cough* yeah. My legs hurt today, but I'm glad I did it. :3

Bonnie Danger said...
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Bonnie Danger said...

MOLLUSC, YOU WRRROCKKKKKK!!!

PROUD Auntie :) *grin* *grin more*

MY nice. MINE!!! MINE!!! (álà the seagulls in Finding Nemo :)

ARM said...

Yay! Way to go Mollusc! Very good for her first long distance run.

And I love Agador Apartacus...excellent visual you have given me of Fishy's first shoe experience.

ARM said...

Shit...I love The Birdcage, but I apparently can't type

Spartacus..."S", not "A". In my defense, they are right next to each other on the keyboard.

thisismarcus said...

Well done, Ashira!

Candace said...

Ash - Are they still attached after getting stretched in class it morning?

Bonnie D - She totally rocked! You should bring the tribe and join us for the run in Sept. :)

Smanda ( ;) ) - I think Agador is myfavourite character in that film. ^_^

Marcus - She says thank you. :)

jali said...

Agador is one of my favorite characters because of the shoe thing.

Jay said...

Good for her!!
Shoes are overrated anyway and blisters are proof that you're tough.

tshsmom said...

WAY TO GO Mollusc!!

Trundling Grunt said...

Oh way to go Mollusc....!!!!!!

egan said...

Awesome story Tall Chick. I have some shoes I can send her way if she decides to get more serious about this. It really is about the shoes even if you're not a shoe person. 46 minutes is great. Good for her. I sense your pride.

Claire said...

Well done, Mollusc!

Candace said...

Jali - that's one of the reasons I love him, too. ^_^

Jay - And you definitely know a thing or two about blisters! ^_^

Tshsmom - she says thanks. :)

TG - Ditto to what she says to tshsmom :)

Egan - What size are they? Her feet are, um, I'd have to measure. One is the same as mine and one is slightly bigger than mine but I'm not sure if she has one longer foot or I have a shorter one. ^_^

Claire - she thanks you muchly. :)