Friday, January 25, 2008

It's different for the pros

Amanda Lovato doesn't like it when she hears pros say that they're going to "participate" in a race instead of saying they're racing it.

As for me, I participate in races. Even while going as fast as I'm able. I don't entertain any delusions of head-to-head competition with anyone.

Except if I see woman with a calf number in my age group ahead of me. Then it's game on. Unless I'm mid-bonk, that is.


TxTriSkatemom said...

I race one person and one person only -- myself. Mostly. But there are times (like coming up in Austin) that I use a race just to see where I am physically.

21stCenturyMom said...

I also participate and only race when I think I can move up a notch which usually means from almost last to closer to the middle.

I guess that's why we are not Pros :-)

Nancy Toby said...

Heh, yeah, it kills me when the people think I'm only slow because I'm not trying. I'M TRYING, I'M TRYING!!!

LBTEPA said...

We use the word 'bonk' differently over here - let's say it's a euphemism for, ahem, conjugal felicity. I can quite honestly say I have NEVER tried to pass anyone mid-bonk!

Ellie Hamilton said...

I'm on your side, Nancy! I participate! Like Skatemom, I just race against myself.
However, I looked at Amanda's blog and found out there's a 1/2 marathon here in Austin this weekend. Hmmm.... but even if it's not sold out it's probably $$$$ like everything else here Deep In The Heart of Excess.