Neither of us had ever watched a rugby match before...it was a crazy combination of football and soccer with some gymnastics randomly thrown in - you might think I'm exaggerating, but look:
You can see the white ball being thrown in - not sure why they do this, but it made me laugh every time it happened.
Here's the trophy presentation - Norwich is in the red jerseys.
These women are hardcore!
I might have mentioned that there's this race on Sunday. Well, this being Texas, we are experiencing stupid weather for December - the temperature predictions are for a warm and muggy day, with a chance of thunderstorms in the late morning. Right now it's looking like 66 degrees for the start of the race, with temps warming up into the mid-70s fairly quickly. While I'd rather
- the race will now be open for 7 hours to allow runners to slow down in the heat and still finish
- they will have towels in iced buckets at certain aid stations along the course
- "cooling zones" in the form of school buses, with A/C running at full blast, will be parked at the last two aid stations along the course - you can go in and literally chill out for a few minutes, if need be - plus they will have more cooling zones at the finish
- they've also increased the amount of liquid on the course by 20% (good thing because I like to not only drink water, but pour it down the back of my neck when it's so hot)
Oh - and guess what the low is supposed to be the day AFTER the race? A lovely 42 degrees. At this point everyone is hoping the cold front will move in a day early, but it's doubtful. Texas weather...not exactly convenient.
One last thing. You may have seen references to gizoogle.net floating around - it's a parody of Google, but done in translations via Snoop Dog-speak, which is to say, pretty foul language. I put my blog in, and busted a gut laughing at their version of my last post. It's even given me an additional mantra to silently repeat as I run, so thank you, Snoop Dizzle.
Have a great weekend!