May 17, 2011

a clock with wings

time sure has flown by since i moved over to the states..i feel like im just getting started and already im competing in my last college outdoor meets..
last weekend we were in Houston, Texas for my last outdoor conference meet..hosted by rice university in the heart of the was four days of competition, lying about the hotel, shopping and eating!we spent the majority of our spare time outside the hotel in rice village - a collection of cute shops, restaurants and cafes..i found one restaurant that was a splitting resemblance of my favourite takeout back home in Dunedin..Paasha's..the turkish restaurant in houston was much the same..minus the takeout option..but same name, same great quality food and nummy nummy nummy hummus and pita!if ever in houston i would recommend you try this place!

congratulations must go out to all the medal place getters over the long w.e and to our men's team for putting up a great fight for 2nd place (unfortunately being pipped at the line by UTEP)..our small girls team did great under the circumstances finishing up in 8th place!here are some highlights..unfortunately i didn't get much of a chance to get many good pictures as i was racing both days..but i hope to get some off my dad who was in prime position to get some stunning home straight shots, undoubtedly including great facials!

above photos from the 10000m on friday night

relaxing at friends of my parents before my 1500m prelims on saturday
one part of houston i could live despite the weather..pool + lake would sure beat those hot rays!

carl on his way to gold in the 3000m steeple saturday night

finishing my 2nd and last outdoor conference in style with the 1500m/5000m golden was a brutal turn around..the heat sure did make recovery between the finals hard, but when there is a will there is a way (and when there are carbo drinks, cold towels and shade)

hope you all had a fantastic w.e also, its time for recovery for 10 days here before we head to eugene, oregon for regionals!

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