Thursday, January 3, 2008

Can you say CAUCUS??

Picture by Brian Sawyer from Reuters

Watch for me on TV. I might be difficult to pick out since I am leaving the Cavegirl get up at home. But, I bet I'll be one of the younger ones. * hee hee *

I'll be doing my civic duty making sure you all get the right candidate!! :D

http://www.cagle.com/news/IowaCaucus2008/main.asp



3 easy miles yesterday -- slowed it down to complete all 3 with no walking.
(yes it is possible to run even slower than I normally do.)
39:06
That's okay. That's where I am today.

And tonight, I'll be at CAUCUS EXTRAVAGANZA.
Update: HUGE HUGE turn-out!! I could not believe the people on both sides of the aisle. (old veterans of the process were saying at least 4x the people over last time at my site, although I don't think the news supported that number across the whole state.) I guess that goes to show you that when no clear front runner or incumbent is involved, people get out there. Iowa has spoken. I found it all so interesting and intriguing. Whether you like that it was here or not, it certainly was cool to be a part of it. I came within feet of a candidate and enjoyed just seeing all the national media coverage from downtown Des Moines. So cool!! BTW, Huckabee was the only candidate that mentioned marathons in his speech. :D

15 comments:

Wes said...

At our level, there is no slow. Only do or not do. Vote Libertarian :-)

Viv said...

I really can't say that word without it sounding funny. Have fun, I guess what does one say to somebody going to a caucus ;-)
WTG on the 3!

Neese said...

Iowa is the place to be tonight!

RunnerGirl said...

All my students have been asking me today, what in the world is a caucus??? At least they're aware its happening right?

Amy@RunnersLounge said...

Any run that you enjoy is a good run.

Enjoy the caucus madness - can't wait until the hub bub is done.

Unknown said...

Three is three, better then zero. The object is that we get our miles, time will come eventually.

Say hey to MIKE at the caucus for me.


Robert

Marcy said...

YAY Nancy!! Getting out there and doing your duty! ;D

akshaye said...

I bet you guys are glad to finally get all the tv people out of there in the next few days!

Marathoner in Training said...

Three miles are great, and the pace is not bad at all. Keep working on the three without walk breaks, and before you know it you will be doing 5 without walk breaks. As for the Hawkeye Cauci, I am glad it is over and the one candidate that I can not stand did not win, I will not say who she is.

Jamie said...

Yeah for 3 with no walking! 3 is much more than I did last night. Good to hear more people are getting involved :)

Pokey said...

Great job Nanc....I managed to pull off 2.8 last night with no walk breaks too! We must be *weaning* with Wes! :)

You sooooo need to come to AZ so we can run together!

Unknown said...

It has been interesting to watch the whole caucus thing...

Good job on running three!

Sunshine said...

Ah to be in Iowa, now that caucus time is here!!!
I grew up in Iowa, but that was a long time ago.
Do you think people were voting for the candidate they wanted to be President, or the one they thought could win?

J~Mom said...

Remember DFL is better then DNS!! But you are no where near Slow!!

Reluctant Runner said...

I'm a little slow commenting here, but I couldn't let all this caucus talk go by without quoting "Alice in Wonderland":

“What is a Caucus-race?” said Alice; not that she much wanted to know, but the Dodo had paused as if it thought that somebody ought to speak, and no one else seemed inclined to say anything.

“Why,” said the Dodo, “the best way to explain it is to do it.” (And, as you might like to try the thing yourself, some winter day, I will tell you how the Dodo managed it.)

First it marked out a race-course, in a sort of circle ("the exact shape doesn’t matter,” it said), and then all the party were placed along the course, here and there.

There was no “One, two, three, and away!” but they began running when they liked, and left off when they liked, so that it was not easy to know when the race was over. However, when they had been running half an hour or so, and were quite dry again, the Dodo suddenly called out "The race is over!” and they all crowded round it, panting, and asking, “But who has won?”

Come to think of it, this description sounds a little like some of my training runs.