I maybe could have overcome the 21 of 32 teams I had left standing after the first round. And even though Kansas getting knocked off Saturday night by Northern Iowa was painful, it wasn't the end of the world. Yet. But the dagger was today. Bye bye Pitt. And Maryland. And Texas A&M. And my Badgers? Painful to watch. It was bad day to be a team moving on in Badgergirl's bracket.
I've got 7 teams left in the Sweet Sixteen. And only two of my Final Four are still alive - both on the same side of the bracket.
But I can't complain too much. Because the basketball? Has been amazing to watch. I mean seriously. As much as it blew up my bracket, watching Northern Iowa pull off the upset yesterday was a highlight of the day. Same with ST. Mary's knocking off Villanova. Same can't be said about Cornell - but that's got more to do with them brutalizing my Badgers.
And after watching the Big Red kill my Badgers with a buzz saw, I was glad I opted to go for my 7-mile run before tip off. Because I'm not sure I would have had the will power to do it after.
While I may have been spoiled earlier in the week with temps in the 60s, today was actually pretty nice out. It was hovering right around 40 and sunny with very little wind. I headed out with two layers of long sleeve technical shirts and my running pants and was quite comfortable the entire run.
Since it was the weekend's long run, I kept an easy pace, averaging between 10:15 and 11:15 minute miles. Overall the run felt pretty good. And the legs don't feel too trashed tonight.
Unlike my bracket.
Even though my run was 7 miles, I didn't take any Gu with me today. But Running Diva Mom's got a great giveaway going on. Gu. Lots of flavors! Head over and check it out.