Sunday, March 21, 2010

The bracket's busted, but the legs feel fine

My bracket has been officially busted.

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.


Marlene said...

I have NO CLUE about basketball... but good job on the run! :)

Kristie said...

Oh is my bracket ever destroyed too! I had Wisconsin going to the Elite 8, and Kansas winning it all... oops! I love watching all the upsets though :)

AM-GoalsfortheWeek! said...

I have NO clue about b-ball either, so can't really relate but just wanted to say sorry?;-)

J said...

I do not even want to look at my bracket right now. i cant do it. But i do love the upsets. its just hard to follow all the teams and know the skill level of each so every year i end up doing horribly in the brackets.

Great job on the run!

teacherwoman said...

I can't get over the games this weekend! Wow, what a bunch of upsets, but I still think there was some great basketball to be watched!

Nice job on the 7 miles!

Cassie said...

My bracket is done as well. So much for those powerful Big East teams!

Jess said...

My bracket is toast too. I had picked your Badgers and my Terps. And they both were epic failures.

But man watching Kansas and Villanova lose kind of rocked. (Except for the affect on my bracket!)

Jill said...

Being a Northern Iowa alum, you should have consulted with me about their awesomeness. :)