One hundred German women braved broken heels and sprained ankles in Saturday's second annual "Stiletto Run" 100-meter race in Berlin. The distance was 100 meters. The field was 100 women. The setting was Berlin. And the shoes were stilettos. With a time of 14.7 seconds, Berliner Denise Hanitzsch beat out 99 fellow heel-wearers Saturday to take the prize in the second annual "Stiletto Run," held in West Berlin. Asked about her technique, Hanitzsch said "Make your strides as big as possible and never let your foot roll back onto the heel."The run, had only two rules for its reader-contestants: the stiletto heels had to be at least 7 centimeters (2.75 inches) high and no more than 1.5 centimeters (0.6 inches) wide at the tip. Asked how she would spend her prize -- a $13,500 gift certificate for Berlin's upscale KaDeWe department store, "On shoes! What else?"
Dang...I sure hate I missed that one ;) Hope everyone had a great Labor Day Weekend. Mine was busy. I got in some training and got a lot things done. Today, my taper begins for Patriots. I am excited and ready. All of these months of hard work, hopefully, will pay off for me on Saturday with a happy and healthy finish. I am planning on the Oly next weekend too. After the Oly, I may catch a sprint or two, and then am much ready for some down time, at least for a few weeks. It has been a long process and I rarely take days off from working out. I should do that more often and am planning on a new plan of action for next year's tri season :) This was my year to learn and grow. And I have learned a lot. A lot.
Have a great Tuesday all~