Sunday, June 1, 2008

When the boys are away....

So this weekend, most of the guys in the group are on the road, traveling somewhere around the world. David and Joel are in Berlin, Aub was in Belgrade and now he is in Zaragoza, Spain and so a couple of the ladies in my training group, Anne and Moushami and myself thought it would be a good time to have a night on the town. I haven't been to a club in quite a while and in spite of some forewarning about what to expect, I decided that it was about time.

First I couldn't decide what top to wear. I had on a grey blouse at first, but so many times when I wear this type of top, the questions about do you run track and why my arms look the way they do are more than I care to answer so at the last minute I decided to change.

I know my arms are still out in this top too but somehow it looks different and maybe because it has bright colors, your eyes tend to be drawn to that instead. Anyway, Moushami came over and we left from here. I wasn't sure what to expect.

We ended up having a pretty good time. The music was pretty good and I hadn't danced in a while so that alone made the night fun. It's always interesting for me to go out and people watch. The outfits, the interactions, the moves that guys try to make and what alcohol does to some people is all the entertainment I need.

We stayed for quite a while and to be honest I don't know what time we made it home but suffice to say, it was all I could to fall into my bed and surprise, surprise I woke up with a headache this morning. I've spent the entire day on the couch watching TV. There were two different track meets airing today, one from New York from last night where the men's 100m world record was set by Usain Bolt of Jamaica in 9.72 seconds!! The other was the meet in Berlin where Dave ended up winning the hurdles, again. He sure is having an outstanding season thus far. Congrats to them both!

Anyway, that's it for my weekend. Training resumes tomorrow and life goes back to normal but it sure was fun to get out and "let my hair down" for a change!


Anonymous said...

Very pictures of you Jackie; it really looks like your enjoying your time without the boys anyway! And your friend in the last pic...yeah I think she works out a little bit! :-]

:::Marcus LANGFORD:::

eclectik said...

f course I was staring...her arms/shoulders are amazing and tan line is seck-c

Jump for Jack is always a stunner of course

Looks like a good time

...Im jealous.


anonymousnupe said...

Surely they seated you two in the high-visibility, yet private V.I.P. section of the club as centerpieces of the high caliber clientèle they attract? If not, their marketing person needs to be fired.

Good choice of tops. Just the right amount of cleavagation goin' on.

Brianna said...

You were worried about the first top and yet Moushami had the balls to wear a tube top...the most glaringly obvious and attention grabbing to every arm, shoulder and back muscle there is???!! should have just bite the bullet and wore a halter.

Jackie Edwards said...

Thanks guys for the comments!! Bri, yeah Mo has a lot more cahonas (sp?) than I do. You know I would never be caught dead in a strapless top. I would rather....I don't know what I would rather do, I just wouldn't have the nerve!! But more power to her. She can have the nerve for both of us and I'll just live vicariously through her:)

12kyle said...

Nice pics!!!

I saw that Bolt broke the world record in the 100M. People are already questioning the fact that he's only run it 5 times that he may be dirty. Your thoughts on that?

Do you think Marion Jones' teammates will have to surrender their medals as well?

Anonymous said...

Looks like you and Mo were about to have some fun, pretty lady.

Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T said...

stripes look good on u. and have fun b4 training sister

Jackie Edwards said...

12 Kyle: I personally don't think that Usain is dirty. He was a 16 year old phenom and has been running outstanding times for the past several years in the 200m. The fact that his coach has held him back from running the 100m is perhaps the only reason we haven't had the chance to see his prowess there sooner.

Unfortunately, with the current state of track and field, every time someone does something fantastic they are automatically going to be questioned and scrutinized and that is truly disheartening for myself and all the many, many athletes just like myself who have trained and dedicated years of their life to this sport.

Usain is not only tall, 6'5", he also has great sprinting technique and form and when you combine those two things, the results are going to be stellar.

As far as Marion's teammates go, as sad and unfortunate as it is, I believe that they should be made to give their medals up. Through no fault of their own doing or choosing, they had an unfair advantage, pure, plain and simple and for that reason their results have to be voided. That is the most cruel blow of all when someone decides to take drugs. It's one thing to sully your own name, but to nullify the hard work put in by others who chose to go the clean, blood, sweat and tears route is tragic.

12kyle said...

@ Jackie
I hope that this kid isn't dirty. Right now, track and field needs any good publicity. It's unfortunate that it has come to this. I saw the clip and this dude looks like he's the real deal. He has to be a great athlete. You just don't roll outta bed and put up THOSE kinda numbers.

I understand where you're coming from. I'm kinda in the middle. Her teammates trained for years for those moments. To see their accomplishment be stripped away from them would be very tough. I'd prolly feel a little different if they could prove that they KNEW that she was taking roids. But I understand where you're coming from.

Akshay said...

I always get a headache after a night at club... for obvious reasons I drink too much.....

anonymousnupe said...

Usain has mad crazy turn over for a dude that tall. What is he, like, 7' 3"?!

eclectik said...

I had to come back and look again.