Another get rich quick scheme fails
Since I am currently unemployed with no regular income, yesterday the ZChick and I decided to head off to Emerald Downs and see if we could win ourselves an early retirement. I'm typing this from home after putting off more yard work ("becuase its too hot and I'm too English to be out in heat"), you can guess the outcome. I had 2 3rds, an 8th (out of 9) and a 2nd. I'm please to say that on a $5 bet to place, the 2nd made me a grand total of $3.80 profit. The ZChick didn't win anything.
In the name of getting fit we did 'run the mile' before the event. Yes, once a year they let people on the track and you can run the lap on foot. The money raised all goes to a good charity and they threw in free entry to the races, a free T-Shirt and lunch so it was quite the bargain in the end. Seeing one mile laid out in a single lap looks huge. The winner did 5:15 which is pretty good on a soft surface apparantly. The ZMan managed a more humble 8:13 which is pretty damn good I think. I'll kee the ZChick's time a secret becuase like age and weight I think these are things a woman likes to keep to herself. Suffice to say she ran a *lot* faster than she claims she can go on our treadmill. Of course to put it all in perspective, the horses do the same lap in a little over 1:30 !!!