my cousin lalers runs track for a pac-10 school. i had her take me to the track last night and put me through one of her workouts. it was enlightening - i learned:

* what the lines on the track actually mean (don't laugh)

* that my body prefers long-distance running

* and our little lalers FLIES. and i mean FLIES. she gave me a headstart and still FLEW by me. and this was when i was sprinting as fast as i could go while she was doing her slow, "loosening up" strides. she ran at full speed with such ease. i'm jealous, amazed and so proud.