I'm a goofball
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
- Running is always the best medicine for a bad attitude
- The later in the day it gets, the worse I perform (unless I have people to workout with).
- I am a morning worker-outer
- Music can be transforming
The schedule for the week:
Monday: Swim, 4 miles
Tuesday: Speedwork - 5 miles including 4x800
Wednesday: 2 finals, 4 miles
Thursday: 1 final, 4 miles
Saturday: 10 miles
Sunday: Bike ride
Saturday, May 16, 2009
After the race. Not too dirty. There were a few muddy parts, but not to bad overall.
Instead of a shirt, they gave us socks. Nice ones too. Wool. That was a nice touch.
The reward: J.Lohr Cab Sav. Highly recommended. You can find it in local grocery stores for about $15. It's a great dinner party hostess gift. Never met anyone who hasn't liked it. Try it.
I'm going to try to post the link for the elevation chart:
I know there are lots of racers this weekend. Good Luck to all of you guys and I can't wait to hear about them all.
Does my blog look like a pepto bismol bottle? I was bored with the layout. I don't know if I like it yet.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
- I understand why I felt so tired last week.
- I am blowing my nose every five minutes and it is very sore.
- I can't skip school because finals are next week. Hope I don't get anyone there sick.
- My hubby is gone for the week at some work thing.
- I have not run since Saturday.
- Thank goodness it is a taper week.
- I have a hard ass trail run 'race' this Saturday that I hope I have the energy for.
- I am reading, but not commenting.
- Tylenol Sinus and Congestion pain is a waste of money.
- Why is it only one nostril that is plugged up even though they alternate?
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
Monday: Bikram Yoga, Run - 5 miles
Bikram was good, but I felt a little out of center. Balance wasn't as strong as the last time I went. I didn't sleep well that night so I think I was just a little out of focus. Run: 5 miles/9:48 pace
No workouts today, but I had an interview for an internship. Will find out at the end of the week - fingers crossed.
Wednesday: Swim, Run - 5 miles, 3 @ 9:20
Yes, and yes. See previous post
Thursday: Run - 5 miles
Run: 5 miles/10:11 pace
Friday: Swim, Spin
No spin. Swim was good. Used a workout from swimplan. Hubby did it with me. He doesn't know it - but he kept me on track. I'm glad I didn't do the spin class. I'm thinking about dropping these from the schedule. I need to just ride the bike on the road.
Saturday: Run - 9 miles
See previous post. Went much much better than my last 9 miler. Ice bath afterward - so good. My legs felt great for the rest of the day. I'll definitely be incorporating ice baths into the regimen.
Sunday: Tacoma City Marathon Volunteer
total miles for the week: 24.8
Sunday, May 3, 2009
First, let me preface by stating that I am three glasses into a bottle of wine and in a court of law - I could not enter into a legally binding contract. Ok, so I had a great day volunteering at the Tacoma City Half/Full Marathon. Some observations at the get go
- Runners come in shapes and sizes
- No two gaits are alike
I was stationed at mile 6. It was really crazy to see marathoners actually sweating and panting at this point. I wanted to tell them to slow down and chill out because you got a looong ways to go, but I didn't. It was so fascinating seeing what runners were wearing. Some looked like they were going away for the weekend. It was crazy. Seriously, it's one thing to have a camelback but it's an entirely different thing to have a roll of toilet paper, tent, and air mattress slugged into it. Okay, that's an exaggeration, but seriously....whoa. This was the first female coming through for the half marathon. I'm curious to see what her time was. She was hot in a 'your a seriously in shape' competitor kind of way. See how fast she was:Once I was able to leave my post i was waiting around for one of my girlfriends (who was also volunteering at mile 3 and due to injury hasn't' run since October) to come and meet me and she somehow ended up talking me into walking the rest of the course. It was all good and fine jabbering away until we caught up with this girl: Notice her right foot. Yeah, it's gone. I snapped a picture out of admiration (I was too chicken to get one of her front) when she went through my station. One word - AMAZING. We caught up and walked with her for the last 2miles and it was such and honor. She has done 6 half marathons and one sprint tri. So cool. She was an awesome girl and it was such a privilege to do part of the race with her. To watch marathoners look at her in admiration was seriously incredible. It really makes you appreciate what you have. How can I get upset about a rude driver that cuts me off when some people HAVE NO LIMBS. Seriously, get a grip! I hope I never forget this twenty minutes of my life. Her whole body was aching and she struggled to finish, but you know what - quitting was not an option for her. Her only goal was to finish at least second to last. It was such an honor to even meet her and she probably has no idea how much she inspires people. Spectators were going crazy for her and marathoners were going even more phycho. Hopefully I can find a better picture of her finishing and post it in her honor. That's about it. What a cool day. Sidebar - since we were on the very end of the finishers and the course was almost closed down allowing traffic to go through intermittently- we were still taking up the whole road and there was one driver who actually honked and then proceeded to give us serious attitude with her arms to tell us how mad she was we were taking up one lane (mind you - the other lane was still closed and there was absolutely NO TRAFFIC AROUND, she could have easily rolled into the other lane to pass us gracefully). Clearly she was too ignorant to even understand that there was a major even wrapping up, but aside from all this I ask you this: What kind of person actually gives someone with NO LEG an attitude about being in her way while she is driving and the no leg person is walking in the street. I was appalled that this actually happened. The no leg girl (sorry, I didn't get her name) was strong as nails and simply said, "I wish I had my other leg with me - I would have thrown it at her." What a good sport. I hope someday that driver realizes what a crazy bitch she is and gets her you-know-what handed to her. Unbeliveable.