Monday, June 22, 2009

This week, my workout schedule is BRUTAL. How the hell did it happen? It was a perfect storm, everything coming together to take me down. But I won't let it happen I tell you!

Tomorrow - Corporate Challenge race. It is on the parkway, no shade, hot, hot, and hot. I ran the parkway after work tonight and ewwww, boy, it was warm. It is like the parkway is getting pre-heated for tomorrow race. Nice.

Wednesday - 6 a.m. - Hill workout. Since I am running the Corporate Challenge I thought I was getting out the Tuesday night hill workout. Oh no. Nope. Instead, I am meeting my coach and friend Kelle (who I blame fully for this) at the parkway to run hills. WTF.

Wednesday night - Teach my yoga class. Will be needing a little Zen.

Thursday night - Subbing Kelle's Boilermaker class. Find out this is their longest run....of NINE MILES! Son-of-a-bitch.

Friday - heading to Ohio for parent's 50th wedding anniversary. NO exercise. Woooo hoooo!

Saturday - Two hours and 15 minute run. That is if my legs will work.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

It Doesn't Take Long

There seems to be something on my new chair?!

At least she matches.


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Winner of the Worst Run Ever...

Goes to 5crazygreys!!!!!

Thank you everyone. I couldn't have done it without Faegan's Pub. At 1:15 p.m. they supplied me with a sandwich the size of my head and obnoxiously large plate of fries. Because of its deliciousness I snarfed down the entire platter within 15 minutes, promptly feeling overfull and bloated for the rest of the day. It was a lunch where wearing elastic pants would have come in handy.

At 6 p.m. I knew I was in trouble. I was still full, bloated and now, extremely thirsty. Damn fries! For 60 minutes the conversation in my head was:I should of had the salad...why didn't you have a salad...you asshole, why didn't you eat a salad.

Next time...salad.

Friday, June 12, 2009

National Annoying People Day

How many people annoyed you today? Let me tell you about my day:

To the guy at the vet with the ratty white looking dog on a 400 ft flexi lead. Pay the fuck attention. My dog will eat your dog, so please, reign in the ankle bitter so people can get in through the front door.

The the ladies at Dunkin Doughnuts. I just want my regular coffee and prefer not to stand in line for 15 minutes while you finish your conversation instead of helping customers.

To the lady that pulled out in front of me and decided to not drive in the other two wide open lanes and drive slow. Fuck you.

To the HUGE Rescue Mission truck that took up all three pumps at the gas station. I thought you were supposed to be the good guys?

To the guy, that parks in the underground garage and insists on putting a cover over his car. Really?! Really. Is your car that awesome? May a huge flock of pigeons that have just gorged themselves on blueberries poop all over your precious car as you leave the parking garage.

Happy Annoying People Day!

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Toenails? What Toenails?

Does it make me a real runner when my toenails fall off? If it does, then I am a real runner. Just to set the record straight, it isn't ALL my toenails. Just my big toes and it hurts. Shit. If I knew that running this type of mileage would do this I might have reconsidered.

Regardless of my screwed up and disgusting looking toes I headed out for my long run this morning. I can't believe it, but I am actually getting used to getting up at 5 a.m. on Saturday's. I have my routine down to a science. Feed the dogs at 5 (only because they force the issue if you don't), have a gigantic cup of coffee, watch "How Clean is your House" on BBC, eat peanut butter toast at 5:45, get dressed at 6:15 and out the door at 6:30 to Dewitt. Home by 9:30 a.m., and nap at 11:30 a.m. Let me tell you, naps have never been so glorious than on Saturday's. You know the deep, drool all over the pillow type of naps. They sort of make up for the lost toenails.

Today it was an 1:30 minute run. Felt pretty good and held a steady pace of about 10 m/m. Happy with that because I am thinking that is the pace I want to have for the first part of my marathon. Next week we move it up to 1:45 and the week after that it will a full 2 hours. Groan. I don't know if my toenails can take it!

Monday, June 01, 2009

Steamtown: A marathon decision

After much debate I have finally decided upon a marathon. My first marathon will be the Steamtown Marathon in Scranton, PA on October 11, 2009. Hotel reservations have been made, but I haven't been able to bring myself to actually register for the race. Just the thought of it makes me want to vomit.

The reason why I picked Steamtown is that I've heard from several people (okay 2) that it is a extremely well organized race, great crowds and the course is fast. However, after reading some of the comments it looks like I have a lot of hill training in my future. Even though the first 8 miles is downhill that can play hell on your quads. And the evil bastards put a steep hill at the END of the race. Son-0f-a-bitch. The comments from runners who have done this race said to make sure to train for downhill and uphill running. Great. Just what I love to do. NOT!