That time I wasn’t allowed

Let me explain…

Saturday morning bright and early I headed down to meet my mom so we can get some shopping in before heading to the Runners World Half Marathon expo.  After we scratched the shopping itch we headed over to gawk at running celebs and pick up our race bibs.

We also sat in on a seminar about how every runner can get better.  More on that later…. But while listening to the speakers we had lunch.  Clearly a lunch of champions.

At the expo we spotted running celebs like Matt Long, Bart Yasso, Amby Burfoot…and we even got a glimpse of my new idol Shalane Flanagan.

After a day of completely geeking out on all things running I got an email from my coach.  The email I was dreading actually. He said it would be best for me to not participate in the 1/2 marathon.  WAHHHHHHH. 😦

I was the most bummed ever.  He said he would rather me not run for a few reasons.  I have a few goals I am working towards so I need to focus on the big picture.  With the marathon being only 2 weeks ago, participating in a race situation wouldn’t be best for my training.  He said, from a coaching standpoint, it would be best for me to run the scheduled stamina run which was only 60 minutes rather than a 2 hour easy, long run.

That was bittersweet news for me.  I wanted to do whatever my coach thought was best and the idea of running fast and longish was awesome.  But at the same time I was really looking forward to running with my friends and family on a course that was organized by the greatest running source ever.

I stuck to my schedule and decided that I would do what my coach wanted and that would allow me to finally be a cheerleader for all the people that are always a huge support to me!

Payback time 😛

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Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

Dude, are you just as happy about it being Friday as I am.  I mean, ThANK THE LAWWWDY that it’s almost the weekend.  Until the bell rings at the end of the day, I will continue to annoy my coworkers with way too much OAR and Dave Matthews Band.  It’s Friday, I am celebrating…shhhhh.  I am looking forward to lots of house work and family time this weekend!

I have a couple of rando things to share with you… First is my new favorite quote by my idol, Miss Kara Goucher

‎”That’s the thing about running: your greatest runs are rarely measured by racing success. They are moments in time when running allows you to see how wonderful your life is.” 

-Tell me that is not the most amazing, ‘hit the nail on the head’ quote you have ever heard.  Life is wonderful.

Here is the link to scope out some of your fave athletes.  Who are you rooting for?

-I haven’t decided what to do about my run streak yet.  This morning I ran a painful 2.5 miles.  I am tired of having shitty runs and I am starting to get seriously annoyed now.  I know what I need to do and my body wants to do, I just feel like such a quitter if I don’t keep streaking!  Oy

Now….  WINNER WINNER WINNER

I counted the comments a billion times, I hope I got it right… STACEY  who “eats oatmeal every day” check your email!!!

Congrats lady and thanks to everyone who commented 🙂

I also wanna give a shout out to Jbone’s sisters birthday!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIRL! Love you!

Make it a great day!

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ME and quitting

My celebration of summer yesterday was a success.  I mean, I stayed up till about 9 and got to swim.  To me, I won.

Along with swimming I did a lot of rehydrating.  I have been sweating like a beast lately and I know I am starting to get a little dehydrated so I am trying to up my water intake.

This afternoon I went to get my hair done with intentions of CHOPPING it.  well….

I wimped out.  Anddddd I only got about 3 inches taken off. Womp Womp.   It just takes too long for my hair to grow back!  Maybe next time?

While I was waiting for the color to be finished I noticed something….STRANGE

WTF is there an ass doing on my leg.   That’s NOT cute, that’s all I know

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I just got home for the first time (other than 10 minutes to change) since 4:15 am.  And I have another 3:30 wake up call tomorrow to get a run in before work.

Now, I am feeling a little torn about the Streak I am doing.  I am starting to feel like I am not getting quality runs in.  This morning I did a little over 5.5 miles and they sucked.  Between running every day and going to CrossFit 3-4 times a week, I think my body is not liking it.   I miss the runs where I felt strong and in shape.  All week I have been having a hard time.  I know I committed to the Runners World Running Streak, but I am starting to feel like maybe I should give myself a day or two off?  I know it is only at least a mile a day, and really…what’s a mile.  But I just think my legs need a break and now that I am starting to train for my fall marathon, I am going to have really long runs coming up.  I’m torn… Any suggestions?

Don’t forget… the giveaway ends tomorrow!  Thanks to all the other bloggers that helped pimp out my free swag!

gm

Taper Help

Ohhh hayyy Monday 🙂

I’m still in a partial food coma even though I am up and at work already.  Seriously, I don’t need to eat for days after yesterday.  I mean, of course I will eat, but I just don’t have to.   I would much rather be doing this with them than be at work!

Last night J and I went for a quick ride on his motorcycle.  It was a little chilly but I love how goofy we look in helmets riding on the motorcycle when the sun is shining!

I have a full Monday planned with work, lunch break run and hopefully body pump.  I have my big race this weekend and I am having a hard time deciding how hard or easy I should take it this week.  Everything I read says to actually taper but I have only ever tapered for a full marathon, never a half.  Since I want this race to be a good one I want to do it the right way… I just can’t decide what the right way is! Help??

A few interesting things I found on the internet today I thought I would share:

What animal should you have?

What happened to her?!

Some new ideas and ones we already knew

Hope you have a happy day 🙂

gm