Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The future, cookies, and runs

Where will I be in 10 "dam" years
Wendy at Never Underestimate the Power of a Running Woman recently tagged me in a post about dams....to tell where I think I will be in 10 years. The "You're Going Places" award - which is funny because most people tell me I'm going nowhere, fast.

Never one to back down from an Internet meme (College Humor - click that one if you have sound, its a good one), I felt obligated to comply:
  • Running: In 10 years, I hope to be closing in on my 50 states goal (see pitiful map on the left). By that time I should have ran Boston as I am trying to qualify within the next 18 months. The unfortunate reality is that I will have likely slowed down
  • Life: While the changes from 18 to 28 were pronounced (I can buy beer!) I can only assume that the changes from 28 to 38 will be just as drastic (I'm the Parent Teacher Assoc chair!). I'm sure that I'll have a few little kiddos running around and I'll be trying my best to not become a helicopter parent. I'm also sure that I'll also be holding off the urge to buy a convertible but will likely have at least one leather jacket.

What about you? I'm supposed to tag 10 people to tell me where they will be in 10 years, but I'd rather just know where EVERYONE think's they'll be. Living in a van, down by the river is not an acceptable answer.


Rad Treats
About a week ago, I won a two HUGE cookies from Rad Runner. They were "Alternative Baking Company" Vegan Cookies -Mac the Chip and a Colossal Chocolate Chip Cookie. I'm not vegan, I could never be vegan, but I have a lot of respect for someone who cares either enough about their body to only put certain things in there or cares enough about animals to not use/abuse them. Me? I'd like to think I treat my body like an amusement park. Giggity Giggity

The goods

I went out for a 5 mile tempo run on Thursday (in 100 degree heat)
had opened the mail and saw that I had received the cookies while
traveling. I then proceeded to dive in - face first.

The cookies were GREAT. Although, because they were 500 cals each, I think I'd only feel comfortable eating them after a run....or on top of a big bowl of ice cream. If you're going to go, do it RIGHT.

Tough Runs
Sometimes my body doesn't cooperate. This morning, I ran 4 miles at an overall pace of 7:56. Not bad on paper, but it felt like I was running 7:20s. My legs were tired, but more importantly, my MIND was tired. It was one of those runs where I don't really remember the first mile or two because I was still half asleep.

Fortunately though, I had shorts on (I've put my shoes on before my shorts in the morning ) and I made sure to have my iPod with me. So, I must be getting relatively good at getting into a routine. But, I'm the first to admit that they can't all be good runs and if it was easy everyone would do it. So, I got the miles in - and there is not much more to say.


Don't forget to enter my EFS giveaway! *cough cough* inspiREDtorun13 *cough cough* They are sealed unopened packages - promise. Although, now that you mention it, throwing in my left overs isn't all that bad of an idea either!

22 comments:

Chad said...

You need to put a shirt on before taking blog pictures. Jesus!

Teamarcia said...

Seriously 500 cals each?? Ouch!

Jamoosh said...

500 Calories. Screw that, gimme a steak instead.

Ed said...

There's no getting around it bro... 10 years from now, I will be living in a van down by the river. It's inevitable.

Tricia said...

not sure which is more disturbing the "old" pic or the shirtless one...hmmmm...

ShutUpandRun said...

Best. picture. ever. Naked and hairy (sort of) and sweaty and eating a 500 cal cookie.

Morgan said...

*So Disturbed* LMAO!

Running Through Phoenix said...

My fav running route is from my van down by the river. Put. your. shirt... ON!

Brenna said...

"If you're going to go, do it RIGHT."

Truer words were never spoken. Hope you enjoyed those!

Lisa said...

hopefully in 10 years my husband and I will have bought a home in a smaller town, we will be traveling quite a bit and I will have run several more half-marathons in various cities around the country, with many more left in me!

I've seen these cookies in health food stores and have wondered about them, but the calorie count always makes me put them back on the shelf! Glad they're good though!

Glenn Jones said...

Coffee spew! If you're going to do it, do it right! Tremendous Adam!

And I'll let you in on a secret from a 50 year old - life gets better and better if you take care of yourself. Of course it took me until I turned 50 to figure that out....

64 CLASSIC said...

10 YEARS--56 INSTEAD OF 46?? HONESTLY, IT DOESN'T SCARE ME. TRUTHFULLY, WE DO A SPORT WHERE NO ONE SHOULD DREADFULLY FEAR BIRTHDAYS. HECK, IT MAY BRING A NEW AGE GROUP!

TEN YEARS MEANS MOST LIKELY GRANDPA HERE AND IF MY NEW WIFE (age 37) HAS HER WAY, MAYBE A LITTLE ONE STILL IN GRADE SCHOOL.

OH, AND I FORGOT TO SAY RETIRED, RETIRED, RETIRED AND STILL RUNNING!!

wendy_kresha@charter.net said...

Let me know when you finally get around to doing a race in Minnesota : )

Rad Runner said...

They totally are humungo hu? I am glad you liked em! You REALLY like that creepy picture hu?

Her Name is Rio said...

Those cookies really pack in the "energy" (calories)- wow! Glad they were tasty!

Jill said...

I pray you don't have those wrinkles when you're a whopping age 38. I can't even remember when I was 38 *cough cough*.

inspiREDtorun13 said...

Throw in your leftovers AND a fruitcake and I'll enter. Heck maybe even Jimmy Buffet would enter.

Not gonna lie, I got really excited by the comment shout out :)

Chris Korn said...

In 10 years I hope I will have gotten over that picture of you eating without your shirt on

Ace said...

what about if I added eating a steady diet of government cheese? Could I live in the van then?

RunningLaur said...

did you mention if the cookie was actually good? I know I'd eat just about anything right after a run.

kilax said...

I wondered if you got that brand of cookies. They are SO GOOD. I actually wrote to the company so I could do a giveaway of them on my blog in the winter. I love the lemon poppyseed one. And I low hot thick and chewy they are. Ha ha.

Julie said...

Holy cow is that cookie loaded with calories:) At least you know that it is good for you....sort of!