Second, I AM still running – quite well in fact. I even had a tempo run on Tuesday that didn’t make me want to strap on a pair of cleats and try to kick myself in the crotch. So, that is nice!
Tuesday: 7 miles @ 7:11 pace with 5 at 6:43 pace.
Well crap – I see why this run was so good, it was too slow!! Ha! Well, I suppose that this was a good training run for the half marathon that I have coming up in February. I’m going to try my best to hit 89:59 (sub 1:30). Hopefully I don’t poop myself trying.
Wednesday: 8 miles @ 7:19 marathon pace.
This.was.a.great.run. Actually, this morning’s run was the reason that I decided to do an actual ‘run review’ in this blog post. I normally take a solid 2-3 miles to start to hit any sort of groove, but during this run before I knew it I was already at mile #5! I honestly ran it a BIT too fast (goal was 7:25ish) but close counts with runs that good.
Finally, I was recently tagged for the stylish blogger award by Jen, Staci, and Detroit Runner. I actually think I was tagged by another person as well but after 15 minutes of looking for the post I gave up. PLEASE tell me if you tagged me as well :( Blogger fail.
At first I thought it was a mistake. Most of my style comes from a combination of doing whatever the Jonas Brothers do, that creepy host guy from the bachelor does (is it just me or can you totally see that guy rubbing one out in the bushes watching the girls at the pool?), and wearing whatever makes my "special area" tingly. Example:
However, I must have known something was up this past fall, because I gave my victory jump some practice before the Rock and Roll San Antonio Marathon. As you can see, with the self timer on the camera, I was less than successful:
In my head, I had envisioned a picture like this:
Opps, jumped too soon
(Still happy though - with ripped leg muscles)
Hmmm, didn't even jump for this one
Ahh yes, jumped, but too high
(This is when I just gave up)
Anywhoo, the rules of the game are
2. I was voted “most outgoing” in my high school class. Too bad they didn’t have a category for “most likely to post pictures of yourself on the toilet”. I would have NAILED that one.
3. I can type something crazy like 90 words per minute. Unfortunately, that is mostly because I am an instant messenger whore. Because I travel for my job, so many of my friends live all over the country that is the only way that I can keep up with them.
4. I’m currently not following any formal or structured running training plan and it bugs the shit out of me. Must change that soon. Until then, I’ll continue to run what I wanna run, say what I wanna say, and pee where I wanna pee.
6. While up until 2 months ago, I would fly every single week, I had a lot of very strange very morbid tendencies. For example, I REALLY do not like to take standby flights. I can’t get the picture of the crying widow out of my head who sobs “if Adam just wouldn’t have taken the earlier flight!! But, thank goodness I upped his life insurance – who wants to go to vegas?”
Next up I need to tag some new bloggers whose blogs I have recently found. I choose some of the recent comments on my last post about Rock and Roll Arizona:
2 Slow 4 Boston
Eat Drink and be Meiri
Lily on the Road