Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Wednesday Mix’ins

When I was growing up, whenever mom was too busy/tired/frustrated to make a new meal, we’d eat the leftovers from the few seemingly weeks days prior. Mix’ins! Over the past few weeks I’ve collected a bunch of little tidbits that I haven’t been able to find a home for. So today on my blog, there are mix’ins.

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First, an update on my running. While I consider myself a pretty experienced runner by this point, yesterday I did something that I’m not sure that I’ve ever done before. I finally broke down and bought a nut cup I ran twice in one day, and then again the next morning!! It was TOUGH. My schedule had it planned out mostly as a tool to fully recover from the last week’s miles but I think it mostly served to test my gag reflex which hadn’t been tested since college!. The run yesterday morning went fine, but the run last night was brutal. First, it was 100 degrees. While dark. I had ate a salad 2 hours before but that still didn’t stop my dinner from trying to make an appearance all over the front of my shirt.

Phoenix, 9:03pm.  100 degrees.  F-you summer.

Yep, no sun. 100 degrees. Super. (that is a streetlight)


The run this morning however was just as bad. I felt DEAD – and in fact bonked at mile 7, the half way point. There was walking, a little splashing of water, and maybe even a bit of self deprecating “get your ass in gear” involved. Eventually something kicked in (probably my salad from the night before) and I was able to finish the last 3 miles at marathon pace. I had my wife snap the picture below. I was sweaty, exhausted, pasty, and oddly shaped.

Phoenix, 5:05am.  F-you summer.

Which super hero was it that ran around in a towel, took unflattering pictures, and solved crimes?
All of them?  That is what I thought.


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The deliciously fit cute new mom Kara Goucher has a stress fracture.  She said that she was in PR form after having a baby but started to have hip pain that progressively got worse to the point that she couldn’t massage it away (how do you get THAT job?). The moral of the story per Kara is always wear booty shorts wherever you go to not ignore soreness that doesn’t go away after a few days! It will catch up with you, probably when you are least ready for it. And most importantly—time with loved ones can heal all things, even a broken heart (or a broken hip).


I recently read that Kara as well as Paula Radcliffe (the current women’s marathon world record holder) both have been using the Alter G treadmill as part of their normal training and rehabilitation. The very same treadmill that I was able to try out a few weeks back! Here I am, getting ready to be strapped in:



I have to assume that this means that since I ran 2 miles on the treadmill, I should be knocking out world record times any day now. Right?



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Finally, I’ve almost entirely abandoned Google+, but I was on there a while back and someone had shared the following Nike video. If you have the time, give it a watch. For all of the child labor and questionable athlete endorsements, their advertising is spot on.






Of course, Jamoosh commented that, based on my definition, some of the people might be **gasp** jogging! Indeed they are, I just hope that they aren’t running two-a-days. I hear those make you barf salad.

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16 comments:

Keelie Sheridan said...

Oh snap. The only thing worse than salad barf is ambrosia salad barf.

Congrats on 3 runs in 48 hours, you beast, you.

Nobel4Lit said...

Three?! Wow! I can't wait for you to report whether that helps. =)

Although, don't get a stress fracture!

The Banter said...

I am currently working on my resume for the rub-out-Kara's woes position. Since the last guy obviously didn't do his job, I bet I'm a shoo-in. Thanks for the tip.
http://tri-banter.blogspot.com/

Zaneta said...

barf salad eh? Thanks for that... I AM getting ready to actually eat lol... blech!
Youch! A stress fracture? Hopefully she heals quickly!
I have seen that nike ad once before... they actually have quite a few ads that i think are pretty good :)

X-Country2 said...

Blogging half naked pics of yourself? God, you're SUCH an attention whore. Who does that?

Adam said...

X-country2..... I love it! Our two blog posts are twins! Half naked pictures unite!!

Kate said...

Yeah, I tried google+, maybe like facebook it would be more fun with more people on there, but we already have facebook...

I'm still amazed by those 3 runs, especially because my 9 mile run in Sunday's 89 degree afternoon, was brutal and at a pace that would embarrass most JOGGERS.

Char said...

I don['t agree with the part in the ad about decision making and running uphill. I decided on a new cupcake and it turned out awesome.

Jamoosh said...

That's right, cross-pollinate the social networks by calling me out!

C2Iowa said...

3 in 48 -- outstanding work; in the heat to boot

Kovas said...

I got here by googling hot sexy towel superheroes - cool, right?

Katie said...

your daily high temps make me feel seriously ill.

Runners Fuel said...

AZ has some crazy summers!!

Jackalope said...

I don't know if the temps would make me ill, but you post one more pic of you with only a towel . . .

Jess said...

Yes, but it's a DRY heat :)

Nitmos said...

Another shirtless picture? Really?