Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Dolvett, Dings, and Double Runs


Dolvett 
After my post on Monday about the biggest loser, a few things happened:

  • No fewer than FOUR people commented on my snub of Biggest Loser trainer / apparent “cutie-pituty” Dolvett
  • Almost everyone agreed with my take on Anna K
  • Nitmos screamed “SCOREBOARD” and then went on to mention that Anna K was actually a pretty kick-ass doubles tennis star
  • I was contacted by a group about some fun stuff that I’ll share later.....like tomorrow (tease!)


So, Dolvette.  In short, I LOVE the 38 year old new coach from Biggest Loser.  He seems to have the right mix of Jillian and masculinity (who am I kidding? Those two are the same thing) to balance out Bob. Never one to deprive the people from what they want and pass at a chance that I am equal opportunity, if you’re not watching the show, here is what you are missing:



Dings
Now that it is (American) football season, my vocabulary has exploded with all sorts of fun and manly words.  Which, after the picture above was a MUCH needed boost of man-juice.  Wait, that didn’t sound right. . . .  Terms like “spread offense” and “A Gap” are abound in the ‘Boring household.  Another that is often used is the term “ding”.  That is, when someone gets hurt, but not enough to actually stop them from performing at the top of their game.   After running 3 weeks at 65+ miles per week, I’m starting to feel the marathon peak “dings”.

It isn’t anything particularly major, my knees are a bit achy, my calves are tighter than my wallet on payday, my cannonball form is WAY off, and my feet are SORE.  Seriously, who has sore feet?  Fortunately for me, all of these are just “dings” and I’ll be fine once I start taper.  IN THREE WEEKS!  Crap.

Double Runs
Because of my dings and the fact that I’ve been running late to work every day this week, I am going to follow my plan today and actually split up my recovery run.  6 this morning, 4 tonight.  Normally I’d just cram both into a 10 mile run and be done for the day, but I want to give my legs a bit of a rest and give them a chance to heal a bit before tomorrow’s pace work.  I’ve found that running at night does let my legs recover well, but it also has the unfortunate side effect of making me want to yack on the sidewalk.  I’m not sure how the night runners do it, but I’m going to give it a(nother) shot!


Ugg, I couldn’t take the DTrain pictures up top.  So, I leave you a funny foto Friday reject:

10 comments:

Barry said...

AAahh. My neck does feel better. No joke!

Laura said...

Try drinking after you run. Then if you throw up, you can blame that instead of your running :)

Run with Jess said...

Yeah, I came for the Dolvett....

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

You had me at Dolvett. I will "let go of his treadmill" and hold on to his...what?!

Seriously, love his energy and balancing out the Bob-ster! An-nah is over-matched.

Foto funny---hilarity!!!

Jamoosh said...

I can only assume the continuous mention of TBL means you are catering to a certain segment of your audience. I am disappointed to say the least.

In your manliness football discussions, also throw around terms such as "he would be better playing the three-technique" and "comparatively speaking, he has a lower QBR because of YAK."

Kate said...

Wow. Clearly I should be watching more Dolvett...I mean, Biggest Loser.

Jill said...

Did you call him "Dolvette" to make his name more feminine and therefore justify your attraction to him?

Running at night is fun. I've had some of my best runs later at night. the first time I ran 5 miles continuously was at 11pm and I wept actual tears. that sounded less ridiculous in my head.

Tricia said...

I don't watch BL (gasp) but have heard the term "dolvette" thrown around. Thanks for clearing up what that actually is. I was thinking it was a new product the Biggest Loser people were pushing, You know..something pumped full of supplements and artificial enhancers guaranteed to make the contestants and you the at home viewer lose weight...

oh, wait...

XLMIC said...

I'll be using that bottom photo of the D-train as my new phone wallpaper... thx :)

Jason said...

Neck feels much better now, but I had to start with my hands over my eyes after the Dolvett sighting.

Although that dude is awesome. I love the 'get your hands off MY treadmil'