Thursday, October 13, 2011

Intervals with Adam: 1000th post, 25,000 calories, and kiddo updates


Last week of build
This week is my last week of ultra high mileage for the Rock and Roll Savannah marathon.  Starting next week I’m officially tapering, drinking hand sanitizer, and eventually **gasp** giving up beer/wine for the last week.  6 months or so ago, I made the very deliberate decision to pull back on my racing and focus on ONE fall race.  Quite frankly, I’m more than a little scared about having no excuses for a perfect race on November 6th.

1000th Post
This post will be my 989th published post.  Ever since those crazy Romans (in-between decimating most of the discovered world) invented the decimal (10 based) number system, we’ve been obsessed with everything that has a lot of zeros.  So, in celebration of my extreme case of literary diarrhea, I’d like to do a BIG (self funded) giveaway.  The hitch?  I have no clue what to offer up.  Shoes?  Garmins? Race Entries?  Those seem to be some of the most popular ideas that I have in my head.  LET ME KNOW what you’d like to win.  Everyone needs shoes – does anyone need a Garmin?  A spring race entry would be nice, but it almost seems a bit like a gift card (which I am not a fan of).  Based on my post frequency I have two weeks or so to figure it out…… let me know!

23,000-25,000 calories
I was chatting with RunningLaur about food and realized that I eat a LOT.  I had never done the math before, but when I am running 70 miles/week I have to eat somewhere around 23,000 to 25,000 calories/week.  And that is just to maintain my schvelt gaunt 150 pounds.  I’m going to do a pictorial “day in the life” of my pie-hole, but I’m thinking about experimenting with just eating them all in two sittings.  I could turn myself into a food camel!

Kid pics!
Finally, a quick update on my kiddo. (Read: Unapologetic picture posting) He is crawling at approximately a 21:00 pace and pushes around chairs, end tables, and anything else that is not strapped down.  This means that we have to be on our TOES!  No sooner do I turn around that he is standing next to the toilet smacking the lid or is trying to tip over my glass of beer water.  We recently went to a pumpkin patch and let him touch all of the farm animals.  Well, not ALL of the animals.  He continued to try to touch the pigs covered in manure.  I decided that it probably wasn’t the best idea.  Feel free to email me your father of the year awards.

People always call me the other end of the horse.....


Cow says MOOO

Mom and baby on the hayride

All of the "do not climb on fence" signs were for everyone ELSE, not us


 

27 comments:

Michelle said...

ROFL - we usually go there every year! Haven't been yet. I think we're going to a different one this year. Hopefully they still have the hand sanitizer out at MN's!!!
Hmmm - a Garmin would be nice or shoes... :)

undeterrable said...

Congrats on making an adorable human!

And on almost the 1000th post.

And on eating so much.

I would like to win (almost) anything. Even a spring race entry. Since I have a million races planned. Sentence fragments.

McV said...

I think the prize should be a race with you (note, "with" not "against").

You seem to enjoy traveling to races, so I bet it wouldn't be too tough to work it out.

Sara @ Peeping Gnome said...

can I have a Pony?
O_O <-- those are big imploring eyes, in case you were wandering.
And I believe it should be something epic and special, if it can't be a pony. Something personal.
Like you come and paint my fence.
Or a good quality racing shirt with something really embarrassing written on it that people can shout at me while I run.
Or a post-race pamper pack with compression socks, one of those sticks to massage yourself with and arnica oil and a card from you that says "you're a champion"

C2Iowa said...

Good post. You know that the 1,000 bill has a special meaning for me; if you remember.

Great pics.

Sara @ Peeping Gnome said...

wandering = wondering. Sorry, I'm Italian and I can't spell or make myself read what I've written before I hit the publish button

Randy said...

A new garmin would be cool...

Disney and RnR races are mucho exponsive, no? Entry to one of those would be cool too.

And for my third wish I wish for unlimited wishes.

Wait, I don't think this is how this works.

Congratulations on the milestone.

PS: Since you're a spiffy new RRCA coach ever thought about giving away free e-coaching? Maybe you do this already...if so, where do I sign up?

bobbi said...

I was all set to vote shoes, but free coaching sounds PERFECT. I could really really use a coach..

krystyna47 said...

I'm going to be a greedy bastard and say that a Garmin 910xt watch would be an AWESOME giveaway. Damn, I'm a jerk!

Brian said...

I like the free coaching idea. Seems like it's a win-win in that it would help one of your readers without making you buy a $150 pair of sneakers or a new Garmin for someone. Race registration's a neat idea too if you definitely want to spend money. Maybe you would pay (up to x amount)toward the winner's next 5K or something, rather than giving away a registration to a specific race that they might not want to travel to.

XLMIC said...

Those fence signs? Those are for the other people... not OUR kids.

I think the coaching idea is stellar. Giving a gift that only you can give...or something like that.

Beth (i run like a girl) said...

What Brian said! ($ toward race entry fees and/or coaching to go along with said race)

Congrats on a HUGE milestone!

And don't stress about the marathon, that will only make you crazy during taper time. Just visualize a successful race!

Running Through Phoenix said...

How about some free coaching as a giveaway? Hayden looks great! As for following your race in GA, another giveaway thats not so expensive is to giveaway some of those race following codes for true dedicated BR stalkers.

Precious said...

My vote is shoes..either Brooks Flows or Ghost Gore tex shoes.Those are 2 I want. :) The soggy feet image came to my mind yesterday when I wanted to run outside, but stuck on the treadmill due to rain.. AND I'm coveting the Flows and my husband would KILL me if I get them..So, selfishly, those are my votes. :)

Although I do think coaching services would be AWESOME since you totally rock and are the best coach EVAH!

Jess said...

Man, your generous. ALl i giv emy readers is a glimpse into my genius. I think that's reward enough.

Cute little one! When he starts sassing, and throws a fit over getting dressed or eating, you'll yearn back to the crawling stage!

Jess said...

Man, I am terrible at typing!

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

I like the free coaching idea too!
We have two Garmins in this house so that would be over kill here. Well unless it's that super duper bezel one hmmm...

Katy said...

shoes, a garmin, race entry, chocolate covered strawberries, anything!! congrats on 1000 posts!

Alma said...

Mini Adam is adorable. I say, I want to win your baby.

As for the last week of build...
Trust the training. Trust the training. Trust the training...

Sue's Ramblings said...

Go go go R&R Savannah! Looking forward to your recap.

Hmmm...1,00th post giveaway...just about anything running will do. Or perhaps running sunnies?

Morgan said...

You're going to rock Savannah!!! Can't wait for your recap!

Runners Fuel said...

I can't wait to see what exactly you eat every day.

Kim said...

a RNR race entry would be great--or a Nike Women's Marathon entry--or if you can scrounge up some compression clothing, warm weather clothes, or the latest snazzy garmin? :) or shoes!! you can never have too many of those when you're pounding out so many miles. between running on sidewalks/treadmills--my shoes are already spent (getting blisters) but look brand spankin' new with hardly any dirt.

congrats on 1000 posts!

Nelly said...

Congrats on the 1000th post!

You are going to do awesome at Savannah!

As for a giveaway - I actually need a garmin (mine broke on me back in March)...

Kristin said...

I think a Garmin is a great idea!

Jill said...

Woohoo on the 1000th. I wonder how many posts I've done. Hum... Anyway, I like the idea of cold, hard cash. And lots of it. :)

Hayden is absolutely precious!

niner said...

Prize idea - A carton of smokes.