Archive for September, 2011

September 30, 2011

freak out time!

I signed up for my first marathon a long time ago.  I had plenty of time to train and rock the socks off the new distance.  As you all know, I’m very susceptible to peer pressure, so when I heard talk of the Marine Corps Marathon that was the weekend of my birthday selling out – I had to hop in.  So then I ended up with not just my first, but my first AND second marathons within two weeks of each other.  Go big or go home, right?

Well, it sounded slightly insane, but I am slightly insane, so I said, what the heck.  I’ll do some research, get my taper right and keep my fitness for the second 26 miles, run a bit slower to save my body, and call it good.  I had my color-coded training sheet

And I was ready to go.  What isn’t on that perfectly planned schedule is a respite from running/swimming/biking.  

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September 9, 2011

Random Friday Facts #2

It’s time for another RFF (in the style of Katie)

1. I eat every 2-3 hours.  If I have a class or meeting that lasts longer, I pack snacks.

2. I am always cold.  Always.

3. I haven’t run in shorts for 5+ years.  Until I bought a pair of Turbo Run shorts and now that’s all I wear.

4. I have recently developed a thing for bright nail polish.

5. I started drinking soy lattes because I thought it sounded cool.  Then I tasted them and was instantly addicted.

6. I love the fall in New England.

7. I wanted to be an astronaut when I was little.  Somedays, I still want to be.

8. I never watch TV except when I am at my parent’s house.

9. I am beyond nervous for IMCdA. Every time I see someone post about a race, I have butterflies in my stomach.

10. I go back and forth every time I get my hair cut whether I should cut it all off or keep it long.  No matter what I choose, I always have buyer’s remorse.

11. I broke my ankle jumping on a trampoline.

12. I hate the sand but love the beach.

13. I have a thing for big, obnoxious sunglasses.

14. Growing up, I hated jeans. Now I live in jeans and workout clothes.

15. I love to bake.

September 7, 2011

wordless wednesday: treadmill

thanks to post secrets for this image

This morning I got to run for the first time in 8+ weeks.  I wasn’t fast (ok, I’m never fast) and it wasn’t pretty.  But this is more than I could do yesterday.  And 3 easy miles is a good starting point.

Also, thanks to postsecrets (I think), for this image.  A friend sent it to me a long time ago and I can’t remember where it’s from…

September 6, 2011

mmmm chocolate chip cookies

After a whole summer of neglecting backing (I KNOW), it was time for some chocolate chip cookie action.  I mean, surely I had burned enough calories in my 90min sweatfest on the elliptical (ugh… don’t get me started on that thing) to justify eating a cookie approximately the size of my head.  I had been wanting to try the “perfect chocolate chip cookies” that Mr. David Leite had written about 3 years ago (so I’m a little behind the times, sue me).  With a house full of people, a care package getting ready to be mailed, and a few dozen PTs to thank after this summer’s injury, I decided this was the best time.  What better way to say “thank you for fixing my body that I keep breaking” than a plateful of these gems:

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