Monday, August 31, 2009

All By Myself

This post is dedicated to two people:

The hubs and AN the RB.
Click here for a corny song, and it is meant in the corniest of ways. But it will set the mood for the first part of this post.

So the hubs is not returning today because of a typhoon and a missed connection. But not to worry, he should be home Wed night. That just gives me three more days to make it to my 30 mile challenge (always looking for the bright side).

Second, AN the RB lost her trusty cell phone! So that left me no choice but to do my 10 mile run ALL BY MYSELF this morning (honestly, how did we function before cell phones?). I don't think I have ever done this many miles on my own. It wasn't as bad as I had feared.

Starting out!

This morning’s run was pretty entertaining, to say the least. Here are some of the random things that went on:

-In my first mile I punted a dead bird, on accident.
-I revisited the scene of the face plant, yes there is quite a dip in the road and I can see how a normal functioning person would trip there.
-People were staring at me. I noticed looks of pity, wonder, amusement, confusion, jealousy, and one woman I swear was trying to shoot me with mind bullets.
-I nearly got run over by a 16 year old hauling A down a side street. Seriously, if only I knew your parents!
-I found myself in the ghetto for the last 1.25 miles and wished I had been in the ghetto on the FIRST 1.25 miles instead, when I had fresh legs to outrun bad guys.
-I ran up 36th street! Which is practically a mountain! Normally this kills the run and I walk home, but not today. Nope, today I continued to finish 5 more miles.
-While running 36th street Mountain I cursed myself for officially signing up for Seattle Half this morning.

And here is the four bags of ice I decided to use in my ice bath! It was so cold and felt to horribly good! I was feeling some strange aches and pains in my left leg and decided around mile 8 I would do an ice bath. That kept me going to the end...

Man, my toes were numb and my legs frozen but SO worth it!

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So today I am thankful:
-that I hit up 10 miles and felt pretty good. I only walked to hydrate.
-I have an extra couple of days to clean my house and fold laundry.
-for all my new FOLLOWERS!!! Awesome! Thanks!!!!

Run Happy!


  1. Personally I think random @ss run's like that are the best! At least it wasn't boring!

    Look at you with your hardcore ice bath! I've only gotten up to 2 bags! LOL!

  2. Nice ice bath...and cute toes. Way to go..I am wondering what part of the Tacome Ghetto you were in. Cursing yourself for signing up for the 1/2, you are scaring me away now...

  3. Very good post!! I'm smiling!! Hope the Husband makes it home safe and sound!!

  4. Wow, wow, wow! What an inspiration the 30-mile challenge is!

    Love the ice bath pic :) Ouchy!!

  5. I love this post, it made me laugh how you walked or ran us through your run today, especially the ghetto part.

    Thanks for putting the smile on my face!


You're pretty much awesome!!


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