Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Goodness Gracious!

…Great Legs on FIRE!!!

What the heck!? Who’s idea was it to do lunges yesterday, anyway?

Oh yeah. Mine.

My thighs, inner thighs, and hammies are screaming today! I hobbled out of bed this morning and if anyone (other than the Hubs and LB) would have seen me they would have thought I was like 96 years old! I often wonder how the heck I am able to actually run 100 yards, much less a mile, 10k, half marathon or MARATHON when I can barely walk!

Either way I got in my 7 mile run this AM. It was not pretty but I enjoyed the run. I felt tired but the soreness worked it’s way out during the run. Don’t you worry though, it returned within minutes of finishing.

Today’s stats:

7 miles/ 9:04 pace

G. Money has been acting up lately. I’m not sure what his deal is. Maybe he is mad at me? For the second time he has suddenly, unexpectedly and unexplainably shut off in the middle of a run. I don’t know what I will do if he doesn’t snap out of this attitude. How can I train for a marathon without him? How did runners do it pre-GPS/Garmin days? I know I can use an ap on my iPhone or a Nike plus, or a regular watch and train by time. GASP! Oh the HORROR! But I am spoiled. I am a creature of habit. I HATE change (when it comes to my Garmin and running anyway)! So hopefully he will pull it together and stop being such a jerk.

I am excited to add a couple more suckers…er BRAVE souls to the list for the Legs Love Lunges Challenge!! It’s never too late! Join in if you want!!

Joining the fun are:

Adorable wife (he he peer pressure is EVIL!)




Canyon Cairns


Well, tomorrow is an easy 3 miler after my water aerobics class. I have a busy day to include driving the Hubs’ car to get a window replaced and tinted. You may wonder what the big deal is. Well it is an standard. A stick if you will. I don’t drive sticks. I can, don’t get me wrong. I just don’t. T-Town if full of hills and I don’t want to be the one to roll into someone or the jerk peeling out up a hill. So this is causing some anxiety…In the past 7 months while the Hubs was away I put maybe 3 miles on his car. I would start it up and roll it around the neighborhood every couple of months. I like my JEEP, my JEEP with my 26.2 and 13.1 and I DO 26.2 flair on it…not a boring ‘ole Audi. Ok, so it’s not boring, it’s just not my JEEP. It’s not ME. Oh well, it’s just one day…

****in talking with the Hubs just now he has admitted that his car is especially hard to drive because it is Turbo charged with increased compression. So whatever that means…all it means to me is that it is a hard stick to drive. So there.

Hope you all had great runs/workouts/lunges today!!!

And for your viewing enjoyment:



  1. Sorry bout the stick, that sucks! I choose not to drive them as well, for the cars well being mostly. Doing my lunges tonight, looking forward to dead legs tomorrow!

    P.S. Peer pressure is evil!

  2. I hate suffering through sore muscles, usually pays off, right? And try some runs sans might find you like it!

  3. I hate when Fred, my GPS, acts up.

  4. Thanks for the nice comments on my legs. :) I can't wait to see if I'll see a difference too. I already do lunges in my Boot Camp class..but more won't hurt...well, yeah, they will physically hurt. :)

  5. Did my lunges yesterday and laughed as you described looking like a 90 some year old! Me too! And laughed again when you said the soreness worked itself out on your run but came back after. Me too! And mine is back with a vengeance. Off to the store and hope I don't get to many looks as I hobble around the store!

  6. LMAO! Have fun driving that car! You can dooooooooooooo it. ;)
    I'm checking out your challenge, sounds like fun!

  7. Hey I joined the fun too ... thought it would be nice to show my hairy things ... I've added high-stair climbing as well ... I hope this will lengthen my stride slightly.

  8. Have you tried a "soft reset" on your Garmin. I was having trouble with mine for a few months and just finally googled it about 2 weeks ago. Fixed the ailment (FOR JOY!) With the power off, hold the power and reset buttons in at the same time until it powers up. Hopefully that will work for you.

    Oh, and good for all of you doing lunges! I was eager to join but I know my knees and they no likey! Good luck! I think I will work on my "saddle bags" instead ;)

  9. Nice job with your run! I just found your blog via EMZ and am all set for the lunge challenge too! We'll see how ready my legs are for it though! Ha ha!

  10. I'm throwing my hat into the lunges challenge. I'm a brand new runner and my first official 5K is on Sept 12 ~ just a few days after the challenge ends. Perfect timing!! Here's the blog post to my before pictures


You're pretty much awesome!!


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