30.6 of those miles felt like crap.
1 1/2 marathon I WAY underestimated I'd need more time to recover from (thus 30 miles were pretty much "junk" miles. I wouldn't even classify them as "recovery" miles, they were that bad).
1.4 lbs. I gained last week "running" 56.6 miles. Really? Really? Really???? *sigh*
1 very sad race picture from Denver RnR. Is it mandatory that every race photographer takes a picture as runner presses "stop" on their watch as they cross the finish line?
33 miles run in week 8 of marathon training (last week). *sigh*
2 consecutive days I've missed running last week. *sigh*
102.1 degree fever I have been sporting on and off for the past 3 days. Thus, not running much. *sigh*
32,965 Ibuprofen I think I've downed since Friday.
99 % stressed I am about missing the majority of a very tough training week!
13 weeks to Carlsbad Marathon. *sigh*
118 elements in the periodic table. THIS BOOK is amazing (to a science geek like myself); something I had to pick up while perusing the bookstore this past week!
It comes as an app for your iPad, if you're lucky enough to own an iPad.
1 Apple iPad I wish I owned. *sigh* Perhaps Steve left me one in his will....
21 year old (almost) daughter I miss. A lot. It doesn't matter that she just moved 25 minutes from me, I miss her HERE and hearing about her daily life.
Unless she dresses like a zombie for the Zombie Crawl on the 16th St. Mall yesterday.... ewww.
50 dollars I saved by being sick and not able to run above trail race *sigh* - which, btw, my 16-year old son did run and it kicked his normally uber-fast BUTT!! Bahahaha. (yes, I'm a mean mom. Everyone needs a race like this sometimes to bring them down to earth a little. At least this guy :) He did have an awesome race last week and ran his last xc meet in a 17:52 (a 5:45 min/mile). Very happy for his incredible season!! He's going to have an awesome junior year next year!).
40 % off at The Gap - hello new jeans! Thanks to cancelled PT appointment and race I couldn't run today.
1 VERY proud mom to the other 16-year old and his marching band, who did not place at the semi-finals in Ft. Collins Friday, but has greatly improved and had a fantastic year. As a girl who never knew one sole in her high school (of 850 in her graduating class) who was in marching band (runners don't mix well with band...evident by having the two mixes live in my house!!), and pretty much determined them all "weird", I find myself so impressed with all the hard work these guys do! They work just as hard, if not harder, than my track running son! Well done, Brendan!!! Band ROCKS!
|Yes, you can steal marching band pics, just like you|
can steal running pics. Sweet! And yes, this child
and the child above are TWINS. You'd need to
see them side-by-side to understand; they don't
even look like they're related.
99 times I have thought about starting a petition this week to make all grocery store check-out-clerks to ask for verification from customers if training for a winter marathon - if so, then make it illegal to purchase Halloween candy. See 1.4 lbs. gained above.
536 times a full Ironman in 2012 has entered my brain this week. See 102.1 fever above.
5 days off for fall break. YAY!
3 days of cold, snowy weather moving in this week to dampen our plans to climb Mt. Quandary. *sigh*
Run strong, my friends! (at least stronger than I did this past week)