Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Wasatch Back Relay, June 20-21
(just Lori...Manda & Erin have the month off...unless you want to do the Standard Examiner 5k...)
12th - The Davy Foundation 5k (WSU, Ogden)
24th - Deseret News 10k (SLC)
9th - Provo River Half Marathon
22nd- Hobble Creek Half Marathon
8th- Huntsville Half Marathon
13th- Ogden Valley Triathlon (relay/ Manda & Lori)
OR Marathon Relay (at Thanksgiving point, 5.2 miles each)
20th - TOU Marathon (??)
What do you guys think?
Monday, April 28, 2008
My body is MUCH more sore after this race than after our 20 milers. I'm sure it has something to do with no long stretching breaks. Blasted. Don't you think they could just pause the time and have everyone stretch every 3 miles or so during the marathon?
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Saturday, April 26, 2008
However, Manda ROCKED the course and should blog about it soon (hint hint). And despite being totally bummed at the outcome today I DID have some cool experiences:
- I got to be lapped by the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th place winners. (ummm they ran 14 miles in the time it took me to run 10) It was cool seeing their stride and watching them run. I'm sure I had drool.
- I was able to cheer for people coming into the finish line, namely Amanda (I haven't been able to cheer for her at a finish line in about a year) (and ps, I got to see PONY TAIL girl--Erin this is a must-tell story)
- I remembered WHY I like to run... it has nothing to do with time but all about the company and the clarity I receive during my runs
- I got a good 45 minute icing session for my left foot, probably the best icing that foot has ever seen! ;)
So, yup, that about sums it up. I'm quite leery about the marathon, not quite sure how it's going to go... I'm really hoping the next two long runs will go well and boost my confidence again. But, I'm so pumped for you guys. I really feel like you two are going to great and get PR's. It's been awesome just being able to train with you two, for better or for worse. :)
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
1. the fresh country smells (a.k. Cow Sh*T)
2. "Hay for sale signs"
3. the country nod- everyone waves to everyone
4. the fun game I play in my head of counting power line polls
5. Having cows stare at me as I run by
6. farmers burning their ditchs-the smoke is great on my lungs
7. Being ran off the two lane road when trackers need to pass
8. The birds singing
9. and my new favorite..... SNAKES! ys'ma'm today I was being a polite runner by getting off the run for a car to pass when my foot stepped on something that looked close enough to be a snake I jumped- in my head I thought it was just a shoe lace so I went back to get a up close and personal look...and indeed it was a SNAKE (dead of course) but real enough to make me pay closer attention to where my feet where.
Monday, April 21, 2008
Wind - For. The. Love. Could have definitely done without that.
Running - Easier than last week. Felt better and wasn't half as sore. Makes me think this marathon is going to be ok.
Friends - You guys ROCK! Thanks for taking me in my grumpiness Saturday morning. I felt like a new person after the run.
Einsteins - Freakin good food + Freakin HILARIOUS friends = A FREAKIN GOOD TIME!
Thanks for the run girls. We're doin it! I don't know what I'd do without you. Check in the same time next year and make sure I haven't gone into some sort of self-induced psycosis without you guys, because I'm pretty sure it might happen.
Sunday, April 20, 2008
uper good luck this weekend- you will both do great.
P.S next time the weather says its going to be windy- we are running east to west instead of north to south. And now that I have brushed my teeth and am out of the wind. I can now say it was a good thing to experience in a training run.
Saturday, April 19, 2008
- being forced to eat "boob GU"
- the fact that we ran up 3/5 major hills and kept GOING
- choosing to be silly instead of angry at our cute bethrowed for all miscellanous reasons
- stopping to feed horses on Mountain Road
- being able to FINALLY wear short sleeves!!!!
My favorite post-race moment? Well, first of all... I LOVED Einsteins. I think it was a perfect idea and it was soooo nummmy. Thank goodness it's about 3 minutes from my house, eh? Okay... so these are highlights that I love..
- that Erin eats like a 5 year old :)
- Manda wanted me to lick her
- Erin wanted me to bite her (you two are obsessed with me...you know it. ;)
- I let one rrriiiip in public... and consequently made you both snort.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Yup, I felt crappy after the speed workout yesterday morning. (something about my calf muscle having a 20 minute charlie horse... only remedy? a warm bath full of leg stretches) But I wasn't sure if it was just me. I went on a walk this afternoon, it started hurting. Decided to try running... Baaaad plan... especially without tape.
Let's start an anti-shin splints prayer....well... I guess they are here, so that would be praying for a miracle. Let's pray that the tape, ibprofen and my undying will to finish the stupid 18 miler race will workout. Pah-lease. My first goal? To finish our 2-3 mile tempo run tomorrow. Wish me luck!
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
In turn, running makes us keener listeners, if only because we are not checking our e-mail or doing dishes at the same time. I can tell you about my firends- about what's important to them, what's driving them crazy, which body parts ache and what makes their spirt soar-because I've covered a lot of literal ground with them. We are propelled not so much by our legs but by the force of our chatter.
Every so often I enjoy a solitary run and the internal dialogue that comes with it. I think through my problems, talk myself into logging an extra mile, or just revel at the way the clouds hang in the sky. More often than not, though I'm not alone. Under those same lovely clouds, I'll turn to my running partners and say, "would you look at that?" But even the most spectacular sight- the glowing mountains, or the beautiful view of the valley- won't stop our talking for more than a few seconds. We've got way too much momentum going for that.
Monday, April 14, 2008
Saturday, April 12, 2008
And I was sure to enjoy my Malt from Neilson's (PS Lori no one thought it was funny when I honked in the middle of the stupid, stopped traffic)and I didn't make it to my study group but I did have a great nap!
And of course, no blog of mine is complete without... pictures!
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Real Erin said, "I know I will feel better if I go."
Lazy Erin said, "Ya but I am just so tired"
Inspiring Erin replied, "well you are going to be tired no matter what, but you owe it to yourself to go- besides every time you don't go it just becomes easier the next time not to go."
Evil Erin said, "Ya but you can just stay and in a 1/2 hour you will have forgotten all about letting yourself down- besides if you don't go you can stay and clean and finish your last paper due tomorrow."
Obessive-complusive Erin agreed, "Ya jsut stay and clean that will make you feel just as good."
Over accomplishing Erin yelled, "Toughen up guys- besides if you don't go your going to end up walking this marathon- and I am too prideful to allow that to happen."
Real Erin finally took control...and all the Erins in my head when running- I am sure Tyson appriecated when I came home I had them all in control- it makes a long night for him when he never know which Erin will attack
P.S all the Erins agreed it was one of the best speed workouts I have had- I ran 1:32 400... its not my jr. high speed but for my old age its not bad :)
Sunday, April 6, 2008
That's how I feel about the Half Marathon on Saturday. Summed up in a few works?
I could have stayed in bed, I could have given up and asked someone for a ride. Instead when my body shut down and I couldn't move mile 11 I kept going and did my best to try and jog. My time isn't worth mentioning, neither is talking about the race in detail. It was really disappointing and the worst time I've had since '03. Overall, it was the best AND worst race I've ever run. My Nike+ said that I mile 3-mile 4? I ran that in 7:46... pretty much the fastest mile I've ever done. Mile 12-Mile 13? 15 minutes. Pretty much the worst mile I've ever done. I learned a lot from this race. More of it mental and emotional than physical...but as Jared said, it's good I got the worst race out of the way now.... at least this wasn't the marathon!!
Friday, April 4, 2008
TOU Half 9/06. Welcome Erin to the crazy world of Lori and Amanda. Don't get too scared...we're only getting started. ;) The race was beautiful. The canyon had just started to turn colors and it was the perfect temp for running. I loved it, until I decided to try to kill myslef and push as fast as I could. I remember I was trying to come in under 2 hours and I wasn't sure what time it was or how long I'd been running. Yikes. Thanks Lor for the watch the next year! Well, I had never, and have never again, almost vomitted after a race; but this day I did. When we got done we took these fun pics. I will now interpret the pictures for you....
Amanda - "I did it! I ran it in under 2! I am Cheetara!" Lori - "Yah, you think you're cool, but remember you almost puked! Besides I look a lot better than you do right now." Erin - "What on earth have I gotten myself into?"
Amanda - "Oh, no one thinks I'm cool. I'm not really all that cool. You're right. Puking is totally not worth it." Lori - "Yaaaah...if you keep standing like that, I'm going to have to pretend like I don't know you." Erin - "Yup! These guys may just be certifiably insane. I might have to stick around just to fix them with my super social worker skills. Hmmm...."
Ok everyone! Gather for a picture!...Erin - "Finally a normal picture. There IS hope after all!" Amanda and Lori - "Uhhhh, did she just let one?...Yup, she'll just fit right in!"
Finally a "normal" picture! Amanda - "This is going to be the beginning of a beautiful friendship." Lori - "What have I created? A running group? Niiiiiiice....." Erin - "Yup. Certifiably insane......I LIKE it!!!"
There you have it friends! Happy Flashback Friday!
Lori! This is for you! I did it... I ran the whole long run by my lonesome, and actually really enjoyed it. I was able to entertain myself pretty well,it is amazing all the things you can think about. I have decided cows are very ugly animals...thats about the only thing I passed along the way. I am kind of kicking myself in the butt it took me so long to just go out and get it done. The first 4 miles were a struggle...not sure why but then somehow 5-9 just flew by and then I was almost done so I didn't mind- so that is that 14 miles down...next week 20!