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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Run 1.20/1.21/1.22 - Boom!

Boom. Boom. Boom. That's how these last 3 runs have felt. I swear life in general is just going so well and training is so fun that time is flying by!

Tuesday night I had 4 miles to run. We made this a prep for Seattle type run and incorporated 4 hills of different sizes and lengths into the run. My legs were pretty tight and hurting but I never stopped. After 2 miles I told MF to take over the conversation, which he did. I was fascinated with the topic and before I knew it my legs were totally loosened up and we had a really relaxed finish. It was my first time doing this route in daylight, so it kind of made the run feel fresh to me - always a plus!

Wednesday night we met for 3 miles. I chose my new favorite 3 mile route and we did that with no problem. There was a stop at the ATM. Turns out I ran out of checks (remind me to order some!!) and therefore couldn't really pay my grandpa my rent. So a mile in we paused to pull out a wad of 20's from the ATM and then continued along until we finished 3 miles right at Grandpa's house. The look on his face when I gave him a handful of sweaty twenty dollar bills was priceless!

And finally Thursday's run. This weekend is the BIG golf tournament of the summer at the Country Club. Tonight kicks off the weekend party with a banquet dinner. My step-dad invited me to come along this year, and I don't dare pass up that invite! We are talking legendary, okay? An entire room full of just desserts. Endless amounts of pizza. Rum. So.... MF and I ran 4 miles before work. It was a really good run. The only downsides were that I had to use the bathroom and we were at the park before it was officially open. Then 2 miles in the lack of food, water and Meniere's medication in me caught up and I was down for the count sitting on a planter trying to see straight. We resumed, got back to the park when the bathroom was open and then finished it out with just enough time for MF to borrow my shower and rush to work. Our schedules work out well - he works an hour before me, so this left me with over an hour to get ready and prevented me from oversleeping, as I am prone to do!

Now I get to feel like I have a couple days off. I'll be walking the golf course on both Saturday and Sunday, as well as working in a 3 miler and a 10 miler. My legs will be worked - but it will feel great! AND bonus, after my 10 mile run on Sunday I get that day at the course with unlimited FREE pizza. Yes, I'm gonna be a happy girl!! 


  1. Sounds like you are having a wonderful time running and with a MF, no less!

    Entire room full of desserts .... yum! I could use some rich, decadent delights here.

  2. Holy balls, an entire ROOM full of DESSERT!?!?!!? That is awesome. I want to come!

    Although, I suppose, maybe you could put MF in the middle of a room and say it is also an entire room full of dessert, too. Am I right? ;)

    1. That's funny, Taryn.

      Glad you're running partner is a good one!

  3. AnonymousJune 14, 2012

    Pizza & an entire room of desserts!??!

    Sounds like some great runs!!

  4. You're killing it with these runs lately. Keep it up! You definitely earned the pizza and drinks at the country club.


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