Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Had a really nice trail run this morning with Mike and Kindzia. We did over an hour at Leita Thompson park. Mike's and my first time there, it was great. Hilly with a soft surface, but not too technical. Mike and I got to break in our new trail running shoes. (Both got Vasque Blurs. And both really like them.)
Obviously, decided to bail on the half marathon in Athens. No really good reason for doing so...just felt like if I wasn't planning on racing, I'd prefer to do a run with Mike and stay close to home. My mom and E hung out at Target while we ran. (Thanks, Mom!)
E had a funny joke for us today. Sitting in her carseat, she says to me, "Momma, I have a spider in my nose. Here." She pulls said pretend "spider" out of her nose and hands it to me. Had Mike and I laughing hard.
Friday, November 23, 2007
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Of course, now that I am done am very happy that I ran. Downtown Marietta is so pretty....such nice houses. Nice to see Justin and have a friend there. I hate doing these things alone. We ran into Suzie Martin, too (her daughter, Katie, was running.). Suze is a good mom to be out there cheering. It was GROSS before the race started.
Hilly run, but pretty fair. Ran a 20:35(ish) and had my first actual post race throw up. I knew the dry heaves were inevitable, but I hope that this is not a new phenomenon. I had to push a nice lady aside to get to the garbage can at the finishing chute. Nice.
Mike just finished his run....heading up to Mimi's for turkey.
Have a great day everyone. Eat some good food. Have some good drinks. Enjoy your families and friends.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Being that it is the off season, I reserve the right to a guilt free bail on either. Although, I actually would like to do both. For once. I am not generally a big fan of getting all jacked up and nervous to race.
5k should be a fun, yet painful, start to the holiday. Plus, my friend, Justin is racing as well and I have bailed on him WAY too many times to not go tomorrow. I enjoy the distance, well, maybe enjoy is too strong a word...maybe endure is better. I am way better at a 5K, say than a half marathon. I can maintain through 3 miles, but any more and I might break down. Although, WITHOUT FAIL, I dry heave. It is embarassing and loud. I wish someone could explain why this happens? (Anyone, anyone???)
The trail run is more like a long run than a race. (Today I say this...on Sunday 2 miles in when my super competitive self sees a few females within striking distance....whole 'nother story.) Never done a ton of trail running. But, I got some new, sweet shoes, so I am all set, right? :) (Went to a great new place I had never been before on Alpharetta Highway, right here in Roswell, per Kindzia's recommendation. Spikes. Good selection and knew what they were talking about.)
Thanksgiving at my mom's in Alpharetta tomorrow. Should be fun. Mike's frosting cupcakes for the occasion as I am typing. And according to him, "I am tearing it up out here". Guess they're looking good. Nice job, honey. :)
Monday, November 19, 2007
Saturday, November 17, 2007
with mike, Nate (bro in law) and Amy (mike's sister). Nate is showing
off his new "urban camouflage" Nike dry fit top. Can you see him?:)
E's having a sweet time playing and entertaining everyone.
Friday, November 16, 2007
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Our friend, Eddie, who is an amazing photographer put together this slideshow of his wife, Michelle's, first Ironman.
Here's the link in case the enclosure thingy isn't working. (I can't ever seem to figure out how to do the links on words trick that everyone else does.)
Congrats again, Michelle. Thanks for sharing, Eddie. Even if I am screaming or my eyes are closed (or both) in all your pictures. I understand that your first priority was not to make me look hot in the pictures. Next time, right? :)
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Friday, November 9, 2007
Had a nice walk with Lauren and her new baby, Davis, today. He's
completely adorable and Lauren does NOT look like she had a doughnut
much less a baby recently.
Looking forward to the weekend. Had my first long (well..long for me
these days) run today and it knocked me out. 8.25 miles should not
be that tough....damn.
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Well...I was completely (and very happily) surprised by Zoot today.
I emailed them letting them know that my (very expensive) 2007 Ultra Tri Top and shorts were kind of falling apart. I just wanted to see if I could send them back in to get repaired by Zoot. (Thanks for the tip, Alex Poon!)
Well, this was their response.
So sorry to hear that! Seeing as how it is rather late in the season, we are
sold out on the majority of our ULTRA product. However, if you'd like to
hang on to your suit and send it in in February, I'd gladly replace the
pieces with new '08 models. Would this work for you?
Umm.....HELL YES!!!! Pretty impressive.
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Sunday, November 4, 2007
On our way back to ATL and E. We miss our little nerd.
Been getting updates from the NYC Marathon about Mike's brother,
Kevin, who is rocking a 7:08 pace at 15K. All I can say is WOW.
Congrats again to all the racers. Watching an Ironman was an amazing
experience. We had so much fun. IMFL is Definitely on my to do list!
Saturday, November 3, 2007
Friday, November 2, 2007
Panama City for IM FLorida. Can't wait to cheer on all our friends who
have worked so hard to get on that beach tomorrow.
Excited to go, but it is always SO hard to leave that cookie monster
behind. She's with my parents and totally fine....but it hurts my
heart to leave. :(
Wow. 35mph now.