Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Om Nom Nom

Like Cookie Monster chowing down the chocolate chippers, I have been consumed by the Lazy Monster.

Surprised??? Not me.

The bachelorette party on Saturday was amazing! I kinda wish someone had though about that for my party.....oh well. (The pole dancing lessons I had were fantastic)...Anyway.....I did not have a ton to drink and was perfectly capable of running on Sunday morning. However, my dad came home on Saturday and was planning a visit to his parents Sunday morning. I haven't seen my dad (because he's a pilot for a stupid company that makes him live in Mississippi for too many days in a row) for a couple of weeks and I hadn't seen my grandparents since Christmas. Yikes! I figured it was time to make a trip over there. After driving half way to Chicago, and spending a rather long Father's Day with my dad and grandparents, I didn't make it home until after 7PM. Oops!

That should have made me reschedule things for Monday right? Wrong. After my Dr. appointment I just wasn't feeling it. My husband came home around noon and we headed off to a "Summer Solstice Party" at which I did have a little too much to drink.....Oops! It was after 7 PM when we returned home and we just made it in the door before another thunderstorm hit.

Did I reschedule this for Tuesday? Nope. Cleaned for my mom's parents and went to the mall. Then took a nap and went to a baseball game. Yeah.....

The storms here have been crazy for the past few days. They have displayed dangerously beautiful lightning and close to 70 mph winds. Some have produced hail and even a few tornadoes. Luckily, the tornadoes have missed us. But the rest has made things rather scary around here. I can't really use those as an excuse because they've all been evening or after midnight storms. But I'm taking those watches seriously for the next few days.

I did, however, plan to run this morning. But what did I wake up to? Yup, another thunder storm. It was passing quickly, but we're still under a watch for the next hour. I think I'll make it out today though. Fingers crossed!

Long story short, I have been very lazy, but have no intention of letting that ruin my training.

I got dressed just after publishing this post and went out for a run. 6 miles. The furthest I've ever run. Ever! I ran the the first 3 miles and didn't stop. I took a short walk break after mile 3. Ran mile 4. And then ran/walked (more run than walk) the last 2. My knees and left hip started to bother me at the end. I've noticed that this happens at the end of long runs. I really need to concentrate on my strength training.

My time wasn't fantastic, but I did it! Take that Lazy Monster!


  1. You and me both, sister! I've been kind of good the past couple of days... feels good when I'm done, just hard to start. I hope you relight that fire under your butt. I gotta get some more gasoline for mine.. HAHA! Good luck!

  2. as strange as it sounds, I've noticed that walk/running aggravates me hip/knee (ITB) alot but just pacing it back and jogging slow (aka keep it consistent) is much less agitating

    And congrats on your Distance PR!!!