May 06, 2006

28 Days

Yes, there are only 28 days left until San Diego. T and I got our confirmation cards this week...funny thing...we registered at different times and are exactly 100 numbers apart from each a weird cool way.

I'm in a much better mood. Actually, I sent myself an email from work with an update on my mood and i was gonna cut and paste it into my blog this week, but i forgot to check my email...i thought it was a fool proof plan to update my blog at work, but i guess i fooled myself.

Life is much better. I went through this period of a few weeks where I was just mad about everything. I wanted to tell everyone to stick it where the sun doesn't shine. I don't know why. But, I'm back to my nice, smiling, nodding my head in agreement (even if i don't agree) way. I'm just happy again. And I think I'm gonna stay like this. Oh, it helps that they hay is in the barn on my two projects at work, so that prolly has something to do with it.

I've started going regularly (3 times this week!) to my new gym. I ran 3 miles on the treadmill in the "movie room" on Wednesday. I watched some Drew Barrymore/Jimmy Fallon movie about baseball. Well, I watched about 25 minutes of it, and then 5 minutes of the credits...glad I brought my mp3 player. It was fun and interesting and an option if it is lighting out and I have to run indoors, but not something i will do again unless i have to, which will come sooner than i prolly want. I also went to a "Rock Solid" class. It was fun. Just weights, no cardio and the woman who taught was awesome. I hope to be in her fabulous shape when i'm her age.

I missed my 5 mile run yesterday. How can i put the hay in the barn if I'm missing runs with only 28 days left??? Missing these last few runs is NOT an option!!!!!! But...then it was Cinco de Mayo...right...and who could turn down drinking a beer...or two...with good friends...right???? Not any more!!! Tomorrow is 15 miles. T and I are going to run with a local running group at 7:15. I'm not sure how I'll feel about that. I may change my mind between now and then and just decide to go on our new alone route. I don't know. But I do know that we will run 15 miles. And I'm not even scared about it. Crazy. To say that. To think that.

I'm just not scared anymore.


Phil said...


Don't beat yourself up too much over missing one night of running. Your legs won't forget how to run in 24 hours. Besides, with the progress you've made, you have reason to celebrate.

It looks like you are well prepared for San Diego and from what I've read in the blog-sphere, you'll have plenty of company. If you ever want a few tips on an ultra-training regiment, check out Mike at:

This guy is training for San Diego and his training schedule is assume.

Also, your bib numbers are 120 digits apart (minor detail ... I'm still impressed that you are planning to run this together)


pinaypower said...

good luck with the run tomorrow. i am thoroughly impressed! 15 miles!!! :)

jkrunning--Just Keep Running said...

As a Red Sox fan, I can tell you that the Drew Barrymore movie is pretty good. It is called Fever Pitch. A movie room in the gym is a pretty good idea. Like you, it's probably not one I would do a lot, but it's still a good idea.

John said...

The beers were good. Plus, if you had skipped out on cinco, you would have missed the drunken tattooed skank wobbling around the restaurant.

KT said...

Can't wait to hear about the 15. Sounds like you were in quite the conquering mood!