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Monday, Monday

Monday, September 12, 2005

Ah yes. Welcome folks to another exciting week in your life! Monday is here to greet us, as usual, and kick off the next seven days! Today I'll be boring myself to death with online training. It's a mandatory training class, but thankfully it's self-paced. Yesterday's ice bath has paid off. Two weeks ago after the surprise 18-miler, I didn't take one, and I regretted it. Yesterday I shivered away twenty minutes of my life, but today I only have some mild soreness in my hips that a little Aleve will fix. The rest of my leg muscles are functioning as expected. This week's training will be modified a bit, as the training class is really pushing us to run a 15K race this Saturday. It will be the last 'race' I can do before my marathon, so it may give me a good estimate of what my marathon will be. After yesterday, I'm just hoping I finish. I haven't hit 20 miles yet, and yesterday, the last 6 were tough, the last 4 painful, and the last 2 were just run on sheer will and determination, avoiding the urge to lay down on the road and cry. In October, I can't wait to hear what I sound like (I end up talking to myself in my delirium) between miles 20 and 26.

9/12/2005 09:07:00 AM :: ::
  • when you are running those last six, just remember that you already have twenty behind you. you can do it. love ya!

    By Anonymous Brittany, at 9/12/2005 11:41:00 AM


  • Hmmmm...never had an ice bath, but know people who swear by them. Might have to try it.

    I am, however, familiar with that urge to lay down on the road and cry. You'll do great in October!

    By Anonymous abbynormal, at 9/12/2005 12:17:00 PM


  • You should carry your cell phone and audioblog from mile 20 :-)

    By Blogger Bone, at 9/12/2005 01:45:00 PM


  • I'm with Bone, THAT would be funny... er, "interesting." sorry. (g).

    and Ice Baths??? whoa girl, you're brave. I've heard they work really well, however.

    Congrats to Elle on her soccer goals! that was great to read. My youngest daughter has always been a full head shorter and the tiniest kid in her class. It can be hard on them when they're not "average sized".

    How was the safari?

    By Anonymous Laura, at 9/12/2005 01:58:00 PM


  • III'vvveee hhheeeaaarrrddd iiicceee bbbaaattthhh'sss aaarrreee gggooooooddd fffooorrr ttthhheee ccciiirrrcccuuulllaaatttiiiooonnn.

    By Blogger FTS, at 9/12/2005 05:01:00 PM


  • Ice bath?! Good Lord, isn't the running punishment enough? You are a brave soul!

    By Blogger annie, at 9/12/2005 05:33:00 PM


  • Actually, for whatever reason (I'm not sure what the science behind it is) the ice bath prevents my legs muscles from being sore. I can be chilly for 20 minutes, ok, well, numb for 20 minutes, or I can hurt for 2-3 days afterwards. They really are wonderful things. It's not because cold water gets me any cleaner, that's for sure.

    By Blogger InterstellarLass, at 9/12/2005 08:50:00 PM


  • Oh, and Bone, just for you, I just might do that. ;)

    By Blogger InterstellarLass, at 9/12/2005 08:51:00 PM


  • I still can't get over the whole running thing, I think you are nuts...but in a totally loving way...ice bath? yeah you are definitely nuts! :) But thanks for that whispering advice, I'm going to try it tomorrow and I will try to remember to tell you how it goes!!!!

    By Blogger Twist of Kate, at 9/12/2005 09:41:00 PM


  • I think you're a heck of a gal but good Lord...there's no way I could run like that with ya'...how 'bout I could follow you in a golf cart sipping margaritas the whole way? Hmmm? sound good? hahaha...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9/13/2005 04:06:00 AM


  • I'll be in the golf cart with Sandy ;)

    By Blogger poopie, at 9/13/2005 07:49:00 AM


  • I can't even imagine how cold an ice bath would be!

    Good luck on your 15k run!

    By Blogger Indigo, at 9/13/2005 09:10:00 AM


  • Ice bath -never had one, not likely to have one either ;-)

    By Blogger The Wisdom of Wislon, at 9/13/2005 09:54:00 AM


  • Cell phone audioblog is not a bad idea from bone. That is right up there with the ice bath I must say. Good luck on all your future marathons. When do you find time for the rest of your life?

    By Blogger mman, at 9/13/2005 11:23:00 AM


  • Here via Captain Picard. Good luck with your run!

    By Blogger Shelley, at 9/13/2005 12:49:00 PM


  • I'll join Sandy and Poopie in the golf cart to cheer you on. How 'bout we have a party while we're at it...

    By Anonymous Laura, at 9/13/2005 01:21:00 PM


  • We're all here cheering you on.

    By Blogger Jean-Luc Picard, at 9/13/2005 01:41:00 PM


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