Monday, October 18, 2010

Lumberjacks, Christmas Trees and other 5k runners of mention

This past weekend was a doozy! The lady and myself decided to do the Run Like Hell 5k at a local MMA gym here in Wichita.  We wanted to match. She wanted to be a Christmas Tree-so I had no choice but to be a Lumberjack.  We looked great and ran greater (27:00ish). 

Sunday came and vert skateboarding championships was on the tube so I decided to run while they were on.  Push treadmill button to 8.0 M.P.H.  Enjoy watching Shaun White beat PLG three times in a row and step off ten miles and 1 hour 15 minutes later.  Best part of my hour and 15 minute run??? No toilet breaks-must have been a Christmas tree miracle. 

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Idiot Bragging Rights

Let's talk about toilet running real quick.

So on Monday, Labor Day, I decided to do a nice hour long run.  Do a little stretch, take a sip of water-and out the door. I took off at around 3 P.M. without checking the conditions outside.  Turns out it was 96 degrees, 28 mph wind gusting to 42 and humid as could be (see diagram below).  But have no fear! A T.R. would never let something like wind or heat prevent him from having a great run.  I took off and was going along at a pretty decent clip (about 7:20 per mile) and thought "Sure, I'll be able to hold this pace for an hour."   It was super hot, a lot of wind-but luckily I had a bunch of jumpy grasshopper friends and a new running path to discover-both of which kept me going.  A few nice Wichita folks jogged by me and I flashed a huge smile and gave an obnoxiously happy wave (gotta make friends!). About half returned a wave but few smiled.  The runners I waved to were normal.  Before going on a run they worry about sore legs and whether they have the energy to workout today.  Toilet Runners do not worry about such things...

20 minutes into my run I realized that the stomach was not going to let me continue without some attention.  I had been "crop dusting" all over the trail (when no one was behind me of course) but this was not curing the issue arising below my belly button. Pain. Pain. And more pain. Either the Pain comes out-or I give up the ghost and walk home from here.  8 minutes later I see a small wooded area and head straight for it.  A nice leafy tree appears and I grab some foliage on my way in.  I start walking and ensure I have a bit of privacy.  T.R. Manual: Rule 53-just when you think you've gone in far enough-go twice as far.  Look left.  Look right.  Crouch.  Look left again.  Look right again.  Release.  Use leaves.  Use more leaves.  Stand up and bolt back onto the trail praying you don't run over some other runner who will surely know you are a T.R. and know the deed that has been done.

I turned back around and headed home.  It was so hot that my body ran out of extra sweat and stopped sweating about 30 minutes in. Soon after, goosebumps appeared all over my arms and neck. The wind howled in my face and slowed me to what felt like a crawl.  But Toilet Runners never quit-especially when continuing is dumb, and makes little sense, and might make you feel funny for the rest of the run; like you're head is full of helium and your feet are tingly.  These things just happen when you force your body to do the opposite of what it would rather be doing-which is sitting on the couch, eating hand fulls of shredded cheese while watching skateboarding videos (silly body-this comes AFTER the run).

The time ended up being 57:28 and I did a little under 8 miles.  Do a little stretch, take a sip of water and hit the floor.  Toilet Runner 1-Nature 0.  I live to run another day.

Adios Amigos

This Weeks Numbers
Day: Monday, 9-6
Time: 57:28
Distance: 7.8 Miles

Day: Thursday, 9-9
Time: 26:37
Distance: 4.1 Miles

Day: Friday, 9-10
Time: 27:43
Distance: 4.3 Miles

Day: Saturday, 9-11
Time: 19:47
Distance: 3 Miles


Friday, September 3, 2010

Copycat Ways

So, i'm making this whole blog thing because my awesome older sisters have two awesome blogs that I love and I figured i'd give this thing a shot too.  I went ahead and spent about 45 minutes of my plan period trying to think of a really funny/quirky/smart blog name before realizing that this isn't facebook-no one will read this.  But thats ok! I always tell my students how good it is to journal and I suppose i'd better give it a shot too. 

I called this post copycat ways because its a good intro into my blog and myself!  I copied my sisters blog ideas and I copy other people most of the time too.  I just began my first year as a teacher and let me tell you-everything I do in class was created by another teacher.  Beg, borrow and steal baby!!! Haha. I love it. 

I also try to be a copycat in the ways of Jesus.  He's the bomb, I know it-you know it, He knows it, no need to lie homedawg.  As all copycat's know, you never do as well as the original-which is why I mess up, why I know I need Jesus, and also why my blog is not as good as my sisters's. (was that the appropriate use of s's and appostrophes on sisterss's'??)

Anyway, i'm glad your'e here.  I love to run.  I love to be a Lactose Intolerance-Denier. And maybe I'll love to post again tommrow if you're lucky. 

Ciao Bella