Second...GlavEn is lucky that I only misspelled his name by one letter...pffft...did he not see that I posted that blog at 11pm on a Friday night, and by 11pm on a Friday night, if I'm sitting at my computer, I've clearly had at least two (if not three) glasses of wine. GlavEn is quite lucky that I remembered his name at all and didn't call him G-man or Glarin or Goblin or something else like that...
Third...one clarification about this post...I've never actually, personally, used a GoGirl. I'm with Missy and would probably prefer to use a clean bush over a porta-potty (but at the beginning of a big race, that's sometimes not an option). However, I am COMPLETELY ENTERTAINED by the name of it ("woo hoo...you go girl" will always have a secondary meaning to me now).
Fourth...I love the bathroom shots too, and will no doubt include them in the future, that is until Teh Marcy tells me not to.
Finally...this weekend's run
* Once again, I somehow stopped my Garmin when I started running. Now that I'm looking at the graphic in the Garmin Training Center, I think I had gone somewhere a little bit shy of a mile when I looked down and said "Oh shiz...the timer isn't running." At the water station, my timer was about 10 minutes behind Dr. Elise's, and at the end of the run, her iPhone said she'd run 7.1 miles, so I'm going with that.
As for the running part, the first five miles were quite easy. I was thinking about how the last time I ran this route along the harbor was back in June which I barely mentioned in this post. It was one of the last times I ran before the surfing incident which really fouled up my foot, but it was the run at Harbor Island which triggered it. I remember running with Irene, and then I couldn't run any more because my foot hurt so bad. Yesterday, I was reminded of why it hurt. It's a route which includes a freekin' lot of running on concrete sidewalks.
So as much as I could, I tried to run on the street, and since it was butt-crack-o'dawn early, it wasn't too dangerous to run on the street in most of the areas. But even so, by fascia tendon (or whatever it's called) duly noted that I had been running on concrete...a little bit of soreness immediately following the run. I guess I'm not all the way better yet... Ice, stretch, rest, and ibuprofen and today it feels much better, but I can still feel it.
It makes the decision to run the Long Beach 1/2 much more difficult. It's only three weeks away. My life in the last month has allowed me to run only two days a week. I keep thinking I can get a third run in, but I just haven't done it yet. I do get two pretty good workouts in when I go to PT. I was thinking that how I felt after this Saturday's run would decide it for me. I was sorta thinking that if I felt really good, I'd definitely figure out a way to go for it. If I didn't, I wouldn't
Unfortunately, I'm somewhere between the two extremes. While yesterday's 7 miles wasn't easy, it wasn't impossible. At the end of the run, I was done, but I wasn't falling down, I can't move any more done. I'm relatively confident that in the next two weekends, I could ramp up my long runs to 9 and 10 miles.
I mean, if I can run 7, I can run 10, right?
And if I can run 10, I can run 13...
But this thing with the PF has me nervous. On one hand, I certainly don't want to overdo it and really injure myself again. On the other hand, I'd really like to do the LB 1/2. It's sorta a replacement run for the Nike Women's that we didn't get into this year. It would also be an opportunity to run into Penny and Glenn.
I don't know what to do...WHAT TO DO!!!! (GAH!)
Of course, after the run, there was this to help me decide...
Proseco makes a lovely Mimosa. It' didn't help me decide of course, but it was yummy
Yummy pancakes and fruit at Dr. Elsie's casa
And because there are enough shots in this blog of Mik, Betty, Dr. Elsie and I with our mimosas, we decided to take pictures of...
It seems wrong to call 'em ponytails...how about heffertails?
hooves...but with pretty toenails!
From running, I went to DramaGirl's soccer game
DramaGirl off the field. She had a GREAT game!
I'll take action shots later but I left my camera in my car because I was REALLY late for the game, and by the time I got there I was convinced I'd missed at least the whole first 1/2 if not the first 3/4 of the game.
I was really late because:
- When I got home from running, I took a nap.
- Then I got lost in La Mesa because even though I've lived here for 10 years, I get completely turned around whenever I am north of Fletcher Parkway (that's for the local peeps who will know what I mean).
- First I went to the practice field at Parkway Middle School, then Walter told me to take Dallas street and I did, but I went the wrong way and ended up at Northmont Elementary, then got lost on the back streets of that part of La Mesa, then used GoogleMaps on my iPhone to get to Murray Manor, which is where I was supposed to be. (If only Walter had told me that the game was at the school near Pinky's, I'd have found it in a heartbeat...maybe...even then I'd have probably got lost because I wouldn't have known if Jackson was east or west of Parkway Middle...GAH! I need a GPS device for my life.
Lest you think I'm a complete idiot...this is the part of La Mesa I was trying to navigate...
The non-parallel, non perpendicular, streets of La Mesa...who planned this city?
THEN we went shopping and bought a new sofa at Macy's and some bookshelves at Ikea!
Turbo with the chef at Macy's
It's not a leather sofa, but it is a darker color, which will hopefully hide some of the dirt which is inevitable.
We also bought a cleaning guarantee for it, which promises to clean or repair any damage to the sofa for the next 7 years, or replace it. I'm probably a fool for buying this, but I figure between the kids, Walter's family, my friends, and our general lifestyle, damage and spillage is a virtual guaranteed occurrence.
So...there you go...a full day to say the least. (I'm not going to mention the party that Walter and I finally got to (late) last night because that would take this really long post into the land of ridiculously long, and nobody wants to read that.
That and I have papers to grade, a little league/fall ball game that I'm late to, and soccer pictures to get DramaGirl to as well. I'm woefully behind on my blog reading. I know that my RSS reader has 100's of unread blogs in it. I'm going to try to get to it this afternoon
In the meantime, I did want to give one HUGE congrats to Al who did her first triathlon yesterday. I'm so freekin' excited for her that I almost want to jump in the pool and start swimming!
Hope everyone is having a superb weekend!