Friday, October 2, 2009

Foto Friday - or Video Viernes

How many among us really HAAAAAATE that underarm jiggle.

((women's hands shoot up from around the country, if not from around the world! Probably some dudes hands shoot up too, but possibly for different reasons...))

And I know that many of us just love our running gear and gadgetry (Garmin, Nike+, The Stick, The foam roller, hydration packs, iPods, heartrate monitors, etc. etc. etc)

Finally, a solution for all of us...

Problem solved! Who knew? Thanks so much to Betty who sent it out to the herd.***

So, since I don't think anyone is currently hosting Foto Friday, and since I don't really have any photos anyway, and since SoCal is so bilingual, I'll dub this one por Video Viernes*

Running Updates I went to see Brett the PT earlier in the week, and when I told him about MY GREAT opportunity to run the Nike Women's 1/2 in three weeks, he just sorta looked at me and said something about how he'd like to see me have an actual RACE PLAN** for next year, with no more than three 1/2 marathons and that includes a training plan for building speed and distance AND recovery time after the race.

I suggested that I'd had plenty of recovery time this summer and fall.

He (again, just sorta shaking his head at me, although I will add that he was almost standing on top of another patient at the moment, stretching his shoulder) laughed and said, "planned recovery, THAT was unplanned recovery." I won't be running in SF in three weeks.

It was more than Brett's comments that drove the decision. Walter wasn't thrilled with the idea either. just wasn't meant to be this year... ((sigh))

Movin' on...

Next thing up then is the Light the Night Against Crime 5k on October 24. It's a night race which starts at 7:00 pm. Then the Shelter Island 5K on November 8 which ends with an awesome champagne brunch at Humphries. For those of you in OC and LA it is a nice little K and is well worth a trip to San Diego!

I'm signed up for the Las Vegas 1/2 on December 6, which will still have me doing 4 1/2 Marys for the year.

Oh yeah, and I'll come up with a plan for next year.

Happy Friday everyone (or Buenos Viernes!)****
* Viernes = Friday...but in Spanish, I get that ever-so-satisfying alliteration.

** In all honesty I DID have a plan for do the triple crown. I admit that into that plan I did not include two bout's with Plantar Fascitiis and related ITB issues...all fixed now BTW. I don't even limp when I get out of bed in the morning. SWEEEEEET.

***If the embedded video doesn't work, try this link

**** Mik and Elsie are completely entertained by my espanol.


  1. The first time I seen that "shake weight" thing, Jeff and I looked at each other and totally lost it! That was so definitely designed my a male human being-who knows, maybe even G came up with that!

  2. ZOMG, sister! I have an idea for for a more ... um ... "organic" way for youse goils to get the same basic workout and, believe me, THAT workout won't last a whole six minutes!


    But you may have to do it more than once a day, depending on how fast your loved one can recover!

    Hahahahahaha! I'm SUCH a pig! No wonder you can't spell my name.

    In conclusion: That was one HAWT video. We ALL should be as lucky as that weight.

    Now to read the rest of your post.

  3. Sorry about the half-marry disappointment, sister. But it seems you got a lot on your plate other than that so GOOD ON YA!

    O, man! My word verification is "couckwoh"! I think that might be the brand name for the shake-weight!

    Hahahahahaha! Still a pig!

  4. That video was tooooo funny -- 2.5 pounds?? No way! If jiggling worked to firm muscles, then we'd all be super firm ....need I say more? Entonces, fue muy divirtido y me gusto mucho el video viernes! Estare riendo durante el proximo correo pensando en este video chitoso. OK, Mik, your turn! Elsie

  5. Hey Elise! I had to add your "couckwoh" to my post today!

  6. Que Lastima!

    (Michael loves saying that, even though he has no clue what it means. It's used a lot on Telenovelas.)

    Have you seen the spoof on the Shake Weights? It's about everything no one is saying on the original commercial.

    Do you have your rooms booked for LV? We got a room at the Luxor and the rates aren't that bad, and it's with in walking distance of the start. I think most of the gang from RU are staying there.

    Training plan? What's that? Doesn't winging it count?

    Have a great weekend!

  7. I've seen those infomercials for that jiggly stick thing and let's just say I've seen less suggestive porno before.

  8. Are we really supposed to think those women got those arms (and unusually perky boobs) in just 6 minutes a day?! It's definitely entertaining...and highly suggestive.