Thursday, April 21, 2011

three things thursday

1. I did my first brick of the season yesterday.  Spoiler, this means I ran!  I rode home from work, changed into my running clothes and headed right back out.  The last time I ran in Virginia it was 40º out.  Yesterday here it was 90º out, and there isn't a lot of shade around my house.  My body was in shock, which made me kind of pouty.
I did have some aching in my glute while I was running, but I was concentrating really hard on trying to activate the right things and my overall gait.  No pain after, so I'd say I'm firmly on the path to healing! That said, I rode 6.5 miles and ran 3 and my heart almost exploded.  Feeling pretty uneasy about riding 56 and running 13.1 in 3.5 weeks, but there isn't much I can do about it so I might as well put it right out of my head.  Sparkly things!  Puppies!
2. I'll be jogging the Crystal City 5K on Friday night (Me!  Running!  I'll be running!  No, the novelty has not worn off yet), so let me know if you are planning on being there!  I'm hoping to take a minute off of last week's time and Molly might make a guest-spectating appearance....


3. Yesterday I got at least 3 of my 15 minutes of fame.  I was interviewed last week for an article that came out yesterday about allergies as related to mood for CNN and the author was kind enough to quote me about wanting to stab myself in the eyeballs and then link to my blog.  At least any new readers I have already know to expect that I'm pretty cranky!  Hi, new friends!  Please note that the article says I am showering much more often than usual.  I'll go back to my usual twice-a-week rinse once the all the flower fornicating dies down.  


Happy Thursday, everyone!

20 comments:

  1. Yay for running and puppies! :) I ran in DC yesterday at lunch and it was MUCH hotter than I thought it was going to be... I need to learn to check the weather before I head out for a run. My capris were not a good choice in 85 degree weather!
    YAY again for running!! So excited for you. Good luck at Crystal City!

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  2. ooooh i want to join you tomorrow! but i highly doubt I'll be running by then. are you doing it next week too? i still haven't observed the miraculous katie returns to running and i would like to.

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  3. It was so hot yesterday! I ran after a pool swim which helped because my hair is soaking wet.
    I may do the 5k tomorrow (not with a dog obviously) so I'll let you know.

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  4. That's awesome you ran! I am kinda jealous of your warm temps though. I ran outside for the first time in ages that wasn't a race this morning and it was 40 degrees. :)

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  5. Yay for running! Don't ever let the novelty wear off.

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  6. OMG you were running! YOU! Running!!!! YOU WERE RUNNING! AND WILL RUN AGAIN! :) That pouty face is epic but you really need to turn that frown upside down and be excited you were running! You were running, yes you!!!!!!!!!!! :)

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  7. Glad to hear you were able to run! I wish I could get myself on the bike for work commuting I keep looking at a possible path and just haven't built up the courage to try it on a work day!

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  8. You ran?

    Fuck YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!

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  9. Running! Puppies! Stories on CNN! It's an awesome week for you, lady :)

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  10. Didn't find you though the article but how awesome! It sounds like a good Thursday. :)

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  11. I am pretty sure I will be at the 5k tomorrow! Still waiting to see if it is really pouring all day as predicted, but I have a feeling I will show up regardless.

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  12. Yay, glad to hear you are able to run, best feeling ever!

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  13. That's so awesome you got quoted! And that you ran!

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  14. Stupid fornicating flowers! I do love the quotes she got off your blog. Awesome :)

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  15. So great that you can run!!! And CNN--look at you! A good week if you asked me...

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  16. I'm panicking about my Oly tri next weekend so I'll try your method of sparkly things and puppies. Wonder if they'll fit on my bike?

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  17. Sweet shirt. But you used the J-word in there. Terrible.

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  18. Dawg, this is a quick turnaround from the bed-ridden misery - like, incredibly quick. Pat yourself on the back. Go on! Do it!

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  19. Yippy, you are running!!! I'm excited for you! and good luck on the 5k tonight :)

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