Thursday, July 21, 2011

three things thursday

1. Right now, as you read this, I'm at the fabulous (we hope) Dr. Maggs getting my gait analyzed.  Fingers crossed for a magic fix!  (Spoiler: this never happens.)  Even though I've been working on my form for over a month now, I still decided to go do this because I am hoping that he might be able to point out minor things that my PT/coach/everyone that I make stare at my ass all the time/self have missed.  My running has been fairly consistent, although still low in overall milage, for the past few weeks, and I am starting to feel more settled into good form, so I think it's a good time to go.


2. I'm almost 2 weeks into the Brooks Adrenalines and I'm still loving them.  They feel so much lighter than my 2150's and I really like the smaller heel.  My shin is still bothering me the teeniest tiniest bit, but I noticed earlier in the week on the bike that it was twanging and that made me notice that my cleat was slightly off-center, so back to the bike shop I go.  I haven't been there in over a week, they must be sad and lonely without me!


3. The poet and I are going to lightly and easily jog the Crystal City Twilighter 5K on Saturday evening.  There is no effing way I'm going to run at race effort in this heat - in fact, running at a recovery effort is probably still going to give me a stroke.  When I ran this race last year, I spent the entire time stressing out about my IT band and my first mile, at 9:29, felt incredibly fast.  It's nice to be able to look back and see that, despite the fact that I'm still in PT and working to try and make my body and running better friends, I've come so far.  I'm shooting for a 5K in the 28- or 29-minute range, but I really don't care what the clock says.  I can go out and run 3 miles without a second thought, and for right now, that's good enough for me.  Plus, it looks like it might actually be hotter than the record-breaking temps of last year.  Maybe I skip directly to the beer.


It was also one of the first times I hung out with Liz, and now if a day goes by and I don't get at least 37 emails from her as part of the massive CAR blog mafia group emailing insanity, I start to worry that zombies might have eaten her body.  Here's to good friends.
Happy Thursday!  If you're going to be at the 5K this weekend, let me know so we can high-five and splatter sweat for 8 blocks.

23 comments:

  1. Have fun at the 5k. Hope you don't melt!

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  2. I have been running in Brooks Adrenalines for about 3 years now and LOVE THEM!

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  3. I won't be doing the HOT 5k...going to see ooooooooooklahoma where the wind goes sweeping down the plain....

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  4. Yeah! It's amazing how fast a year goes by, but still so much has happened. At least I'll be able to run it this year too. No matter how long it takes us.

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  5. Happy Thursday to you too! And def. take it easy in the heat I am no longer a fan of evening runs as you might already know...

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  6. Let us know how the gait analysis goes, did you go with Amy? It'll be very interesting to hear about!

    Good luck this weekend and when I say Good Luck, I mean, don't have a stroke! :) A year does go by fast!

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  7. Also, the word "insanity" links to Beth's blog? Is that some pot calling the kettle black thing?

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  8. fill your sports bra with ice...I can't even imagine running hard in that heat.

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  9. hahahaha, thanks for linking me with insanity. Also, I <3 dash!

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  10. Hahaha I was JUST about to say, I get CAR Blog Mafia and Beth gets insanity. LOVE IT.

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  11. You are too funny. I love reading your post. good luck on taking it easy and let us know how the gait analysis works out!

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  12. Given how I feel about night races and hot weather running, adding them together means that I will not be at the 5k on Saturday! But have fun and please don't die!

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  13. I hope you learn something valuable with your gait analysis, enjoy the no pressure 5K!

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  14. I can't wait to hear about the gait analysis
    Enjoy the 5K! Try not to melt out there!

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  15. Isn't this weather crazy! I agree that a 5k in this heat would be terrible!

    I hope the gait analysis does you wonders. I want to read all about it!

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  16. Have a great one! Look how far you've come in that year...pretty cool.

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  17. So eager to find out the Gait Analysis.
    You HAVE come far. And good for you being able to see it that way.
    So happy the new Brooks seem to be a good fit!

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  18. I'll be at the Crystal City 5k. Looking forward to seeing how I do in 1 billion degree heat :p. Hope the gait analysis helps!

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  19. I can't wait to hear how the gait analysis goes! I would love to do something like that...but am also scared of how much bad stuff they would tell me I am doing, haha!:) Have fun on Saturday!!:)

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  20. Okay, it's supposed to be melty hot here, I mean, duh, it's Texas. But what did y'all ever do to deserve this misery? Bless your hearts, heat is one record not worth setting! Take it easy on your 5K, stay hydrated and have fun!

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  21. Have a great relaxed race on sat :)

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  22. holla back for brooks adrenalines! love mine :)

    have fun at the 5k!

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  23. I recognize where you are in that post-race pic :) Gah, what is it about that stupid 5K that keeps people coming back?! Obviously not the 100+ heat....must be the idea of late-night booze, post-race?

    Off to read about the gait analysis!

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