Thursday, October 27, 2011

three things thursday

1. Maybe for the first time in my life, I ran three days in a row this week.  IN A ROW, you guys.  My injury-prone ass usually doesn't even like two days in a row.  Actually, the best thing is if I go out and run and then climb directly in a sensory deprivation chamber full of healing blue light - shit, wait, no light in the chamber - until at least 48 hours have passed.  And I still would somehow manage to break something.  Or a limb would fall off or I'd get hit by a meteor (very common running injury).  The word you're looking for here is ANYWAY....I ran easy on Monday, track on Tuesday, easy on Wednesday, and I feel basically like a normal human being.  None of my limbs have cracked and fallen off.  Let's hope this continues as I have my long run planned for tomorrow morning and I'm actually really looking forward to it.
2. However, I haven't been in the pool for almost 2 weeks, and since it was raining and I didn't want to get wet couldn't ride, I got back in this morning.  WOW, does that fitness die off quick.  After spending the first few 100s flailing around like a drunk hippopotamus, I decided that the best thing to do to distract myself from forgetting how to move forward in the water was to do drills.  So I did 2000 yards of drills (only cracked my head on the bottom of the pool during a flip-turn once FTW) and then got out.  You don't want to overdo these things.  But I couldn't believe how much my body had forgotten in two weeks.  It's almost as bad as that time last winter when I took an entire month off of cycling and lost all my strength, power, and speed.  WTF?  Fitness is stupid.
3. Girls Gone Wild NYC ended up being rescheduled for this weekend - the Washington, DC edition - and I'm so happy about it, although my liver is oddly producing little white flags and leaving them all over the place.  Items on the itinerary currently include: dinner, squealing, brunch, giggling, drunk baking, drunk spectating, not-drunk pacing this pink girl, pillow fights, a Halloween bar crawl and visiting the Mall in a raging snowstorm (seriously, DC, you're a hot mess).  I couldn't be more excited about the massive amount of bloggers redheads runners descending on my city for the weekend and hope to get to see everyone!  It looks like we're putting together a brunch for Saturday morning so drop me a note if you'd like to be part of that.  Also, you should probably just go ahead and mute my twitter feed now.  
Have a great Thursday, everyone!  If you are running MCM, we'll be cheering around the 22-mile mark along with the rest of humanity, so just look for the girls wearing dark glasses and slamming electrolyte-replacement drinks after a long night of table-dancing studying in the library.

22 comments:

  1. What are you doing for Halloween? I have no plans, but what to go out :)

    Also, I almost died last week when I was in the pool. Taking even a week off kills me!

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  2. It takes such a long time to build any type of fitness level and such a short amount of time to feel like you lose it all. How is that fair?!? Swimming is 10 times as hard as running though. Good for you! Thanks, in advance, for cheering at MCM!

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  3. I'm going to crash one or more of your GGW parties with this as the only warning. Yay!

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  4. I want to go and cheer at Mile 22. I'll be the DD for all of you so that I could pee (can't cross out in comments) laugh all night long.

    Sounds like a blast of a weekend. Don't get hurt table dancing.

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  5. You should win an award for 2,000 yds worth of drills. Seriously.

    Have a blast this weekend! Go pink girl!

    And if it snows, at all, I am out of here.

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  6. I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Also, if it makes you feel better, I haven't been to the gym or done anything besides go for walks in like 2 weeks because my life has been insane. Back on track after this weekend, let's hope my liver holds up!

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  7. Hooray for 3 days in a row running!!! That's huge!

    I might also crash on Saturday. Because I'll have ALL DAY FREE TAPER MADNESS going on! And I wanna meet THAT PINK GIRL.

    Look for me in my red WUS shirt!

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  8. Can't stop laughing about the drunk hippopotamus. And how the heck do you hit the bottom doing a flip turn?????

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  9. I'm running the last 6 miles or so with someone, but if you guys are still out there I'll back track and try to find you? And steal your booze?

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  10. This entire post is epic in more ways than one. Try taking 8 weeks off from the pool. I don't recommend it!

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  11. Studying in the library - brilliant. It really is the perfect place to be during a raging snow storm.

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  12. I am so like you. It seems like if I run every day my body decides to crumble. Every other day seems to be all I can do. When I do bust out a few lower mileages in a row I feel like Rocky and I even wink at my self. Ohhh how I wish I could run everyday with no knee/hamstring issues. Blasted body.

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  13. Given that I spend 8 hours a day, 5 days a week in a library, I totally approve of your Saturday night plans.

    Yay for 3 days in a row of running!

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  14. Man, I wish I was younger. And didn't have kids. I could so go for that kind of weekend.

    Enjoy. Try not to puke at MCM. ;o)

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  15. i love this post. and you. and redheads.

    i hate not being in d.c. this weekend. stupid used up vacation time and fundage.

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  16. Glad you are running consistently! And I am sure you are over-exagerrating your loss of fitness in the pool.

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  17. The last one makes me want to be in DC this weekend!!

    Oh, wait.

    It makes me not want to be so focused on running that thing on Sunday, though. ;)

    "WTF? Fitness is stupid." best line ever.

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  18. That weekend sounds like a lot of fun! I have a runner friend that just recently moved to the DC area and we are planning a "race" trip to see her sometime in the near future! Do I see a meetup?!?!

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  19. Great "Grrr" picture! Congrats in the 3 in a row, not so much on the flailing and head butting the pool. (You should probably note- concrete always wins ;) ).

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  20. NICE job on 3 days in a row and feeling great! Have fun this weekend :)

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  21. You are a running badass!! Hope you are enjoying your long run on this chilly morning.
    Can't wait to see you at mile 22!!

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  22. Quality blog and you just made a guy from all the way over here in England. Really laugh with you swimming photo :)

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