Thursday, January 12, 2012

three things thursday

1. Every time I post on the blog that my shins hurt, they stop hurting.  So: MY SHINS HURT, Y'ALL.  I'm not sure if it's still because of my bike shoes (I don't think so), because I ran three miles in the Newtons two days ago (probably not) or because I ran for an hour in my Ravennas this morning (also unlikely).  Or maybe it's just that my lower legs are still getting used to the way my gait has changed over the past nine months.  Let's hope it's that, although I prefer to freak out about ghost injuries rather than consult science and/or logic.  Meanwhile, there is no better feeling in my life right now than when I snap those compression socks on post-shower.  MY SHINS HURT.


2. For some reason, I imagined in my own head that last week was the last "build" week in my training and this week would be rest.  I have no idea where I came up with it, I have a lot of theories and it's hard to keep track of them all and where they come from.  But I was firmly convinced last Friday that I would get through my not-all-that tough weekend and then whhhheeee into easy week!  I discovered in a pow-wow with my coach on Monday afternoon that THIS week is actually the final "build" week in my training block.  WAA WAA WAAAAA.  Getting my schedule Monday evening was a pretty rude awakening.  About half of my workouts say "ouch" in them somewhere and I'm going to be spending an unfortunate amount of time on the trainer this weekend.  Combine that with an extremely busy and stressful work week and I'm just hanging on.  I almost fell asleep at the dinner table on Tuesday night and I'm seriously considering drinking something caffeinated.  I could put in a picture of me asleep at the table but instead I'll leave you this gem from last weekend, mid-bike-ride car-transfer-with-sandwiches-to-HP.
Safety first, bitches.  Yes, I was driving with my bike shoes and helmet on; no, I don't know why my bicep looks like it's about to explode.  This would be more funny if I hadn't gotten up Tuesday morning for a trainer ride and realized ten minutes in that I had automatically put my helmet on.  SAFETY FIRST.


3. ANYWAY (what was I talking about?).... This morning I did my commute before my workout, which meant I got to do the monument loop while the sun was coming up.  I've lived in/outside/around DC for over ten years and I will still never get tired of this run.  Here are some pictures that look exactly like every single picture runners take while running around the city, you can skip them and proceed directly to judging me for wearing my bike shoes (and my seat belt!) in the car if you'd like.

Oh, and I made brussels sprouts for dinner last night which made everyone on twitter lose their damn minds, I had no idea these weird things were so popular.  I don't know if they are a SUPER FOOD but they were delicious, but so is beer and nobody freaks out when I talk about that.
No one has pooped on the floor in our house in four days.  I'm out, bitches.

20 comments:

  1. Nobody has pooped on the floor recently? Good job, Thom.

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  2. LOL Victoria!

    Was this the 2nd time you have EATEN brussels sprouts? Your look better than mine. HOWEVER! Do I NOT see any bacon in there? I'm gonna give you a big fat F if you there isnt any!!!

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  3. How the hell did you cook those sprouts?? We usually steam ours...

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  5. Mmmmmm. You done good on the brussels sprouts.
    Also, those pictures make me miss our morning rides.

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  6. you totally had the b-spouts roasted huh? best way in the world. add a lil garlic and basalmic vinegar. awesomeness

    best line of the week: safety first bitches.

    glad you are in a poop free zone :)

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  7. Oooooooo DC.
    Oooooooo running in DC.
    Oooooooo running in DC for the sunrise!

    And who the hell steams brussel sprout anymore?

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  8. poopless floors and brussel sprouts FTW

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  9. I can eat brussel sprouts and look at those gorgeous pics all day long, and then for a bit o'humor scroll up and see the Pink Incredible Hulk arm and helmet.

    No Poop Is A Good Day!

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  10. Maybe you should just wear your helmet all the time. Or maybe Emily should?

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  11. your shins hurt!
    Ouch.
    You look like you do push-ups.
    No Poop on the floor - Keep resisting the caffeine.

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  12. I think you need one of those signs like constructions sites "It has been ## days since our last accident"... but for pooping on the floor.

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  13. Push through the hard week you can do it and I know you will appreciate it after it's done!

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  14. If the only thing crowded your floors these days are balls of golden fur, that is a huge success. Bam!

    The next step is that you sleep WITH your helmet (and maybe shoes?) on, that's when you you might need to reassess. And if you start riding rollers, that put-on-helmet-NOW habit might be crucial ;)

    Last, but not least, cooking brussel sprouts makes the kitchen smell like garbage threw up three times over. They better taste good for that sacrifice!

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  15. that looks like hella motivation to get outside! Awesome!

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  16. your final build week scares me. Its JANUARY!!!

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  17. The monument run is beautiful - things like that make dealing with the traffic and metro in this area bearable. And every serious biker has worn their helmet in the car, I am sure of it!

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  18. a helmet on the trainer? that is safety!

    I bet the shin pain is related to the cleat position on the bottom of your shoes rather than something in the shoe itself. Try adjusting it some.

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  19. Why are Brussels sprouts so delicious if they have such a bad rep? I love them - apparently all those haters are doing it wrong. Glad you liked the, too!

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