Sunday, January 17, 2010

14 weeks to half 'm' day.

I wasn't going to blog until tomorrow while at work, yes I'm a stellar employee. But since The Running Lawyer inspired me to blog thanks to this post, I had to as well. Because I'm a total one-upper... or because I figured if she could blog with the week she had, I could sure manage to spit one out while sitting on the couch watching Planet Earth. LUCKY YOU.

I've spent my day either sleeping, eating, running or doing errands (well and now watching planet earth of course), and really most of those errands involved finding food. Ahhhh Sundays. The best part was definitely running with The Lawyer. We are switching up where we run each week. This week was her 'hood, which is in a suburb just outside the big dub and where we can find some decent hills (for our area). We started out running in the 35 degree fog and ended up in 47 degree sun. Kansas is SAAWWEEESOME.

It was a fun run, and like the lawyer pointed out, wasn't boring, we always share plenty of TMI, always spot random crap and laugh... a lot. My favorite was when we came up with the spectacular idea to find one of those monkey-harness-backpack-leash-for-kids-thingy for me, so the lawyer could just hold the leash while I run in total blissful oblivion beside her. This way she doesn't have to worry about guiding me every 10 seconds and keeping me on pace. BRILLIANT.

I'm not the most observant runner (i've had to be pulled aside or stopped on more than one occasion by a fellow running buddy when i wasn't paying attention)... I'm in my happy world...a lot. Even if I'm not running. This is why I'm glad my best friend is also my running partner, she is absolutely fine letting me putter along beside her mindlessly. Even if she does think I'm my own "special" brand of crazy....coughahem....and let's the world wide interweb know it. She also called me slow last week. Don't worry, I punched her in the ovary for that one.

After a crazy busy week, I'm happy that week two of training went as planned. I stayed on track with my other two runs (a three miler and a five mile tempo run respectively), fit in all my yoga, spin and weight training as well. So today, my eight miles on as many hills as we could hunt down, was just the oodles of chocolate icing on what was my workout week cake. The rest of the week? Meh, I'll just say I'm glad I have the friends I do and that my workouts went well.

14 comments:

Eddie said...

I'm glad you have such a perfect life.

Fair Weather Runner said...

hey eddie. i'm glad you're not a shithead.

Eddie said...

"And I have the perfect car, too. Eat that, blahhhhgies."

Fair Weather Runner said...

you know. i also fight perfectly. OHHH also don't forget i have perfect animals. i LIKE ANIMALS.

Eddie said...

All in good humor, young Beka. I like you...

X-Country2 said...

Sounds like a fab week!

Marlene said...

I'm laughing my butt off at the banter in the comments!

Sounds like a decent week! Got to love all the random things that come up during a long run. Love that leash idea!

onelittletrigirl said...

I am also laughing at the prior comments!

And I am also a stellar employee- 80% of my posts are done at work!

tiffany said...

i've got your leash/backpack, although this one is a bear. emmerson & ryder MIGHT be willing to let you borrow it, but only in exchange for pictures.

Gov said...

Writing blogs at work only enhances the writing skills of us media nerds that our employers want us to possess. Look at it as a skill sharpening exercise.

rachel said...

i'm quite impressed at your running ethic. will you promise to rub some of that off on me in WP next week?

oh, and i've also decided that you need to invest in one of those harnesses because it'd be awesome for the slopes. gotta' give the people of central colorado something to be jealous of....or laugh at.

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

"You have bad hair"

LMAO about where you punched her..

I love the vivid imagery, you are very lucky she is patient and does not wish you bodily harm..

Hugs to training and blogging again.. YIPPEE!

RunnuRMark said...

Good to see the lawyer has you in check this time around. I assume that means you're actually going to be healthy and ready to run at groundhog, huh? I'll make sure to cover my junk before making any comments about you being slow.

Ashley said...

Soooo, why did I think you were running the full at OKC?? I'm so easily confused, lol.

Okay, I'm back on a training schedule too...so I'll have to follow yours more closely so it can motivate me to stay on track! Yay for us!!

And LOL - I'm picturing the convo during the run...and also, when we get this leash thing for you, does it come with a muzzle as well?? ;) J/K, you know I loves ya!