Friday, March 25, 2011

spamsies. i'm getting better.

SPAMALOT. Let me first remind you I am a theatre nerd through and through. I dream about taking a trip to NYC and London just to go to shows. Yeah, THAT level of nerd. Last night I got to finally go and see Spamalot, my date was The Lawyer of course. We share the same level of nerd when it comes to theatre. The show, wow, it's a winner. Really there is no point to that information other than if you know anything about Monty Python and the Holy Grail you will understand when I spout off that "I'm getting better." Because Spamalot is basically the Holy Grail on stage... it was

So the truth is that "I'm getting better." Slowly but surely. I still sound absolutely awful, but I feel far better than I sound. The good news is that I did run inside on the track with The Lawyer yesterday morning. I ran almost three miles, there was some walking because my breathing is still a bit off thanks to congestion. But overall the run was better than I was expecting.

Which leads me to the fact that I decided I'm brave enough to try a tempo run today over lunch. At the gym . Until I'm 100% I'm keeping my running inside. My setback of the past two weeks is making me nervous about trying to PR. But I'm going to pick myself up, dust the allergies and sickness off and give it a go in Oz. I'm not good at backing down off of my goals unless there is good reason. Being sick for 7 full days isn't reason enough for me. So what's a week off of running in an otherwise pretty solid training cycle? Meh.

In other news I'm running a half marathon for fun next weekend with The Lawyer, and we run the 44-mile relay race Brew to Brew the next day. It's a relay that goes from one Brewery (Boulevard) in Kansas City to another (Freestate) in Lawrence, KS. The Lawyer and I organized two teams from the running club we founded with Shelley, Joggers and Lagers. With a name and running club like that (we basically run to a bar to enjoy beer!) how could we not do Brew to Brew? I'm also thrilled that one of our team captains is this girl, who will also be celebrating a birthday next weekend. It's going to be a fantastic weekend full of running, friends and celebrating, all with zero pressure.

Oh, and we will represent during B2B! I designed our running club t-shirts, which came in this week, right in time for Brew to Brew. Check 'em out. TA-DA.

*my first attempt at designing and making t-shirts. we decided to put the design on nike tech t-shirts. i maybe had a slight bit of anxiety over these shirts... to say the least. but the hard work and end result was worth the anxiety. also, i decided i look a LOT like a waitress in this picture, with that hat and all... anyone need a drink?!*


Marlene said...

Glad you are feeling mostly better and returning to the living... and running! Good luck on the tempo!

The relay sounds soooo fun!

Jesse - Run To The Border said...

Those shirts are great!
Glad that you're getting better. Have fun a Brew to Brew!

RunnuRMark said...

Very nice! I should have bought one for next weekend. Damn.

That Spamalot sounds AWESOME. Jealous. "Bring out your dead!"

Oh, and I'll have a Boston Lager and the mushroom and swiss burger please.

Miranda said...

Glad you are feeling better, and LOVE the shirt! Good luck in the B2B, I need more runner friends so I could make a team! That's one of my goals for next year, get enough friends running to do the B2B!

2 Slow 4 Boston said...

I hope my Joggers and Lagers shirt looks half as good on me as yours does.

I'll have a Bud Light, please.

Laura said...

I LOVE the tagline "joggers and lagers," and totally want to steal it :) But I'll be good.

Angie said...

Good luck at Brew to Brew!! I love the tshirts!! :)

Adam said...

Oh man, I would have loved to do brew to brew when I lived in KC. Have fun!

Love the shirt!!

lindsay said...

i love the shirt!!

onelittletrigirl said...

The shirt is great- we do hash runs all the time but never made our own shirts! You should totally market those!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

- I love when people say "insert long distance race" for fun!! Thats awesome (and crazy)

- I love the shirt too

ashley (redonk runner) said...

these shirts are so so great! um, how do i get one without being a running club member?? :P but seriously lol.