Sunday, March 2, 2008

You got to be kiddin me?

Yeah for completing 15 miles! I'm sorry the run was so discombobulated this week. I know I am to blame. I really was planning on coming home from work on Friday to map out a run and inform everyone of place & time. However, after 6.5 hours of helping my husband at a home show booth, I arrived home in the wee hours of the night. As I was going to bed at 12:30 (Disclaimer: I usually go to bed by 10:30 at the latest), I thought there was no way I was going to be able to plan the route, run the 15 miles & then come back to get the house ready for my sister-in-law's baby shower. There was just not going to be enough time! Ahh, I went to bed frantic and exhausted!

So, 6:00 my alarm goes off. I leave to plan the route & grab stuff for breakfast & then finally call everyone! I woke up Kimmie, got a hold of Jen, called Tara, who told Melissa, then Kera...Ahhh! Jen hadn't told her yet that we needed to run earlier. I thought it would be okay; I told myself she will call back. After message & message, no response. I felt so guilty for never getting a hold of her! Sorry Kera! I promise I will not plan so late again! By the way, has anyone heard from her yet?

Well, finally we are off on our run. Paul, who is in the marketing department at Tara's & my work, has told us in the past 2 weeks he plans on running in the SLC marathon. I have instructed him that, "Paul, you know everything you read tells you, you need to at least train for 4 months before you try to attempt something like a marathon?" "Paul, yeah, sure you can try, but it is pretty hard (to put it lightly?)" The farthest he has ever run is 4 miles. He asked if he could run with us, and I said why not. I guess there was something deep down inside me that wanted him to see how hard it would be to run 15 miles and to prove to him he shouldn't try and run in the marathon. I thought there was going to be no way he was going to be able to complete it! Well, did I eat my words. He didn't break a sweat, didn't breathe heavy, didn't break pace ...nothin'! The whole time I was saying to myself, "You got to be kidding me?" I guess he was born to run long distances. He is so lean, has not fat on him whatsoever, I don't know, I'm still baffled by it. Men! Ahh! How annoying! Paul, if you by chance stumble upon are blog and are reading this, I'm not hating on you, it's just kind of disheartening to all our months of training. Whatever!

Tara I really hope your knees start to feeling better! And, Melissa I know you can finish the 26 miles! You did awesome! Check with a doctor to make sure there are no major to Tara! I have been there before and I know how awful it is! Hang in there!


Jen said...

Hey lady, it all turned out well. And, I can't believe you had enough energy to help with a baby shower on top of all that! You amaze me! Thanks for your continued awesomeness. Love you!

Ang said...

I just got caught up on all of your recent running adventures. While I am not happy at all that a lot of you are having knee issues, I'm kind of glad to know I'm not alone! I am training for SLC too and did not expect my body to be hurting so bad, especially the knees.

Jen, is you IT band hurting you on the outside of your knee? And if it is, did rolling the roller down the side of you thigh help with the knee pain? (I hope that made sense.) I think it's my IT band that is causing pain in my right knee.

Way to go girls!! Less than seven more weeks!