Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Garmin Envy

I have Garmin envy. Everywhere I look, someone has a Garmin on their wrist. I ran with a group of friends on Tuesday and they ALL had Garmins. Every mile we ran, every beep that went off, I became more and more jealous. Seriously. THEN they all stood around after the run looking at their heart rate, pace, whatever. Blah blah blah. I'm pretty sure they were just rubbing it in at this point. I knew my time. But that’s it. I could tell you my pace because I have a pace calculator on my iPhone (great app, by the way). But not because the GPS on my Garmin knew when I ran a mile and what my pace was. Garmin envy.

Now, don’t get me wrong. I have a perfectly good watch. A great watch really. It’s super easy to use. Lightweight. All that good stuff. Plus it was a present from my Dad so I love it. But I still want a Garmin. Sigh.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Quote of the Week

Ask yourself: "Can I give more?". The answer is usually: "Yes".

Paul Tergat


So I worked in my yard yesterday. All day. OK, maybe not all day, but for a really long time. Stooped down, bent over working in the yard. Now I can hardly move. My back hurts. My hip hurts. I'm walking like an 85 year old woman.

Seriously? A week before race day? What is wrong with me? I don't know. Maybe I'm trying to sabotage myself? Naaaa, I don't think so. I think Half Marathons are actually becoming easy so I didn't really even give it a second thought. WHAT??? Did I just write that? OK, not necessarily easy, maybe just achievable.

Wow. That's crazy.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

How many people have you told...

So I wasn't sure which blog to post this. It fits on both my Conversations with Grant as well as this one. I posted on both...

Grant: Are you drinking another one of those giant Vodka Cranberries?

Mom: What?!

Grant: (pointing to my drink) Those huge Vodka Cranberries that you drink all day?

Mom: Grant, that is water with a splash of cranberry. NOT Vodka Cranberry.

Grant: Oh.

Mom: How many people have told told I drink Vodka Cranberry all day.

Grant: Hmmmmm. Just a few.

Mom: GRANT! Please don't do that anymore. Where did you even hear about Vodka Cranberries

Grant: Oh who knows? I hear something once and it stays with me forever.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Yesterday was plain awful.

You can say that again...

Actually, yesterday was fine. Last week was plain awful but I've had that song stuck in my head for a week. Now it's your turn.

Monday: Grant didn't finish his work at school. This is nothing really new but it's still a dissappointment.

Tuesday: Got a call from Grant's teacher to tell me just how much he's not doing at school. It was not a good conversation.

Wednesday: Maggie handed me my iPhone. "Uh oh Mama. Here go." New iPhone. 2 weeks old. The screen was shattered. I'm pretty sure she threw it across the room. She's been known to do that with a cell phone or two.

Thursday: I pay dearly to get my iPhone fixed. Jeff drops his Blackberry in his window washing bucket. It probably would have been fine but he didn't realize he dropped it so it was submerged for about 30 minutes.

Friday: Someone hit my car in the parking lot at work. And did NOT leave a note. Seriously. I hope they are ridden with guilt and cannot sleep at night. Jerk.

So, that was my week. Plain awful. But that's not now. That's then.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Quote of the Week

I was pushed by myself because I have my own rule, and that is that every day I run faster, and try harder.

Wilson Kipketer, when asked if a $50,000 offer tempted him to break the world record

Monday, April 12, 2010

Quote of the Week

"It is a sublime thing to suffer and be stronger."

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I stole that from Runner's World Quote of the Day but whatever...

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Universe, you win.

So I lost another toenail today. I was on the phone with a friend, mid-conversation, looked down and "HOLY CRAP! I've lost another toenail!!" What?! Why?! How?!

I mean, COME ON! Is the universe trying to play some cruel trick on me? I hardly even ran this week. Why did I not run...because of the Crock Pot Incident last week. Seriously universe. I give in. You have won. Now please give me my old feet back.

Friday, April 9, 2010


A friend of mine sent me this message on Facebook last week. It made me laugh out loud. I can completely picture her red face...

I'm just letting you know I blame you. I decided to start running because I'm so inspired by your blog. I look forward to reading it and disappointed when it's not a new one. The only problem is that I stopped working out along time ago. On Sunday I went to the gym to use the treadmill. I had my Gatorade bottle on the ledge you can use to put things and a guy comes to get on the machine next to mine. I finish the Gatorade and put the bottle back on the ledge. I don't know if I was making the machine bounce too much or what, but the bottle goes flying off and I'm hoping up and down trying to get it. The man next to me gets off that machine and gets on another. My face was totally red. Hopefully, Tues. will be better.

Mostly I'm happy that I have inspired at least one person. Woo Hoo!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Quote of the Week

Running is like mouthwash; if you can feel the burn, it's working.

Brian Tackett