Saturday, July 31, 2010

Marathon Nightmares

I must have marathon on the brain (given that official training starts Monday!) b/c I just had a nightmare that I MISSED my marathon. I am training for St Jude in Memphis but in the dream I was running NYC and my mom was going to help get me there on time. Well, I wake up to find the marathon on TV and we are still out in the 'burbs (Westchester County, where both my mom and dad grew up and I spent many a summer). She tells me she didn't wake me up b/c I looked tired and that I can always "do another one soon". At my frantic request, she drives me into the city but of course the start line is closed. 18 weeks down the tubes. Aughhh!! At this point, I'm AWAKE. That dream was SO VIVID. Geez...anxiety much? I have to say that in real life my mom is the most awesome, dependable person on the planet and would NEVER do that!

I ran last night after work (5 miles) so I could sleep in and relax today since this is the last Saturday before they get dominated by my long runsng.. Hopefully I can RELAX and forget this craziness before the day gets started in full swing!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

On a Mission

I'm on a mission to find a bib (entry) into the Disney World Inaugural Wine and Dine 1/2 Marathon for the 1st weekend in October!! My best friend from FSU's husband (who is also a friend) is running and I have been looking for a good excuse to make the trip to central FL in 2010 (I visited 3x in 2009 for various weddings, baby showers, etc). The race starts at 10:00pm(!) on a new (read: more interesting) course and Epcot stays open until some insane time in the middle of the night for a private version of the food and wine festival for the runners and their friends/families. It also fits almost PERFECTLY into my marathon training plan (more on that to come) and I really want to run it!

The problem? It's sold out! If anyone has an inside hook up into getting a bib, please let me know!

Saturday, July 3, 2010


I can't tell you how many posts that I have started or completed that are sitting on my work computer. Blogger is blocked there, so I will start a word document and then email it to myself. Or in my case, FORGET to email it to myself.

I've been keeping to my 15-20 mile/week goal and also trying to make sure I actually get cross training in (lots of walking the 3-4miles a night after running, maybe 3-4 days a week and yoga about once a week). I really need to do some lifting or strength but I get SO BORED with it. I know what I'm doing, but I hate it!

I've also been spending quite a bit of time on trails. I have my weekly "date" with Amy but I've been going on my own some too. Last week, Matt and I also took the dogs hiking at Ruffner Mountain's first "Dog Days of Summer Event". There was a "dog hike", lots of booths and vendors, games, caricatures, etc. It was a ton of fun and our dogs even made the event's FB page. HAHA!

Me and Roxy. I had no idea this picture was being taken but apparently Roxy was hamming it up for the camera!

Bali excited to sniff the camera that was on the ground

Bali at the summit of this hike, about to jump into the rock quarry (our camera)

A copy of the caricature we had done of them. The guy was awesome and totally nailed their personalities in the 5 minutes that they posed for this. Bali as the happy go-lucky and Roxy as the "worry wart". She doesn't take after her mom or anything ;) (our camera)