Thursday, October 22, 2009

Five Little Pumpkins

A big THANKS to all of you who voted. You can vote everyday because I know ya love me that much. Just click to the right.

Doc update:

The doctor has removed my boot (I like to call it an air cast because it sounds more intriguing and exotic). I am released to bike and to do yoga. PTL! That boot is nasty and when I burn it tonight all of the Colorado will smell my foot odor going up in smoke. I now have to wear my running shoes with two, yes two, orthotics in them. I will look very tall. But just one leg. I might just be back up and running in a couple of weeks. Then this can go back to being a running blog not a girls' weekend blog or a swimming blog or a Halloween candy blog.

And what will be next for Miss Shutupandrun? I am toying with the half ironman idea and have been talking to a coach about what's involved. This is the one I'm looking at. I figure I can swim, grab some wine during my swim/bike transition, then bike and grab some grapes off the vine as I go and shove them in my pie hole, then more wine during the bike/run transition, then run my half marathon drunk so that I will not remember any of the pain of the entire experience. I hope this will not be me in the video below. This is seriously one of the most painful things to watch:




Thanks to those of you who suggested putting my swim workout in the Ziploc bag. Worked like a charm (I'd like to say I did the 3,400 yards or even the 2,300 yards, but the truth is I died after 1,700).

A little Thursday humor because you knew I'd do it. My daughter (8) wrote this over the weekend when I was out of town. Cracked me up. I have no clue where she learned about farting. I never talk about pumpkins farting, I swear.

22 comments:

  1. OMG LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!! HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!!

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  2. Ahahahahahaha! Farting pumpkins. :) Hee hee. Glad "das boot" is off!

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  3. Hahaha, kids. I can't wait to hear the crazy things that will cone out of my future kids' mouths.

    That video (I think you've posted it before?) gets me every time. I just want to cry. Awful.

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  4. Kids are awesome!! Glad the air cast is a thing of the past!

    I voted for you too... best of luck to both of us!

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  5. V cute writing of your daughter. You are making progress, yay! Your swimming is way better than mine. I can swim breastroke or sidestroke forever, but freestyle, OMG, I have to stop after 50 yards. But, I see a 1/2 iron in my future, so I need to get much better at swimming. Practice, practice!

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  6. ohhh a tri where I could drink my way through it...ok now we may be talking

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  7. I did a sprint tri this summer and I can't even imagine considering an ironman. That's tough stuff.

    And I'm glad the Ziploc bag worked out for you.

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  8. Wow! A half Ironman huh? I had thought about doing a sprint tri next summer, but I hadn't even considered a half. Whew. You go girl! I guess you've been talking to Liz? She's great isn't she?

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  9. LOL to the poem, cute cat and genius on the ziplock bag! great post!!!

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  10. My friend's fiancee has done Vineman twice. If you want firsthand accounts, let me know! I'll put you in contact with him. :-) Hooray for the boot burning!

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  11. Good Luck if yo go the the half Ironman. The video is hard to watch. I remember seeing it! Oh to have a mind so strong.

    p.s. Loved the writing! My 8 yr old daughter does lots of the same. I am forever asking her to keep a notebook of all her "stories." She could be a great writer someday.

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  12. Gee, I wonder where your daughter gets her sense of humor. That is HILARIOUS!

    I can't watch that video anymore. How can you watch that and still talk about doing a half IM?! HARDCORE!

    Good news on the boot!!!

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  13. You so burned that thing last night didn't you? I smelled it all the way over here in California! Hahaha! So glad you are done with that part!
    BTW, your daughter is HILARIOUS! I don't know where she gets if from!
    And you soooo have to do the Vineman...I can come and cheer you on! I love me an excuse to get up to wine country...It's only about a 2 hour drive for us. Good wine, watching people kill themselves & Shutupandrun, what could be a better way to spend a weekend!?! Yay!
    Have a great day lady!

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  14. LMAO! I LOVE both the cat photo and your daughter's story. You are hilarious my friend.

    Glad you enjoyed my little hooker with a heart of gold story. She was really sweet, while for some reason, the guy I ran my car into was well not so much.

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  15. hahaha I LOVE when kids write hilarious things like that!

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  16. I want kids just for stuff like that. Ha!

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  17. BTW, I mentioned you on my blog today if you want to check it out. :)

    OH, and I've voted for you again!

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  18. Great news about the air cast! Keep on recovering! LMAO at the farting pumpkins... too funny.

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  19. OMG that's hilareous!!!

    Do it! Vineman is great ....At least I'v heard it was firsthand.

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  20. A few of my friends have done Vineman and it comes highly recommended.

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  21. That's the age for that...she would get along awesomely with my 8 year old. farting and pooping are his fav subjects.

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  22. Ok, that video scared me to death! What if that is me doing my first marathon taking 6 hours to finish!? What if? That was painful to watch indeed!

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