Monday, July 26, 2010

Bambi Spies On Me and Giveaway Winners

Excuse me while I am distracted. Concentrating these days is difficult. I have visions of trail races, an ultra marathon man, a 2,700 ft. elevation gain over 20 miles, running at 9,000 feet of altitude and hoping I don’t crap myself, and falling down mountains because I am not a trail runner and I am clumsy.

If you have no clue what I’m talking about, click HERE. Just know that by this time next month, Dean Karnazes and I will be like this:

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Not intertwined, per se, but just tight, bonded. BFFs. If only.

outsidedean_thumbI mean, seriously. 

Since Thursday I have felt an urgency to start running up mountains. Must be something about knowing I will need to do this in 28 days along side of the trail running star of the universe.

Today Ken and I went out for a trail run west of Boulder. 10 miles. 1,300 ft. elevation gain (in the first 5 miles nonetheless!). Hard as shit. And shit I did, because I usually do when I exert myself. A friend lent me some TP on the trail. A few deer watched as I tried to clean myself up. What must they have been thinking? She is tarnishing our vista. Bambi, do not let her be an example to you.  Hopefully one day I’ll remember to bring my own paper. Really, I should just carry a toilet. They have those portable ones these days you know. I’m sure I could make a backpack to fit it.

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My next climbing endeavor will be the famed Magnolia Road. Ever read “Running With the Buffaloes” about the University of Colorado cross country team? This is where they trained. The road/trail starts at 8,200 feet and climbs 7.5 miles (1,800 ft.) to the gorgeous Peak to Peak Highway.

Then you run down. So, 15 miles total of altitude and hill training. Who’s in?

Today, while reading up on how to get to the start point, I found this comment about the run:

“I live along Magnolia Road. The views are pretty darn nice and you have a good chance of seeing elk herds this time of year. Please take a dump in town before you come up to go for a run.”

 

I love runners! This person was obviously speaking directly.to.me.

By the way, winners of the Champion shirts are (per Random.org):

Female - #19 – Katie from Run This Amazing Day. Her sportsmanlike principle was, “respect for others, no matter where they are in their journey!”

Male - #56 – Kovas Palubinskas from Midwest MultiSport Life . His principle was, “play fair and clean and get everyone involved.”

And even though he didn’t win, I have to give kudos to Fitmacdaddy who made me laugh when he commented, “Poor sportsmanship: I was once farted on by a chick in a cheetah skirt. Smelled like apple cinnamon.”  I do believe he was referring to me…

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Send your addresses, shirt size and color preference to brisdon@comcast.net. And congrats!

22 comments:

  1. Awesome training opportunities! You'll be ready to put a hurtin' on Dean, I'm sure.

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  2. Dean is going to get a kick out of you, I just know it!

    Good luck with the mountain-training!

    I am SO PUMPED for you!

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  3. :) ...the whole post just made me :)

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  4. I finally have something to share that fits your world. I was having the annual physical and talk went to bowel movements - three a day, in my case - which sounding excessive, led me to write down what I ate in a day. It worked out to 75 grams of fiber - oatmeal, apples, broccoli, popcorn, apricots, raisins, lentils, onions - and the doc said, "You must be a treat to share an elevator with."

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  5. you two are going to be bffl once that race is done :)

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  6. Yeah! By winning the Champion shirt, it makes me kind of like Dean, right? Right?

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  7. I just found your blog and you are funny as shit. Seriously. Thank you for talking about the stuff no one talks about.

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  8. I love that you're running up mountains! By the by, I finally managed to get a pic of Wild Bill in his new shorts and will post it soon!

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  9. Stick, hole, leaves and dark bottoms. You're just going to sweat everything away anyway. I'm sure Dean will understand.

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  10. Ha ha...once again, your post was absolutely hilarious! Good luck with the trail running! You're going to love it!

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  11. I now have a vision of you running along carrying your portable toilet! I wonder if you could buy, I dunno, like 5 of them and stash them along the trail. You know, the way others stash water? :)

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  12. Trail running is a whole different game for sure! but its also a whole different sense of accomplishment and I'm super excited that you get to share that with Ultramarathon Man himself!! Again...wow those Abs!

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  13. Holy crapola! (No pun intended) You and Dean, BFFs. That is unbelieveable! I saw him at the San Francisco marathon expo and almost peed myself because I was so star struck. Yes, I am a total nerd. HAVE FUN with the Deanster. (I heard he likes to be called that BTW)

    (Okay, I made that up) ;-)

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  14. Oh, and one more thing. I just ran the SF half marathon in 1:47 and I see you ran that time before too! Does that mean WE are meant to be BFFs too?

    Just checking, because I think it is fate or something.

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  15. I received my necklace today from the give away you were doing that I won. Thank you so much, I love it! If you wanna look come on over I posted a picture today

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  16. i'm jealous of your running awesomeness...

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  17. Yeah, you're going to kill Dean K. If you don't, just trip him. No one will ever even assume it was you!

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  18. Go, Go!

    and congrats to the giveaway winners!

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  19. Oh shit, he IS hot; no matter how tall he is or isn't! You got this one!

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  20. Belated congrats on getting to run with DK! That's going to be so cool. You can regale him with your stories of Greece since he's Greek-American. They all love to hear that shit. :)

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  21. Oh man. You get to run with THAT hottie? I am all SORTS of jealous!

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  22. I want to run Magnolia! Well, problem is, I'm still broken from the Cleveland marathon a few months ago (sad story). Once my stupid ITB gets its act together, Magnolia is totally on my list of places to run. When you run it, let us know how it goes! I hear it's killer!

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