I ran 9 miles today in 1:17 (8:36 average). I didn’t want to. Probably because I’m on week 13 of my 16 week marathon training plan and I’m a little burned out. Myself and I agreed that I wouldn’t think too much about it beforehand and how I didn’t want to go. I just went. “Git ‘er done,” my white trash self said.
Post run, when the guy at Starbucks asked me how far I went, I said, “Only 9 miles.” I said "only” because this seems short in comparison to some training runs. His eyes bugged out. “ONLY NINE MILES?” Then it occurred to me that we runners are a rare breed. We lose sight of the fact that most of the population cannot run a mile (did you see the Biggest Loser last night? Lordy). We need to pat our selves on the back a bit more for getting it done (or gittering ‘er done).
Thoughts of skydiving and plunging to my death kept me up last night. I hope I can do it. I am terrified. Ken said I won’t die. He promised me, in fact. I hope he’s right. My children hope he’s right too.
The awesome Mr. Kovas at Midwest Multisport Life tagged me to write 10 random things about myself. I love this game! There is so much random about me. That’s what happens when you have no true career path or vision for your life. When you are open to anything and everything. You end up having all sorts of weird things happen. Trifles you could say. I actually wrote a list of 43 random things about me on my 43rd birthday in February, so visit HERE if you want the full list. But for now…
- I put Ex-Lax in the muffins at a staff meeting in 1991
- I used to deal blackjack
- I once threw my own pee on a boy who made me mad (8th grade)
- I went to high school in Athens, Greece
- I've been swimming in the Dead Sea
- I went to high school with Greg Kinnear (in Greece)
- My great uncle was one of the first men on the moon
- I almost drowned when I was 23 years old
- I got kicked out of hula class in 7th grade for having a potty mouth
- My first boyfriend had the last name Hickenbottom
Don’t you wish you knew me in 8th grade and made me mad? Don’t you wish you were at that staff meeting?
Just think: I could Mrs. Beth Hickenbottom. How appropriate.
Aren’t you glad I didn’t drown? What would you be reading right now if I did? I’m convinced I won’t die from drowning or skydiving.
Okay folks. I am tagging the first five people who commented on my last post:
- Goose at the Whole Half Marathon
- Jill at Run with Jill
- Aimee at I Tri To Be Me
- Runner’s Fuel
- Andrew at Running Man Wannabe
Have fun with this. I did.