Monday, January 10, 2011

The Queue

You guys rock. Thank you from my bottom for your kind and encouraging words today on the 8 minutes. You are right. My body has to adjust to the impact. It’s like learning to walk again. I can’t get discouraged. Must persevere!!

And, now, this is why I love my husband.

Last night we’re laying in bed. He asked me to stop doing something, can’t remember what, probably eating candy or talking incessantly about my injury or Athleta. I told him I wouldn’t stop, asked what he was gonna do? He says, “Fart! I’ve got one in the queue.”

The queue! As if it’s a long line in London or something.

I love him.

And, because you asked, here is a picture of my Raynaud’s infested foot. Happy? I also have a Morton's Toe (second toe is longer than the rest – very finger like – I can do amazing things with that toe). I know it doesn’t look that bad here, but you can see how it turns white with no circulation. This can happen to my whole foot. It sucks. As Kovas says, I do have all the cool ailments.

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Yay! Hood to Coast movie opens tomorrow. I have press passes through the Examiner to see the premier. I’ll probably be walking the red carpet like no one’s business. I ran the H2C back in ‘09 in the most unconventional way (like I do most things). I'll share that story and the movie review with you later this week. That was actually the year they filmed the movie, and I remember seeing the film crew and mooning them. Well, not really, but maybe I’ll be in the movie anyway.

You going to see the movie? Ever run a relay?

Going to pick my nose with that toe. Yes, I am just that flexible.

 

SUAR

41 comments:

  1. Are you going to pick your nose, WITH THAT TOE?? I, and the rest of your readers, would be very impressed.

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  2. Love the foot - Raynaud's sucks, doesn't it? No segway here - just an abrupt change of topic: when I was an undergraduate we lived in Idaho and we used to run the WSU 100K as a relay in costume - it was so much fun!! :)

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  3. I can't wait for your movie review. Unfortunately the closest location is in WA and it would take me an undetermined border line wait plus a two hour drive to get there. Not quite worth it. If I didn't have a kid I'd totally do the road trip...

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  4. What a funky foot issue. Is it deadly? Where the heck do you pick up these weird diseases?

    I can't wait to see Hood to Coast (and take part one day).

    You're husband is great. He's way nicer than me because I don't let anyone know when I have farts in MY queue.

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  5. wow!! I want to score press passes to that! Any tips?
    I think I have a mortons toe although I can only tell by the knuckle being higher up. I get a wicked nerve pain from the bottom of my forefoot that runs from between my big and second toe and goes up into my second toe like a frakkin dagger! I ran over a thousand miles barefoot and it shows up now....WTF!
    Wonky is one of my favorite words.
    It will get better :)

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  6. My dh uses 'wonky', never heard it 'til I met him.

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  7. Glad to hear you are running again!

    I'm about to take part in my first relay run this February!! I'm running with The Hope Express - we're covering 135 miles in 24 hours through the night from the Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, PA to Penn State for THON, the largest student run philanthropy in the world that raises money for pediatric cancer. We'll be awake for 24 hours straight starting Thursday, February 17th through Friday, February 18th. There are 16 of us, and each of us will run three 3-mile legs with all of us completing the final mile to THON. We'll be carrying with us letters from the children in the cancer wing at Hershey who cannot make it to Penn State for that weekend.

    It's an amazing cause - I could go on forever telling you about it! ;)

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  8. You guys and your fart talk. Crack me up.

    I'm going to see Hood to Coast tomorrow night. I'm also hoping to run my first relay (Madison to Chicago) this summer. Can't wait to hear your stories!

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  9. My last two toes on either foot can go numb instantly in the cold, kinda sucks.
    I remember one instance on my way to class on the train, taking off my boot and warming my foot because my toes hurt so bad from the cold.
    I bet I looked mighty fine to all the men on the train when I pulled that trick.
    And my loving man farts like he has an orchestra hanging out between the cheeks.
    Gawd bless 'em

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  10. Ahhh...the gas we pass! LOL. If I only had a dollar for every poop/fart conversation that goes on in this house. And yes...farts are often used as threats sometimes.

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  11. I really want to see Hood to Coast, I grew up in Portland and that race is on my bucket list!

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  12. You are my sister, or aunt, or just bloggie buddy b/c this post I could just copy and paste.

    I told Karen that I have them lined up if she keeps up whatever it is I am finding annoying at that time.

    I too suffer from Raynaud's and not just in my foot but also my hands. The worst part is when the blood comes back and it is all tingly.....ugh!

    And I am going to H2C tomorrow for free as I won two tickets from a blog. I am going to where my Runner shirt down the red carpet and then change into my 26.2 Eat, Sleep, Run shirt at intermission for when I leave the show. You know how all the fancy schmancy superstars do.


    And seriously so happy for you for the 8 minutes. That is just great and I don't give a flying f*ck how you felt (wonky?) but the fact of the matter is that you did it. Tomorrow will be better and the day after that will be better than that and then they will keep on rolling downhill until you are at Heartbreak Hill and thinking back on these first 8 minutes.

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  13. Ok...that is so dang funny. What a courteous guy. I don't think any that I know give fair warning. Consider yourself blessed. I have never heard of Raynauds, but I hope everything is ok!?!? yikes!

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  14. I'm taking my wife to see HTC tomorrow night. Can't wait to see it!

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  15. That seems awesome ... I would love the see the H2C movie ... and tell everyone I know some one in it!

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  16. Will be anxious to hear your review of H2C. It would be fun to be a part of a relay, especially for a good cause, like Allie mentions above.

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  17. Of course I will go see HTC!
    I won tickets through Runners World best race ever contest AND tomorrow is my birthday!
    what a great gift for me to go see that movie!

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  18. That's sweet of your husband to warn you like that.. :) That movie looks awesome!

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  19. Now we just need the story behind the frostbite! At least your feet aren't purple! That movie looks great! I've done the Wastach Back Ragnar Relay twice. It's my very favorite race ever! Can't wait to hear the unconventional way that you ran it!

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  20. I missed your 8-minute debut blog? Argh, I can't keep up. Sorry. Email me and let me know how it went, if you get a microsecond! Don't get discouraged - NO MATTER WHAT!! You are way stronger than anyone I know!

    I ran the CO relay, it was a blast. Not sure I'd ever do it again, though...took me for freaking ever to recover....but I did do Pikes Peak the weekend after, maybe that had something to do with it?!?!

    HUGS!!

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  21. I just your 8 min. post, can't believe I missed that one, congrats! Loved the way you planned out that LONG workout!
    Take it easy on yourself. I felt odd and out of sorts the first few times I ran after water running but it all clicks after just a few times. Give yourself some time!

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  22. There might be a queue but there's always one or two who will try to jump ahead. And, then, there's the domino effect - when the one at the back of the queue pushes ahead and all of the others topple.
    Good man!

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  23. I swear... you have the craziest diseases!!!! I have a foot phobia haha They are seriously disgusting!!! haha

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  24. Look at the Kate with the "is it deadly?" comment, damn us San Diegans are funny. I want to do a Ragnar relay with a bunch of us Bloggers.

    In fact, Beth, I elect you as Team Captain so if you could just get on that.

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  25. I had a friend in college who would bite his own toenails.

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  26. No movie for me, the closet theater is like a thousand miles away! We have a cross state relay here in the mitten state.

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  27. I've been following your for a little bit now and love reading your blog. Congrats on graduating to 8 mins AND Athleta :-) Please settle the debate in my head... How do you pronounce 'queue'? Cue? Qway? Cue-you?

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  28. i have horrible raynauds in my fingers, toes and nose. it's so painful i can't really eat anything cold or it triggers it. sucks.

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  29. The Wild West Relay was one of the funnest things I have done running. Fort Collins to Steamboat Springs (just shy of 200 miles), 36 sections (about 6 miles each), 12 runners. I am now a fan. If I ever do it again, I think I will run on a 6X6 team (6 runners, with 6 legs each). Ends up being a short ultra (about 32 miles each, just not in a row, over about 30 hours). Surreal and amazing.

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  30. Hubs has Raynaud's in his hands - no fun at all!

    A fart in the queue... I love it!!!

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  31. Erica - I think it is "cue", but I won't laugh at you if you say "qway."

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  32. Raynaud's is pretty common, I think, at least I know lots of my ultrarunning friends who get the white frozen hands and toes. Mine, oddly enough, usually doesn't occur until I'm done with my run, and in somewhere warm or getting ready to hit the shower.

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  33. My 2nd toe is longer than my big toe, too!

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  34. Awesomeness. My second toe is longer too. Must be a cool people thing.

    Please report back on the movie. I won't be seeing it since all the theaters showing it are 2 hours away. I hate where I live and will leave as soon as possible.

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  35. The BF has Raynaud's, I've got Morton's Toe (and YOU were the one who put a name to it, I always just thought it was loooong), and we've both got a lot of farts in the queue. We're queueing them up! That fart was queued (cute). Ok, that's enough. Oooh, and I was just invited to the movie, I'll be seeing it tonight. I'll look for your cameo!

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  36. im going to go see the movie as long as the weather holds up! stupid snow!

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  37. I am excited to hear about your H2C experience! I am seeing it tonight with my new running group! I hope they ask me to join their relay team for Madison to Chicago!

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  38. Can't wait to hear your H2C story! I captained a team last year. We didn't get in this year, sad. Our theaters are all sold out and I totally forgot about the premier until Friday. All of PDX metro will be there. Or something. =P

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  39. I'm sad to have missed the movie, but when I remembered about it at the last minute my husband said "It'll be on Netflix eventually" and we JUST got back from Ragnar, so watching that now might have been evil.
    Lindsay from Chasing the Kenyans stayed with us the night after Ragnar and saw your SUAR sticker on my daughter's laptop. She got MVP for XC this year - beat out the high school girls and she's just an 8th grader. Very proud mama over here! Tell your son it can be done...

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