Friday, January 14, 2011

Shot Ski

What would I do without you guys? Seriously. Not only did you laugh at me licking myself like a cat, but you wanted pictures. Sorry, I can’t lick myself and take pictures at the same time.

You also gave me amazing, heartfelt and honest advice about my injury and “the Boston.”  I read every single comment. The consensus seems to be that it is too soon to tell what the injury will bring in regards to training and running in Boston, but that I need to at least try.

After yesterday morning, I talked to my doc. His exact words were, “As long as you remember that Boston is not going to be a PR for you, you will finish.”

I love him.

Some of you have mentioned  the book, The Long Run by Matt Long. Yes, I read his book last month and think of him often. If he can be run over a bus and made into hamburger and come back to run an Ironman, than I can heal too. However, he did not heal overnight and had to give up some pretty major goals (Boston being one of them) in the meantime. I know I will eventually get better and run pain free again. It just might not be in my time frame.

Yesterday, between some bouts of crying, I did my PT exercises and went to 90 minutes of Bikram Yoga in 105 degree heat. I’m a bit sore today, but am heading out for my 8 minutes. Maybe today it will feel slightly better. And, the next time even better.

I will also wash the dog because last night everyone kept thinking someone farted until we realized it was just how the dog smelled. Imagine going through life smelling like one big fart. No wonder he doesn’t have any friends.

I will also vacuum out my car because I have this really disgusting habit of only sucking on half of an Altoid before I spit it out on the floor. They just get too intense. I have half sucked mints all over the floor of my Explorer. Do you like Altoids? Can you take it all at once? (That’s what she asked.)

Tomorrow is a girls’ road trip to Breckenridge to celebrate Julie’s 40th birthday. Apparently there is something called a Shot Ski that we have to do. This is new to me, but I guess it involves multiple people doing shots off of a ski at the same time. How old am I? I learned what it was from a site called Dorm Guru. Later on today I might rush a sorority or at least lose my virginity while drinking Keystone Light.

Finally, I leave you with this video. I am the ultimate prankster, if you haven't already gathered that. Remember how I spiked those muffins with Ex-Lax? Therefore, I really should be the one at Target pulling this prank. This seriously made me laugh out loud (LOL!) many times.

Hoping shots don’t kill me,

SUAR

41 comments:

  1. That's what she asked...haha. I never fail to read this blog and die laughing. :)

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  2. Your weeked plans sound wonderful....lose your virginity...ha ha ha.
    I was going to chime in yesterday, but after reading seventy eleven comments I figured you didn't need my opinion and DARN you read them all and I was left out.

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  3. 1. Been reading a long time (since I lived in CO still) but I am catching up/ haven't commented in awhile- one day at a time! Good luck to you! The energy alone of Boston will probably get you a few miles.
    2. If you run Boston, I will be cheering and drinking along the route for you and many friends (live in Boston now, sadly about 35 minutes too slow to run a Boston).
    3. Shotski is a fun ski tradition. Just make sure you don't fill up one too many of the shot glasses and then flip the ski and spill a shot all over yourself and smell like Jager all night.

    Good luck on your run and on the shotski!

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  4. Hey my friend did a Shot Ski at Jack's at the base of Copper last week - she got up on the bar with 3 other people and downed a fruity shot.

    Have fun - and I laughed at the Target prank - I wonder how many people reported him?

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  5. You always have me laughing! That video was so great! I can't believe only one person asked him what was up!
    I have the same dog problem but think I'll make an appointment at the groomers. That's how lazy I am.
    I did the same thing as Heather and figured that you didn't need my advice. I'm no pro anyway, but I do think that "professionals" who give their opinion without knowing you and all your background are anything but professional. You are incredibly strong and you'll know what is best for you. You're awesome!

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  6. WOOT!! I just knew if I behaved myself while getting the kids ready for school today that something FANTASTIC would come my way!! That video will keep me smiling ALL day :-)

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  7. ingenious video ... am I going to get old and be that awesomely paranoid ... I think I'd be like that lady with the blue sweater near the plastic bins!

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  8. "Left, Right, Left, Right"
    Almost wet my pants (again) at work! That video was hilarious.

    Oh, Keystone Light... those were the good days.

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  9. Have a great weekend, Beth - I think it'll be the perfect couple days to get ya feeling Boston Better!! Remember, I ran Boston the most ill-trained I've EVER been and I survived. You will, too! All you gotta do is cross that finish line to get the medal - don't forget that. :)

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  10. Just ran across your blog. Love it! Shots and Keystone are the only way to go skiing!

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  11. So, my little sister is training for Boston this year. She's dealing with some IT band issues. After running the Ragnar Relay with me last weekend, her PT guy said she can't run again until February.

    Maybe you two will find each other and awkwardly hobble across the finish line together!

    Good luck!

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  12. Oh my gosh! It's high time you experienced the shot ski. Really though, it's never very pretty but everyone gets so drunk that it's OK.

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  13. I love Bikram yoga.

    Yoga is the best time to fart. Especially if you're doing some bent over pose where the person behind you is staring down your butt hole.

    Because if they laugh, they're ruining the yoga mood. BOOM.

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  14. I think I saw a shot ski on Three Sheets. You will be taking pictures, I trust?

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  15. Half-Sucked Altoids on the car floor...awesome!

    Yesterday I cleaned out my backpack b/c I take a PB&J with me to the coffee shop for my lunch and noticed I had tons of sandwich bags and paper towels in the bottom of my bag.

    The lady in blue with the plastic storage boxes was my favorite. Should I confront him? Should I not? Maybe just stare intently at him then walk over like I want another one!!!! LOL!!!!

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  16. hahahahahaha I was reading your blog over lunch and my boss walked past my desk, stopped dead, pointed at your pic in the bathing suit and undies and said 'what is that!?'.

    I want to pick up that book, sadly it's not a Kindle book yet but might be worth going to an actual bookstore to buy it.

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  17. My ski club has a shot ski for our Jager shots. One tip: try to line up with people of the same height as you or you might end up with more on your shirt than your mouth!

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  18. Altoids! Man,that takes me back to when I cared about how my breath smelled...around 1998.

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  19. I'm 28 and I can't handle shots. Running has thinned my blood... or something. HAVE FUN!

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  20. I totally know how you feel about coming back. As frustrating as it is to just run 8 minutes, I try to focus on how grateful I am to be able to run at all. It helps put it into perspective when I think how just a few months ago I would have given my right boob to be able to run a step!

    Also, Shot Skis=awesome. Have a great time!

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  21. The lady in the blue shirt is by far my favorite.

    Your doc is a wise man, no doubt!

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  22. Yeah, "Shot Ski" sounds like some Polish guy...
    Just found you through Athleta. I believe I will bookmark you and do some catching up. LOVE the video! OH-OH-OH, if you're going to rush a sorority, make it Alpha Chi Omega, so we can be "sisters", 'kay?

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  23. My hubbs would love if it lasted 8 minutes! What? What do you think I'm talking about....running of course.

    I hope you squeeze every wonderful moment out of your 8! ;-)

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  24. left right left right ha ha ha!!!! that made me laugh...lady in the blue is my fasvorite..cannot believe they dont say anything! just the one at the end is brave enough, I would have said something for sure!!!!

    Love you Doc..listen to HIM
    Goal is to finish...does not matter the time
    if you have to walk some so be it.
    better then not trying.

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  25. My youngest son Archimedes ate a whole tin of altoids out of my purse. He snuck them over time but I would catch him coughing and then realize he had nice breath :) I love the

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  26. Bikram... sure do miss it. Always the best stories from that studio. Not all related to wind-removing pose...

    Cleaning the car! What a great idea! I haven't done that in years. No sucked-on Altoids just a ton of busted Cheerios and cheesestick wrappers.

    Two stories I can't wait to hear... the next 8 minutes and the ShotSki night recap.

    Sounds like you've got the right doc!

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  27. i'm glad you and your doc are on the same page! dont worry about your PT :)

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  28. You, my friend, are HILAROUS!!! I'm so glad I found your blog! I love it!

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  29. Have fun this weekend. I'll be with the girls for a 50th birthday next weekend. Now that I have a college son I am up on some of the new drinks. Shot Skis were last year. Imagine my surprise when I found out my New Year drink party recipe taken from the traditional Southern Living Magazine, the "Pink Coctail" (pink lemonade concentrate, beer and vodka) is actually known as a "Pink Panty Dropper". After acting appropriately mortified and shocked and giving the best no drinking, respect girls speech I could come up with - I had to laugh. Parenting...

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  30. Hope your run went well today and you are in better spirits!

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  31. Who cares if you don't PR.. IT'S BOSTON!!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!

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  32. you should take lucky to bikram yoga...i bet that would smell good!!! cant wait until your 8 minutes turns into 8 miles then turns into you crossing the finish line in boston!

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  33. Thank you for my daily dose of Laughing Out Loud!! :)

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  34. That was funny! Boston is waiting for you; I know you will finish.

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  35. "the Boston", that's kinda like when George Bush called it, "the Google". Enough about you, go read my post. Good news.

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  36. Careful, keystone light is a known baby maker. Then again, no one gets pregnant their first time. Have fun at RUSH!

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  37. Hey chicky! Glad things are moving along. You'll do fine at the race as long as you don't push yourself (kinda hard with your competitive attitude). The video is like being in a foreign country and you feel like everyone speaking the local language are talking about you. LOL! Thanks for the laughs!

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  38. Have a great time with the girls!

    During fall break my sophomore year of college, my friends and I went to Wal-Mart and pulled a few pranks. We set the clock alarms in the electronics department so they would go off at five-minute intervals the next morning. We stuck boxes of condoms in Santa's belt and in a kid's backpack. Then, we dressed up in Halloween costumes. Great night!

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  39. We had a dinner party last night, and one of our dogs kept farting. Good times. At least yours can be washed.

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