I may fart a bit (understatement) and have to take the occasional dump in the bushes, but sometimes people still want to run with me. One of life’s greatest gifts is a long run with a good friend. I said “good friend.” Not some skank who gets on your nerves.
A friend who does not judge you when you stop ten times to get that rock out of your shoe. A friend who listens for 58 straight minutes while you unload about the happenings of your life (well, they do say you should be running your long runs at a conversational pace and I take that very seriously). A friend who only asks that she not be downwind when you let those ginormous farts rip. A friend who obliges without question when you ask her to take multiple pictures of you for some stupid ass blog.
Those are not weights on my wrist, just rolled down arm warmers. You like the big breast shaped mountain in the background?
Like my new shirt? Ever heard of Team Marathon Bar? They have asked me to be an honorary member at the Denver Rock ‘n Roll in a couple of weeks. I’ve never been an honorary member of anything, so this is making me feel all honorary or something. I have lots more to tell you about Team Marathon and will do so next week with an awesome giveaway. Hope you like Marathon Bars. What’s not to like, right?
J and I ran 12 miles on the dirt/back roads of Boulder County. It was a glorious morning with temps starting in the 50s and reaching well into the 70s by the time we were done.
In two weeks I will be pacing J at the Denver Rock ‘n Roll Half as she smashes her goal to break two hours. Can she do it? Shit yeah. This is the same friend who ran her first half two years ago and her first marathon exactly one year ago. She has come so far. She also blow dries her pubic hair but I already spoke of that in a prior post. Sorry you missed it.
I love this picture at the Colorado Marathon last year. She is steps from the finish line of her first marathon and is literally flying.
Today’s run was surprisingly crap-free and void of drama. No rushing dogs, snakes, weather changes or medical emergencies. I’ll take it!
Do you prefer to do long runs with friends, your spouse/partner, or solo? I LOVE my solo runs, but sometimes really enjoy the company of a good friend.
What’s your favorite energy/protein bar? I actually like all of them except those PURE PROTEIN ones that contain sugar alcohols and give you the runs. My fave is probably Luna’s chocolate chip cookie dough.
Have you ever been paced in a race? Did you meet your goal? I have never been paced, except by that paper pace band on my wrist.