Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Cliff Hanger

I loved this comment left on my last post: image

This time in my life could be a Lifetime movie called, “Ironman Diaries: Pain, Suffering and Ecstasy to the Finish” or something dumb like that. By the way – my favorite Lifetime movie title of all time? My Stepson, My Lover. 

Here is the update on my back because I know the suspense has kept you awake for the past three nights and you all need some rest, dammit.

PT Bob thinks that a tweak I made to my bike seat plus the cold morning air was to blame for my back seizing up after Saturday’s 30 mile ride. He did some therapeutic ultrasound and cortisone cream on my sacrum (sounds dirty, it wasn’t) and showed me some stretches to do. He promised me this would not happen on race day. I am not sure how he knows that, but I decided to believe him because it made me feel better.  He did not think this back problem was the universe punishing me for overflowing the toilet at the pool the other day (and not fessing up).

After getting rubbed, I got on the bike for a short spin and did about 1,500 yards in the pool. The back is tight, but manageable. YES!!!!!!  How does it look accentuated by frozen peas?

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Yes, Levis are still in style when you are 46.

I am now in a good mood again. Funny how when you can’t train and you are injured you are pissy as hell, then the minute it turns the corner, all is right with the world.

Okay, now I have to tell you what I saw on my bike ride today. I was on a sort of busy road (not highway, but busy enough to have a line down the middle). I saw a runner coming towards me. It appeared she was wearing running capris and a sports bra. As I passed her, I realized she was wearing running capris and a bra-bra, as in a real life everyday bra from somewhere like Victoria’s Secret.  And, it was not as if she was built like me, the President of the Itty Bitty Titty Committee. Oh, no. She was endowed. Can’t say I’d seen this before. You?

Off to watch the Biggest Loser. Will you be tuning in tonight? What do you think of how things have started out? I like the people this time around and somehow it seems less full of drama and more focused on why the people are there. To get healthy! I wonder if they will do the marathon this season. Please! Also, did you know the Biggest Loser is now putting on half marathons in six cities?

SUAR

57 comments:

  1. Damn it. I am moving to Colorado to ride my bike where you ride yours. Your scenery seems so much better than what I get to see which lately has been 275 miles of Jeff's ass. You Win!

    I think you just invented the Phong or the P-Thong or something like that. It can be sold to cyclists so they can use that instead of an ice bath.

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    1. Yes, you would have liked the scenery today. What's Jeff's ass like?

      Pea-thong!

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  2. I just got back from Vegas, and yes, Beth...I have to say I saw THAT amongst other eye popping things. Apparently, I live a very sheltered (and covered up) life.

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  3. Ha! Reminds of the Seinfeld episode where Elaine buys her old roommate a bra so that she'll actually wear one. She ends up wearing it as a top. Good stuff. But, hey, like they say...if you got 'em, flaunt 'em.

    Glad your back is feeling better!

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  4. Ahhh Bethie, I leave for a couple days and you fall apart!! Frozen pea yourself back together and let's (as in "you") get this thing DONE! - we have some trail running to do together for heaven's sake!!

    (I chuckled at your "PT Bob"..I had a PT Bob, too, who reassured me I'd be fine for Leadville when I busted my rib 2 weeks before the race. And you know my outcome.... :))

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  5. Damn it.......wish you had been able to snap a pic of well-endowed Wendy.

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  6. I think the only place I've seen something like that was in college...Other than that? Nope!

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  7. OMG, we were talking about this at my running group this morning!! A local lady wears a bra like this to races! You may see her one of these days, she races a lot around here. Just a tip - if it has hooks in the back, it is NOT a top!
    Glad your back is feeling better! That is great news!

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  8. OMG, we were talking about this at my running group this morning!! A local lady wears a bra like this to races! You may see her one of these days, she races a lot around here. Just a tip - if it has hooks in the back, it is NOT a top!
    Glad your back is feeling better! That is great news!

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  9. That's crazy!! One - why would you do that!? but TWO - how is that even comfortable???? Especially if you are well endowed! Just sounds painful to me!

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  10. I'm pretty sure you already saw the biggest loser. She was the one running down the road in the regular bra, duh! Who does that?

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  11. Hey! Now we're talking POOPs and 'PEA's! Woot!

    I feel like you & I could be friends and communicate no problem. Since I'm constantly surrounding by penises, I feel like that stuff is all I ever talk about anymore. Ever listened to your husband boast about his "power dump" during an entire three hour ride on a Sunday? Welcome to my life. Awesomeness. I feel like I could sign autographs.

    Sarah
    www.thinfluenced.com

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  12. YAY FOR YOUR BACK!!!! I'm so happy it's healing!

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  13. Hurray for your back! And yes, I saw a woman running in her real bra. I know her. She is a die-hard runner and apparently forgot a top when planning to run from work or something. CRAZY. I think I'd just skip the run. I'm not Betty Bimbo over here, but I have too much for all that!

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  14. Yay!! Glad to hear you are healing, and feeling better : )

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  15. Sadly, I haven't tuned into the Biggest Loser this season. Always a great show though. So GLAD to hear that your back is doing well. I've experienced the same thing while training too. Damn that low back of ours.

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  16. Rocking the peas!! Glad all is good in the world! The countdown continues........

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  17. Glad you turned the corner! I have to admire the confidence of the bra jogger. I have enough up there that I never feel comfortable in anything but a heavy duty bra and full t shirt. Wish i could get away with just a bra.

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  18. Oh happy day!! So glad to hear it. I must say I have never seen anything like what you saw. Very, very odd and why sweat all over a perfectly good bra? I actually did tune in to the BL and I was surprised by how little drama there was. Amen! I may actually watch more of it this year.

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  19. Are you sure she was running for fitness and not doing a high-speed walk of shame? :-)
    Glad to hear you're on the mend!

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  20. I'm baffled by the bra. I mean, you're pretty close to Boulder where weird things happen, but still. Chock that up as one for the "things that make you go hmmm" category!

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  21. Only you could manage to look hot with a bag of peas down your pants.

    Some of those sports bras are beginning to look a lot like regular bras ... but I guess whatever works for her! Can you picture the conversation?

    "I was going to run but I don't have any sports bras with me."
    "SHUT UP AND RUN!!!"

    And so she did. :)

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  22. Glad the back is better.

    I love your blog. Jaw-dropping news all the time.

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  23. Thank GOODNESS! So glad you're back in action (punny!).

    Once I forgot my sports bra but was determined to still do my run. 4 short miles later and in chafe city like you wouldn't believe. NEVER AGAIN.

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  24. As a well endowed woman, can I just say OWW! Even wearing cheap sports bras makes my chest sore after a run.

    Glad your back is feeling better and you are totally rocking those peas!

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  25. Thank you for the update! Happy to hear you're back training :)

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  26. Three days before my first half marathon I smacked my lawnmower into my ankle. My reaction was similar to what you describe, lots of worry that I wouldn't be able to race. As I sit there wrapped in frozen peas and self pity, my 8 year old daughter got revenge for all those times I tell her to toughen up and she said "whining enough, daddy?"

    I got better and my ankle felt perfect on race day, as I'm sure your back will perform for you as well.

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  27. Ha!! Sounds like someone else's back will be hurting after their run too!! I ran the Biggest-Loser half this past spring when it came near my city.

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  28. The contestants are likable and I love that the weigh-ins go faster with less suspense, but I'm hating that it's only an hour long. Oh, and I think they spend too much time on Ruben. And, Dolvett is kinda creepy...

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  29. Wearing a regular bra when running/working out is totally normal here in Australia, and I think it's so strange! I noticed it the first time I went running here (we moved to Sydney from Atlanta,) and I just can't get over it. Even in my yoga classes...all normal bras.

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  30. I am a card carrying member of the Itty Bitty club and couldn't even imagine running without a running bra on! No one want's to see the girls running loose. I hope it wasn't an under-wire bra she was wearing and it had at least a little support.

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  31. I personally prefer "Mother May I Sleep with Danger" starring Tori Spelling.

    I hope you get better!

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  32. Good thing you have a tiny butt! I'm too well endowed to stuff a bag of frozen peas down my pants.
    I'm not worried, you're gonna Ironman, no doubt! Thanks for inspirin'

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  33. I bet you it's a breast cancer awareness thing to run in a regular bra.

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  34. Just catching up on my blog reading. Hope you are doing well!

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  35. I hope your back is feeling a bit better. I,too, am dealing with back pain at the moment. I have a 35k on 11/2. I'm hoping we both have pain free events. And, btw, don't mow the lawn like I did. Bad things can happen. Hoping you heal fast!

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  36. Man, running in a regular bra, especially if well-endowed, is just asking for all sorts of sag.

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