Wednesday, July 2, 2014

In Your Pants and An 18 Mile Run Tonight

Confession. I am not an LOL’er.  And, I hate the acronym LOL.

You know how some people are always laughing out loud really hard (LOLRH)? That is not me. It actually takes me quite a bit to really LOL (although any fart will make me do it stat).

For some reason, these are two things that made me LOL today. This little game:

I'll start. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight in Your Pants. At the end of the day I may announce a winner. It's on.

Mine is “What Alice Forgot IN YOUR PANTS.”

The other one was:Photo: Yep. -rfe

For some reason calling a wasp a “dick” made my day. They really are purposeless dicks if you think about it.

I woke up quite tired, and I am not sure why. Oh yeah. Maybe it is from a 9 hour workout on Sunday?? Perhaps?? And the fact that my period started while I was walking Heidi this morning?

I need to LOL today because tonight at 5:00 p.m. when it is about 90 degrees I will be starting an 18 mile run. Yes, just starting an 18 mile run. Why would anyone do this, you ask? Well, my coaches are making me do it because it will simulate running long in the heat on race day. Plus, we will be running the Ironman course. All in all, good practice, I suppose. 

However, I don’t do super well finishing runs at 9:00 p.m. because then I am all hungry and wound up and can’t sleep because my legs want to fall off.

By the way, one of our Fast Forward coaches gave some great recovery tips for sore legs:

  • Wear compression socks.
  • Ice baths do wonders to reduce inflammation, and are best done directly after long/hard workouts. Many people ask “how cold?” It turns out just sitting in cool water (what comes out of the tap) gives you about 90% of the benefit of sitting in true ice water (with ice cubes) so I would suggest, for comfort sake, just sit in cool water out of the tap for 15 minutes.
  • Another way to help flush your legs is to lie on the floor with your legs straight up a wall for about 15 minutes, or until your feet go numb, whichever happens first.

So, at 9 p.m. tonight think of me while I am lying on the floor with my legs straight up on the wall while eating a burrito, drinking wine and watching the Real Housewives. I think this is also what you are supposed to do when you are trying to get pregnant, right? Like after you have sex you put your legs up on the wall?

Or, I might just do this:

 

What book are you reading IN YOUR PANTS?

What is your favorite time of day to run? Mine is first thing in the morning after a cup of coffee. Definitely not at 5pm in June. The last time we had an evening run (15 miles last week) I had to poop by mile 3. It’s hard to eat normal food all day then go run.

SUAR

77 comments:

  1. I am definitely an LOL'er, and oddly enough, many times I'm usually LOLing at myself. I have to say, sometimes I can be damn funny. :)

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  2. If only I was reading Moby Dick right now...

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    1. OK, I did have to LOL at that one.

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    2. if you think of it too long (twss), it becomes a little disturbing - ya know, considering he was a whale. ick.

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  3. the paleo athlete in your pants.. or beyond training in your pants

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  4. All Fall Down in Your Pants...Or, if you include the book I'm reading to my girls at night, Mary Poppins in Your Pants (I guess she is a rather naughty nanny...).

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  5. Omg! That girl. How does she do that? You should pose like that as your hubby walks in the door. Although I bet it encourages flatulence.

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    1. having a hard time seeing past the dirty feet...

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  6. I feel your pain! I did 11 miles on Saturday at 6pm in 90* heat, and I've got 14 miles on tap for tomorrow at 7pm when it will still be 90* (have to get my long run in early bc of ...vacation!).

    Don't LOL at the legs up on the wall thing! I've done it before and it feels GOOD! :)

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  7. No Easy Day In Your Pants. Hahaha probably not appropriate since it's a serious topic. Killing Bin Laden and all.
    And you make me LOL all the time!!!!

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  8. Truth and Beauty in your pants :) OK that photo is crazy. I'm thinking photoshop...looks like there's a strap around her butt holding her up. Not that I could do that even if a strap and three people were holding me up...but yeah :)

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  9. "Reached In Your Pants" that's awesome! When I LOL, I REALLY LOL. But the majority of the time I'm pretending that what someone said was funny and LOL-ing, even though I don't mean it. Are you with me?

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  10. Born to Run In Your Pants

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  11. If you do that yoga pose I want photos!!! Seriously...18 miles at the end of my day...in Florida...I'd probably just throw myself off my balcony. I love my early morning runs.

    But alas this is why you are a rock star and I mere mortal of a runner.

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  12. I'm a morning run person although during winter, I don't want an afternoon jaunt. I just typed jaunt. HA!

    This morning, however, it was 75 at 8 am and that is just not normal in Central Oregon. I know you'll crush your run today but good lawd almighty!

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  13. And The Mountains Echoed....In My Pants. (Great book, by the way!)
    Not sure if it's my favorite, but I've grown accustomed to running at 6am. Love having a run done early, and coffee tastes SO GOOD after!

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  14. The Shadow Rising In My Pants... Um, yeah......

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  15. Inferno ... In My Pants. :-)

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  16. The Longest Race In Your Pants. So far, it sounds uncomfortable.

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  17. The Snowball: (Warren Buffett and the Business of Life) in your pants. Favorite time to run is first thing in the morning.

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  18. The Holy Bible in your pants and The Stone child in your pants. Thanks for the recovery tips. I tried the legs up a wall after my long run and it felt great until it didn't. I do think it helped with recovery.

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  19. The Men Who United the States in your pants. Have to run first thing, or my stomach has a problem. Also, I'm in Dallas, and if you don't run in the dark in the summer, you're likely to melt into the pavement.

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  20. Carry On Warrior IN YOUR PANTS

    I'm a first thing in the morning runner - but mainly because that's when my small kids are asleep and the only time I can run without pushing a stroller ;) Although running first thing makes me a total puss in the heat of the rest of the day

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  21. My best friend and I played this game, only we used the church hymnal and "in a bathtub." (i.e. Near the Cross in a bathtub) A bit sacrilegious (okay, maybe a LOT!), especially during church, but that's what teenagers do!

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  22. If You Find Me... In Your Pants. This is my new favorite game. Also, I have to poop by mile 3 on 95% of runs, so you are not alone. I mean, I hope you are alone while pooping, but you know what I mean.

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  23. We Are All Beside Ourselves...In Your Pants. I love that bee/wasp explanation. I am still LOLing. (Or, really, LingOL) Ahem.

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  24. Fifty Shades of Grey In Your Pants!
    As for favorite time to run, gotta be early morning, especially in the summer. I can not run when the sun is out - hate it! I am impressed by the heat you endure. 6 a.m. is my favorite, best time. During the week I have to go at 5 a.m. sometimes, and that is too early. But 6 a.m. is nice - even better when I can go, come home, shower and have coffee all before hubby or kids wake up!

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  25. The Burgess Boys In Your Pants! I'm having a party!! Because I live in SoFla it's early in the morning. I'm planning my first night race next month and now you're telling me evening runs have their own poop issues. Crushed.

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  26. And Then There Were None in Your Pants. Thanks for the giggle. I love running in the morning but will tough out an evening run when necessary to cross it off the training plan.

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  27. My favorite time of day to run ... early morning as the sun is rising, or late at night if I'm with a group.

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  28. I did ONE late-day 20 miler. In August. I almost died. It was the worst thing ever. Please survive.

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  29. The Chamber of Secrets in Your Pants! :) Harry Potter's at it again! I love to run in the early morning the best, but I'm often just too lazy to run before noon. (I have a flexible work schedule.)

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  30. The Signature of All Things in your pants :)

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  31. I prefer to run earlier. That way my run is done & I don't have to think about it for the rest of the day

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  32. Awaken the Giant Within (In) Your Pants. Oh dear.

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  33. I am reading The Gifts Of Imperfection In Your Pants. HA!

    Though I only do it on the weekends, my favorite time to run is in the morning.

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  34. Oh boy. I'm reading Perv In Your Pants.

    My favorite run time is in the morning, though with work schedules, I can sometimes only get that on the weekends. Unless I get up at 4:30… which doesn't always happen.

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  35. Too good not to share: Baby Boom in your pants.

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  36. Good luck with that run. I can't even think of doing 3 miles at night.

    Book I'm reviewing right now: "Custom Confections Delicious Desserts You Can Create and Enjoy IN YOUR PANTS"

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    1. This one made made me laugh! Much better than Freakonomics in Your Pants.

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  37. Favourite run time: Early morning
    Book: Perfect in you pants.

    Good luck with the run. Want to hear about it. Also, thanks for the tips on recovery. My legs are so sore these days. Post spring marathon training!

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  38. A Song of Ice and Fire in your pants. Ouch!

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  39. Sarah's Key in Your Pants! I have no idea how it got there, or how I'm getting it out, but...I shall try.
    Favorite run time is about 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m., after coffee and poo, after a warm-up walk with the dog (he's too tiny to run) and after I catch up on what the weather will be like.
    I love a mid-day run in the fall, when the air is crisp, around noon.

    Amy P. Philly Runner

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  40. The Calorie Myth In Your Pants.

    Damn, that's just mean!

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  41. The Beach In Your Pants :)

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  42. Fat Chance In Your Pants

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  43. BAHAHA the picture says "Conceive Easy" on the bottom corner. In that position, who wouldn't?

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  44. Nothing to Envy in your pants :-)

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  45. Wild In Your Pants.....and I'll take a "LOL" over a "HaHa" any day!

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  46. Bahahaha! I also find the wasp being a dick LOL-worthy.

    A light between oceans in your pants <- not nearly as funny as yours.

    But the other book on my nightstand "Euphoria in your pants." That's what I'm talkin' about!

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  47. Daring Greatly In Your Pants.

    Well then...

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  48. Currently reading The Big Fat Surprise In Your Pants!

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  49. Hi, I would love to comment but... Could anyone explain to me what 'in your pants' mean?

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    1. Nothing to explain. It literally just means in your pants and sounds funny when you put a book title in front of it for some reason.

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    2. OK, Thanks for the 'explanation' Beth. Then here it comes, I'm reading A Life without Limits in your Pants by Chrissie Wellington (good reading)... and Fifty Shades Darker in your Pants -or should I say in 'his' in this case? ;)
      I'm much much better runner early in the morning when I come back from dropping the kids off at school!

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  50. The Painter ..in your pants

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  51. WTF to OMG in your pants. by Jennifer Sparks. You would like it, I think. I've just started.

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  52. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance in Your Pants. Well that's just weird.
    A physio at a sports med clinic told me to get more bang for your buck with ice baths do three cycles of 2 minutes in the ice water then 2 minutes out. It sucks to have to get back in again but apparently does a better job of flushing the legs out.

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  53. Vacationers in your pants. Hmmm.

    Morning runner, hands down. By the end of the day, I'm too tired to anything but drink wine and put my feet up.

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  54. The One and Only... in your pants.

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  55. "The Duke's Tattoo in your pants". I love to run in the late afternoon during spring, winter and fall but in the summer, I have to be out early. NW Arkansas gets hot but worse, it is humid! BTW, just found your blog and have spent so much time reading already. Thank heavens for a paid holiday to be used to such good use.

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  56. One hundred years of solitude in your pants ... pretty accurate for someone who is single forever :)

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  57. The Secret Garden in your pants! (I'm listening to the audio book with my kiddos in the car...ha, sadly its relatively true!)

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  58. That last picture cracked me up :)

    My last book : Mr. Zidderdeedee in your pants.

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  60. hullo! I have never commented on your blog before but I have taken a crap on Chicago's lakefront during a long run once because all the bathrooms were locked for winter. I don't think I anyone saw me. Except the dog. Anyway, I had a running situation today that I wanted to share with you in order to turn my embarrassment into comedy for others. I am leading the 9:30 pace group for a training club and today was my first time as the only group leader. I was a little nervous and a little excited--can I keep the pace steady? Will I sufficiently entertain people with my charming stories? Our training season just started 3 weeks ago and we still have new people trickling in, so I had three new people in my group. I kept pace and conversation going and at the end of the 11 mile run was feeling AWESOME. Until I looked down and saw that my tampon had leaked and mixed with sweat and gotten *all over* my white shorts. Like in a giant six inch bullseye ring centered around my crotch. Oh, did I mention that one of the newbies is a devout Muslim dude? I'm sure everyone in the pace group was watching my crotch bullseye bloom for 11 miles. And nobody said a thing about it. Is it because they are kind people or because they were mortified? Is period blood as religiously offensive in Islam as in Judaism? Was this an awkward faux-pas or a religiously offensive situation? Will anyone come back next week? Episode to be continued. . .

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  61. I'm reading The Last Letter from Your Lover In Your Pants. Ha! The last one I read was One Plus One In Your Pants.....sounds crowded! :)

    I prefer to run about 10am but now that it's summer and my kids are home, my schedule is all out of whack. Which is probably why I'm a total slacker all summer after I do the Seattle RnR...because I never have time to train! I was thinking that I wanted to start trying to do some triathalon training but I went for a ride last week (on a new bike that I have borrowed from a friend) and it because quickly apparent that I need a different seat. OUCH. Hoo boy, do I need a different seat. Or maybe I should stick to running.

    On a more personal note - and by all means, tell me to MYOB but you *did* mention it above - I was just going to ask you about your periods. If they were still regular, normal, etc. with all the training you're doing. Like a previous commenter, I too am just a mere moral runner and can only manage to drag thru 13.1 miles but somehow this past year my cycles have been ALL screwed up. Just curious if you'd had any adverse effects in that area.

    And on that TMI note, I'm done. Sorry.

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  62. I realized that although I've watched and heard multiple movies/TV specials/TV and movie-derivations/songs/etc, I had never read the original source material as a child, so I'm reading it now:

    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland in Your Pants

    I'm also reading The Interestings in Your Pants

    I can shorter distances after the workday is over, but I always run longer in the mornings

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  63. Well, I just finished 'The Red Queen' In Your Pants! Definitely LOL'd there! Now, I'm reading 'The Other Queen' In Your Pants. Both are pretty awesome, if I do say so myself!
    And running. In Oklahoma, in July, you run early. Sunrise early. It is so hot and humid here, gotta get your run in when it's at least a little cooler.

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