I don’t know why I love random shit so much. I suppose because it is all the small minutia of our lives that makes for one big hilarious party.
1. I hate the term “hump.” I realize in the context of the phrase “hump day” it simply means climbing over the proverbial mountain/middle of your week and getting closer to the weekend. But, “hump” always makes me think of dogs frantically mounting stuffed animals or other dogs and going to town. It seems a bit desperate. Other terms/phrases I hate:
- Phone tag
- LOL (even though I use it, sometimes it just fits)
- “At the end of the day…”
- Irregardless (because, people, this is not really a word! Use regardless!!)
- Methinks (although I rarely hear this one in real life)
- Lovemaking (better than “humping,” I suppose)
2. I am running a trail half marathon this weekend with Ken (the Ft. Collins Trail Half). I did this race last year for the first time (see race report HERE) and it quickly became one of my favorite races of all time even though it kicked my ass. I especially liked how it was a half marathon, but ended up being only 11.5 miles. Here’s a pic from last year (yes we do run up that hill in the background and 400 other hills):
3. My dad. If you have ever wondered where I get some of my crazy, you just have to look at this man. We had our typical family dinner on Sunday and decided to play the whipped cream game (no, this does not have anything to do with “hump” – that would just be weird). We did the thing where you spray whipped cream in your palm facing up, hit your wrist, the whipped cream flies into the air and then you catch it in your mouth. Only it hardly ever lands in your mouth. I caught my dad on slo-mo (not sure why he sounds like a cow, he does not usually sound that way). It’s only 17 secs. Just watch it HERE.
4. Socks Confusion. I don’t understand my running socks that have an L and an R on them for left and right foot. They fit the same even when I wear them on the “wrong” feet like today.
5. Consistency is Key. Did you know that the more consistent of a runner you are (meaning you don’t take huge breaks from running, you keep consistent mileage, etc), the better your overall performance will be? Knock on wood, I have been injury free for at least two years. This has allowed me to be consistent. Since August of last year (9 months ago!) I have been without fail running 30-35 miles per week. At times I throw in speed work, but not always. I have absolutely noticed that my running has not only gotten easier but I have gotten faster without even trying.
6. Caramel. If you have been reading this blog for awhile, you know the love affair I have with Stinger Waffles. They have gotten me through two Ironmans (Ironmen? Mice? Mices?) and countless other races. I am overjoyed that this new flavor is out (which I have yet to try).
7. I really want to re-do this blog. As in, make it into a more professional website on Wordpress like you guys do (keeping the Shut Up and Run name of course). There have been 2 barriers to this for me. First, I don’t know who I should have do it and secondly, cost. If you have any thoughts, let me know. Please. Methinks that at the end of the day this would be a good idea irregardless of the cost. <see what I did there??
Tell me one random thing about your week.
Least favorite word/phrase?
When’s your next race? Favorite race?