Sunday, April 17, 2016

I Shut Up and Ran

Yesterday, Saturday, was the perfect example of a a shut the hell up and run day.

I had slept awfully the night before (what is it with getting older and being restless and never sleeping through the night anymore?) I had been dealing with a couple of stressful issues weighing heavily and that probably factored in. I woke up to 30 degrees and rain (that was promising to turn into snow). I was planning to meet a friend for her first ever trail run (you know who you are) and Ken said, "You could just text her that you are canceling." 

WTF. Are you kidding me? How long has this man been married to me. No way do I cancel running. Shut Up and Run is my blog title for a reason. It is not Shut Up and Text To Cancel Running.

Tired? SUAR. Busy? SUAR. Hungover? SUAR. Have your period? SUAR. Don't feel like it? SUAR. Clearly, SUAR is the answer. I might make an exception if I was projectile vomiting only because that's socially awkward (or diarrhea - but traditionally that hasn't even held me back). Other than that, I'm in.

So, off we went. Do not ask what prompted me to wear shorts. It was warmer at my house than in the hills, that is my only excuse.

Before you ask (because I get tons of questions on this):
My hydration pack is the Hydra Quiver from Orange Mud
I am happy to represent as one of their new ambassadors!

We did 8 miles with about 1,200 feet of gain. We were literally the only ones out there with the exception of some fatso huge wild turkeys (if I had brought my gravy and mashed taters I might have slaughtered one right there) and some deer with a little baby. I am a sucker for "baby" anything. Baby-most-poisonous-snake-in-the-world? I love you.

As always I was glad I got out there. And my friend? She killed it. She is a 52 year old strong as hell runner. She will be doing the TransRockies with me this year (6 days - 120 miles). Bring it on. She was smart enough to dress for the weather.



And after a nap, many calories (egg/avocado/salad/birthday cake) and a glass of wine I have transformed and am headed out for the night. Because, well, I deserve it dammit.




Tell me about you run this weekend. 

Do you have more trouble sleeping the older you get?


SUAR


39 comments:

  1. Last night I just couldn't get to sleep. I turned 50 in September. Whatever. I got up at 5 am and did my scheduled 8 mile run. I felt fine. I was yawning over and over at Target afterwards. I am kicking my son off the xbox in a bit so I can take a nap (he is loud when multi-playing). Good jobs getting out there Beth, you are tough as hell!!

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  2. 10 mile run yesterday, mostly flat. Trying to dial in a good pace for my next half, which will be very flat, but couldn't seem to back the pace off. Still had a good run, but can't do that pace for 13.1 miles.

    Yes, trouble sleeping as I get older. Hip, back, and knee pain from running don't help matters any. Tried Tylenol PM, put it dehydrates me, so I won't use it the night before I run.

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  4. That looks like a really fun run! Minus the shorts/snow combo maybe. =)

    My daughter's senior prom is coming up. They are doing a masquerade theme. Your picture reminded me we still need to find her a mask!

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  5. Oh em gee, Beth...you are simply badass to the core. I'm a bit embarrassed to tell you about my silly little 10 mile run this morning in 50-ish temps, a clear blue sky, no breeze....I am certainly sticking this one in my back pocket so I can tell myself to SUAR when I'm lacking motivation. Thanks for always inspiring me!

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  6. Walks the walk of shame... I got in a measly, sluggish 4 miles because of jet lag yesterday. Due to perimenopause I go through periods (pun intended) of insomnia and that really messes with my running. I KNOW if I SUAR I will feel better, but getting out the door is the hardest!

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    1. Yes it is the hardest....but then you feel the bestest!

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  7. Way to get out there still!!!!!! I'm injured and calling the doc when they open up tomorrow! I pray it's nothing that'll keep me from training longer than 2 weeks at most!!!😳💩

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  8. Haven't commented on your bog before but I've been reading for a few months. Way to get out in this crazy CO weather! I was visiting a friend out towards Denver this weekend and enjoyed a sleety Saturday and snowy Sunday run - much more enjoyable to get pummeled with frozen rain/snow with a friend by your side :)

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  9. I don't want to rub it in but it was 80 glorious sunny degrees here in Chicago. No wind. Really, it was perfect. Pretty sure it will snow tomorrow.

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  10. Yes. Sleeping sucks as you get older, then talk to my wife about menopause. My run was 15, slow by your standards, 7:30 / K, but lovely warm weather, brilliant sunshine. I could go on. And SUAR is the answer!

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  11. I have been following for a bit now. I have a marathon in 4 weeks and had a terrible half last weekend (Including swearing at myself halfway through and puking 5 times during the race). After that I promised myself to do a redemption 20 this weekend. Didn't see the weather forecast until later in the week. I still made myself do it and couldn't be happier. I don't think I could have been wetter or colder had I jumped in a lake but I did it. I love your SUAR saying. Ps- You are a freaking riot and I find myself literally laughing out load while reading! :)

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    1. Redemption is so sweet. Congrats on the 20 miler...and thanks for reading.

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  12. Hot damn you're looking good in that dress! :) Makes me want to run in shorts in the snow if that's what it takes! ha! My run was in 75 degrees and Colorado like skies and sunshine. But it snowed earlier this week.

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  13. I got out and ran 6.3 miles before the snow hit. I'm in Wyoming so you got hit before us. I did wear long pants, though! Thank goodness we'll all be back in the 70s soon.

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  14. My run didn't happen because of the snow we got in Wyoming. I woke up at five to head down to Fort Collins for the Horsetooth Half, only to learn that all the roads leaving out of town were closed. It was SUCH a bummer. I will complain to anyone and everyone about it for the next month probably.

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  15. I'm very embarrassed to say I ran 15 on Saturday. Embarrassed because I bundled up like the Michelin Man (base layer and then wind/water proof stuff), and then when I was 2 miles into my "run," I noticed that there was a 5K/10K/half/full going on in Westminster, on the Big Dry Creek Trail, where I was also running. Guys in shorts and long-sleeve Ts, almost done with their FULL marathons. And here I am, wincing as the snain relentlessly poked my face, just like it was doing to them, only their legs, too. I was supposed to run 17, but I wimped out near the end. Also, I did a lot of stupid walking. While I despise the quality of the "run," I'm really glad I went out and did it.

    The sleeping (or lack thereof) - YES. I turned 45 in January. I thought our new super puffy, brand-name, badass bed we recently got was going to fix my issues. Nope. The bed is super comfy - awesome for reading before bed, and awesome for not wanting to get up when the alarm goes off - but other than that, no difference in actual sleep time between the new one, and the cheap knockoff we had before. I still sleep like shit.

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  17. I sloshed through a 10 mile run on Sunday. The Platte trail was mostly clear but massive puddles and slush soaked my feet in the first mile. I got snowed on and hailed on then as I finished up the sun came out. Ahhhh, Colorado in the spring. Good times. I hit 40 last year and yes, I've noticed sleeping is sometimes not as easy as it used to be.

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  19. My run this weekend was my was very first marathon!! Brighton Marathon in England and it was fantastic, completed in 4.09!

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    1. That is GREAT. Congrats. There is nothing like your first! Would you do another?

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    2. Oh yes! I've got a few triathlons lined up for this summer, (standard and half distances) but will definitely be applying for a place to do London in April 2017.

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    No one would even try it because we couldn't envision it 1) not chaffing, 2) not falling out of the pack if we leaned over, and 3) actually wanting to reach behind our shoulder to get a water bottle out when we're already tired.

    Do you have any comments on this?

    Thanks, lady and good job SUARunning! :)

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    Thanks, lady and good job SUARunning! :)

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