Internets, meet my mother-in-law and race day partner-in-crime, Carolyn! Carolyn has been to pretty much all of my races (missing maybe one 5k) and has been incredible in rolling with the logistical punches that can surround racing. At packet pickup, for example, for some reason the ramp we ended up parking in was bumper-to-bumper traffic and we couldn’t even park until a good 40 minutes...
Down a pound today. Thank goodness. Only 2.5 more to goal (again!)
Official time is in: 21:45. 36th out of 273. Needless to say I am absolutely thrilled!! [ETA: Important to add I was beaten by no less than four kids under the age of 14, the youngest of which was 10. Holy…!!!]
OK, so I’m not sure if that 5k time was right. I just figured out that’s a 7:04 pace, which I was not running, and my Garmin says I ran 2.75 miles, not 3.1. But the course was managed by an actual race services group, chip timed and certified (thought it was NOT flat as advertised. Bastards.) But I swore the clock said 21 something when I crossed the finish line. Hmmmm… very...
UNDER 22!!!! (official time in a few days) HOLY #%^*!!!
Curried butternut squash and apple soup, roasting phase - headed for the oven. That’s butternut squash, apple, shallots, salt and pepper and thyme. I can’t wait.
As usual, Lyn from Escape from Obesity sums up what I’ve been feeling for at least the last two weeks: Here’s something interesting. When I am eating according to some plan, and I *want* some particular food that would not fit my plan that day, that food turns into the most appealing, magical, desirable food ever. I wish and wish for it. And I get a running list in my head of ten or...
flaquitalaurita asked: ERIN! I don't know what's going on but you're responding to other people's posts on mine! IDK if you're on your phone or if the website is messing up but I thought I'd let you know =P
Not gonna lie - last two weeks have been a real struggle, food and activity-wise. I don’t have my Team In Training crew to run with (but I am a member of another running club, clearly just need to get my rear in gear there). I still want to eat all of the things, but I’m not running 40 mile weeks now. I have a 5k on Saturday without a race strategy. Half marathon next Saturday. ...
Chicago Recap (sorry it's so late)
Love this. But one thing Moxy is apparently too modest to mention - how friggin hot it was that day. An exceptional run under very trying circumstances. Incredible performance and a great marathon!! regainingmymoxy: tldr: Chicago 2011 was the clunker of all clunker runs. I fucking hated that run, but it was exactly what I needed it to be – a legitimate justifiable opportunity to admit defeat,...
11.01 miles - 1:40:45 Average pace: 9:09 Not gonna lie - it was a tough run. And I figured out why when I checked my Garmin at the end. Anybody else get just stupid after running for about an hour? My ability to do basic math disappears, which explains why I looked at my time, figured I was doing 10 miles and calculated that I must have run an average 10 min mile pace. And then saw it was 11...
Uhhh why do Facebook advertisers know that I ran Twin Cities? I don’t think I RSVPd for an event or anything… weird…
Good luck this weekend, racers - and a special shout out to all of my Team In Training peeps heading to San Francisco for the Nike Women’s Marathon and Half Marathon! May the course be with you!! (Because 26.3 would be crazy.)
OK, I know that @ActiveInPink was all over this awhile ago, but why does this not exist in a technical fabric???
Made pumpkin bars with rum raisin pecan frosting
for a work potluck. This is hard for me - I LOVE that friggin cake (Lutheran church basement staple, sans the booze in the frosting) and generally go overboard on it. Today started off no exception. I had four pieces (!!). But it’s like I can feel my pupils dilating. Holy sugar rush, and not in a good way. Ugh. Usually after I get home I would snack on it some more. But I think I’ll...
This is happening tonight.
We’ve had CSA tomatillos in our fridge for a few weeks now. Rather than let them go to waste, I found this recipe for green posole seitan with kale (supposed to be chard, ugh) and white beans from Viva Vegan. Oh yes. Photo credit Amy from Vegan Eats and Treats (which you should subscribe to - great blog!)
And the big news...
I am doing TWO marathons in 2012!!! I’m officially registered for the Fargo Marathon!! This will be a huge challenge for me. Fargo will be my first non-Team In Training marathon - I’ve never trained for one on my own. I’ve never done more than one marathon in a calendar year. Plus I will be training in the Minnesota winter. I have NO IDEA how this will go and am...
davidsgoals replied to your post: BTW is this a good time to mention that I have a… When do we get to hear??? Sorry, work is nuts today. But tonight…!
BTW is this a good time to mention that I have a big announcement? Soon… very soon…
From my FB feed (faces masked to protect the innocent). Halloween costume: “Inbred cat.”
That’s what she said? Seriously, though, I know!! Just makes the naming choice that much more incredible (and awesome.)
Completely not running or fitness related at...
But, really. Most unfortunate acronym ever. And it’s an honest-for-goodness publication for the National Academy of Sciences. There HAS to be a bar bet involved in that naming decision somewhere…
Anonymous asked: So proud of your marathon, fitblr buddy! A whole hour off your time??? That is amazing and inspiring!!! You look great in your photos, too! I know you must be ecstatic after your finish! :) Sorry for late replies--I have been on a break from tumblr and only check in every so often until work dies down in 2-3 more weeks. But I still check on you when I do log on and always think about you when...
Victoria Marathon Recap. Or, as I'll forever know...
bendoeslife: Mile 22 had come and gone. The last aid station was a half-mile behind me; the next one was a full mile ahead. The pain had become unbearable and all I wanted to do was quit. As a plodded over the hill, though, I saw them. A group of people holding plastic cups in their front yard. An unofficial aid station! As I got closer, though, I realized it wasn’t water or Gatorade. They...
That’ll teach that marathon to mess with you : ) So proud of you - way to go!!!!! You are amazing!!!!!!
AshamedToSay just crossed the finish line!!
WOOOHOOOOO!!!! FABULOUS WORK!!! Such a badass : ) : )
Haha… making the grocery list and was just trying to justify buying myself some brussel sprouts because they’re in season and delicious right now, as an indulgence for me (since we have lots of veggies in the fridge to be used up.) Buying tasty, in-season veggies as an indulgent treat. That’s new… and awesome : )
Moxy and AshamedToSay across 30k point!!
YOU GUYS ARE AMAZING. Seriously. Incredible!! GO GO GO GO GO!!!!
Just crossed finish line!!
Moxy just crossed the half marathon point!
GOOOOOOOO MOXY!!!! You got this!!
Belated thanks: You all rock. Thank you.
Huge thanks for all the support in my marathon training. @suzedoeslife - Thanks, Suze! @brooksylite - No doubt due in part to all those pushups ; ) @ellavemia - That means so much, coming from a bona fide badass like yourself. Thank you. @tjzykowski - Thank you so much! You don’t even know how much the cheering helped!! @tridad - Thank YOU for convincing me not to bail on my time...
Just lost two toenails in one day. Well, that’s never happened before. [ETA: And it’s not even TMI Tuesday! I’m sure you’re so glad you follow my blog ; ) ]
Runners, good luck tomorrow!
Holy moly, I think all of fitblr-dom is racing tomorrow. I’m looking at you… Chicago Marathon peeps (wish I could be there to cheer you on in person!)- @RegainingMyMoxy @AshamedToSay @ShortMom @BenDoesLife (Victoria Marathon) @ActiveInPink (Denver Rock N Roll Half Marathon) And probably others I am missing. Have a fabulous race and above all, have fun!!
Tribute to the 5+ hour marathoner: Same effort,...
- From “Marathoning for Mortals,” John Bingham and Jenny Hadfield, which you should buy right now. When I first read this passage three years ago, I was training for my first marathon and driven by the fear of not finishing within my marathon’s 6:15 time limit, which broke down to a 13:44 pace. As many of you know, last Sunday marked my third marathon. It’s far too early...
Saw this race mentioned in this month’s Runners World… serving red velvet cake at mile 38.5. Thought of you! JFK 50 mile
Weight change: -1.2 pounds Previous BMI: 24.72 Current BMI: 24.52 BMI change this week: -0.20 All-time high BMI: 32.45 Starting BMI: 31.19 Total weight loss: -38.8 pounds since Dec. 2010 (-47.2 pounds from highest weight) Total BMI change: -6.67 (-7.93 from highest BMI) Honestly, I stepped on the scale this morning expecting a gain. Between the enormous inflammation recovering from the marathon...
Also… huge props to @Tridad, who I see finished Twin Cities Marathon in 4:40. That’s a respectable time to begin with, and for someone who was seriously considering not even starting? Incredible. Nice work!!
Holy sh*t. Well, clearly, all the well-wishes I received worked. Previous half marathon PR (Oct. 2010) - 2:35:17 Previous marathon PR (Oct. 2010) - 5:22:22 Today’s Twin Cities Marathon: Half marathon point: 2:09:41 Marathon: 4:20:22 That’s an improvement of OVER AN HOUR since last year’s time. I was shooting for best case scenario 4:35 - 4:35!!! Over the moon happy right...
Just got the first race update for @runsforredvelvet at the Disney Wine and Dine Half- 5K point in 0:41:53. Pace: 13:29 min/Mile Estimated finish time: 2:56:45. Woohoo!!! You go girl!!! Fantastic!!