Saturday, May 7, 2011

One More Week

Last long run of 10 miles...done.

What a great day for a run.  It was 48* this morning with bright sunshine.  The route for us was an out and back on my favorite rail trail.  I started out strong, running in the low 9's.  I faded a bit between miles 6 and 8 and even had to...gasp...walk for a few seconds to gather myself.  Overall though my average pace was 9:24.  I will take it.  

Let the farmer's tan begin.  I wore shorts today and have the tan lines to prove it.  I also am rocking a sweet tanstache (thanks Michael for that term).  I am going to devote an entire post to my tanstache someday.

"Dude, you have chocolate milk on your upper lip."

"No, that's just my tanstache." :O(

This week I need to focus on nutrition and hydration.  I need to be cognizant of what I am putting into my body, i.e. NO candy (I <3 candy) NO soda, NO junk calories.  I eat fairly healthy, but I could do better at eating more fruits and veggies.  And I need to pump in the water like nobody's business.  I have been lacking in that department, too.  I get tired of the whole process of drinking sometimes.  I would sometimes rather be hydrated via an IV I think.  Wouldn't it be easy to hook up an IV at night and have a liter of normal saline drip into you throughout the evening?  You would wake up feeling nice and hydrated.  Just a thought.

We have had a lot of rain in the past few weeks and part of the course  This happened a few years ago as well and they have an alternate route mapped out just in case.  This alternate route, however, is hilly from what I hear.  Bad thing is that it is supposed to rain here this week.  So be it I guess.

One thing that is going to make be a little sad on race day is that I won't have any family support there.  My husband could not get the day off from work :o(  I am so sad because he has been my number one supporter and has always been there as my sherpa.  As far as other family goes, they live 3 hours away and could care less about supporting me at these events -- which is OK because I have come to terms with that one.  Boo on the absent husband though.

I am going to try to take pictures on race day.  No promises though because I seem to forget about pictures a lot.

Have a good weekend.  Run and Tri safe.

Happy Mother's Day to all the mom's.

  • At what temperature do you pull out the ol' running shorts again?  Or for you warmer climate dwellers, at what temperature do you layer up?
  • Are you good about eating fruits and veggies?


  1. I am pretty good about the fruits and veggies. I also get the tanstache! What is up with that? Hope you have a great weekend and a grounding and inspirational lead-up week :)

  2. Gotta love the runners tan!

    I'm sorry that your husband won't be there for your race. Hopefully the crowd will be amazing and you know he's with you in heart.

  3. I'm sure you're just as lovely as Michael with your tanstache. You girls worry about the silliest things! You get all worked up about the stache, and just ignore the unibrow! Whatever.

  4. Good luck in your 25K!!! Keep on inspiring.
    Gotta Run,

  5. Ahhh...the tanstache. Yes, mine is returning as well :( but thanks for picking up my term. I thought it was rather clever....of course I would rather not be clever and not have it...but such as it is. Good luck on the race!

  6. I wear capris in the lower 50's, but I am a cold weather wimp.
    I am so glad to 1. have a name for my upper lip tan, and 2. to realize I am not the only one. I thought I was.
    Can't wait to hear how your run goes.

  7. How does one get a tanstashe? I am intrigued here.

    I get levels of tan during the season, look like a bad carton of neopolitan ice cream, with a bike jersey tan, tri jersey tan.

  8. I cannot wait to pull out the running shorts again! Anything over 50 degrees and I'll wear them, just have to wear my jacket with them. Dorky I know, but I can't resist.
    Also, I tend to be a fairly healthy eater, so yes I love my fruits and veggies, eat lots of them!
    Good luck at your upcoming race!