6'0 Tall wife to Muscle Man, mother of 3, full time career woman, with an addiction to running wherever her size 10's will take her.

Friday, May 28, 2010

3 Dead Moles

I know you came here looking for High Five Friday... Give me a few hours it is coming. Last night I went SHOPPING instead of posting, sorry :( Good news is I bought an adorable new outfit to go with the brown tall boots I bought ages ago. Bad news is it is raining so hard that I cant wear it boooooo!! I took the train again this morning and I must say it is RELAXING. When I was pregnant I hated the smells, waiting and feeling confined, blame it on the hormones. But now I love it!! Could be the new station too... I may be a full time train person for the Summer.

Yesterday I went for an easy 5 mile run....but nothing about it was easy. I felt out of it, kept telling myself that I should stop, cut it short, and call it a day. What is it about running some days I can bang out 16++ with ease and other days 5 miles is a STRUGGLE?? It was drizzly raining and the plants are going crazy, I felt like the long grass was trying to grab me. One thing I noticed was 3 dead moles along the path all within 25 yards of the others.. Hmmmm.. I immediately started signing "3 Dead moles" to the tune of "3 Blind Mice," it was STUCK in my head.. URGH! Very weird..

Thanks EVERYONE for your input on my decision yesterday.. The consensus is that I should run it but easy and not to compete. This was the thought of pretty much everyone except for Amanda and Marlene who I am running Rock N Roll Seattle with. I wont compromise pacing us to an awesome finish line photo, love you guys!! I emailed the race director and will be running the FREE Green River Marathon next weekend with my friend Corie's husband, possibly Jill and maybe Amanda...and anyone who wants to come join me for a few miles. Using it as a training run and I can always cut it short if needed. So now my run this weekend is a little TBD. I am thinking of doing 18-20, will see. We are having dirt delivered so we will have a real back yard soon.. Now if the rain would STOP!!

  • What are your plans for the LONG weekend??

Will be back soon with High Fives...

18 comments:

Marlene said...

FIRST!

woohoo, it's been a while. :)

Marlene said...

Too funny that Amanda and I were the ones leaning toward no. :P I have faith in Tall Mom and NO doubts that you will still be dragging my a$$ in Seattle. Go for it, Maniac!!

Have a FANTASTIC long weekend. JEALOUS even though we just had one.

Kerrie T. said...

Hope you find your groove this weekend! Have a great holiday!

PS: we need to do lunch or something with Zoe soon since we're all near each other.

Lisa said...

sorry about your run yesterday. I agree, it can be a bit frustrating that one day can be awesome, and the next brutal. I guess that keeps us going back for more - to have another great run!

Glad you like the train! Public transportation is definitely the way to go!

kimert said...

Shooo rain and dead animals. Ick.
Hope you have a great weekend!

I have a race tomorrow (just a 5k) and then it's time to relax with my family. Hoping for a little time by the pool on Monday!

Denise said...

i missed that post about another marathon...whoops. just be careful. even after running DE marathon for fun, no effort at all, i felt it all week. now, i didn't get to take any time off b/c of ultra training, but i was still shocked at how much i felt it after running just for fun.

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

I think running is so much mental. It has to be. There really is no other explanation for my ease in one run and then 6 - 18 hours later I run again and I am fighting for every step. I think when my mind is into it, running just flows.

Glad you are doing the FREE marathon. How great to simply enjoy a long run with lots of would-be friends running along too.

Holiday? LBM is 'graduating' pre-pre-pre school. He goes to a group where they are exposed to lesson with children of various ages. It is amazing the thing he knows simply be seeing and hearing the slightly older kids doing their lesson! We will be spending some time (finally) at the new house and celebrating my neices graduation from beauty school and acceptance into an apprenticeship at a great spa! Mixed with running and hopefully actually swimming - not the running sweating kind!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Have a great long weekend!! the bad runs make us appreciate the good ones even more :)

Laura said...

It's just one bad one...the moles must have been a sign.
Have a great weekend!

Aimee (I Tri To Be Me) said...

That is sooo weird about the moles, and kind of creepy too!

Woohoo for signing up for the marathon! I think it will be a great race!

Let's see, I have a long run, long bike, and an OWS planned for this weekend!

Jamie said...

I totally understand how runs that are supposed to be easy can be a big pain in the butt!! What's up with that!?! I'm chilling this weekend. :)

Stronger.Faster. said...

its so assuring to know other people have bad run days. its so frustrating when its such a short distance and its supposed to be fun, then its a bigger chore than long runs.

Amanda said...

Just stopping by to say hi! I have huge plans for the weekend...shower and brush my teeth before noon each day:)

Jill said...

That is exciting that you signed up. I hope to join you for part of it. Shoot if I did it I could have gotten maniac status too? Hmmm....

Can't wait to see the new outfit.

Stacey said...

so, I read this post this morning and didn't make a comment....but I have been singing "3 dead moles" all afternoon..Thanks for that ( :
Can't beat a free race! Good luck and have a great weekend!

Cynthia O'H said...

Our long weekend was last weekend. However, I am racing this weekend - Women's Only 5K in Toronto. I'm so worried about it; I want to run well.
And, my son's year end choir concert is tomorrow and his lyrics will be sung for the first time. Pretty exciting stuff.

5 Miles 2 Empty said...

Moles are weird.

The train sounds awesome! Is there WiFi? Because that would make it AMAZING! Wow!

I really am thinking about next weekend, and the more I think the more I long to do it........EEks! I'll keep you posted!

Jo Lynn said...

OMG, I know! I went out yesterday for just a little 4.6 mile run (my 46th birthday) and I was ready to turn around at mile 1. My legs felt so heavy, just miserable. I made it 4 miles, whatever!! But some days are so easy and effortless and others are horrible.