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.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

3 Things Thursday

I am zonkered and barely have time to think let alone Blog I am going to use bloggy buddy Redhead's (HERE) format:

1. I ran 6.4 miles yesterday on my lunch break.. I was DETERMINED to get in a medium long run, something I have been SLACKING on lately. The first 3 miles zoomed by as I thought about my Half Marathon this weekend. At about mile 4 I reached down to itch my leg and realized that my size 10 was less than an inch from a tiny little Gardner snake, LUCKY SNAKE, if I would not have had an itch he would have been Brooks tread. Something is off with my body, I am not sure what it is but I feel very exhausted and irritable.. NOT GOOD!! By the end of the run I was de-stressed and dripping in sweat.

2. Speaking of my Half Marathon I am NERVOUS!! I have not done real speedwork since training for Eugene, other than a couple 5K's... URGH! I am not sure if I have the fitness level to pull off a PR. This will be my 4th Half Marathon. Half #1 HERE was AWESOME, I had no expectations and had a smile at the finish, Capital City still holds my PR. Half #2 HERE was on a drizzly Halloween day, running on the side of the road, barely any other runners and the course was long, the one highlight was that I WON for women. Half #3 HERE I was recovering from being sick for 2 weeks still could not fully breath and the entire course was uphill, I should have stuck with the original plan to pace Amanda, but she rocked without me. So what does Half #4 have in store for me?? Who knows? I am hoping I will get to run it, there is an illness in the family which may pull me away, will keep you posted.

3. I am off to find the WINNER of the CSN gift Card, which will be posted HERE in the next 10 minutes.. This was a POPULAR Giveaway with 129 comments on the "Who are You?" post and 98 entries!! I have not had any time to enter any of the FUN FUN Giveaways in Bloggy land. If you have a Giveaway going on please let me know. I will TRY to link you in on high Five Friday.
HAPPY THURSDAY!!

20 comments:

Lisa said...

Eek! I do not like snakes, even garden snakes! It was his lucky day! Sorry to hear you're feeling a bit 'off.' I hope you have a great race this weekend and things start clicking for you again. Perhaps it's the weather? The constant training? It seems like you've been racing a lot. Or maybe that's just me since I haven't been racing at all this year. :( Have a good day!

Melissa said...

I have missed you!!
Good luck on the half. You will do great. Update on FB when you finish. I'll be checking in on you!

Fair Weather Runner said...

happy thursday to you! i'm finding (um, like last week) that sometimes rest is better than running. and meh, not every race has to be a PR... just go have some fun this weekend and you might surprise youself :) GOOD LUCK!!

Cynthia O'H said...

I do not like snakes, bugs - anything that is small, has tails and moves fast. Our dog is large for a reason!
Good luck with the half. You've logged the miles so just use it as a training run; if you feel good at halfway, then push for the last half. Have fun!

Denise said...

zonked? me, too! so i did the bullets today, too!!! good luck w/ the half!

racing dawn said...

Good luck on your half! It's nice to go into a race sometimes without big expectations and just enjoy. I say just try and sleep whenever you can up until the race - I know that's next to impossible being a mom, but whatever you can sneak in will definitely make a difference!
I have a Blender Bottle giveaway on my blog! http://racingdawn.blogspot.com/2010/08/blender-bottle-giveaway.html Check it out & enter!

Marlene said...

I would have been SCREAMING if a snake was that close. YUCK!!

Good luck at the half. I predict good things....

aron said...

have a great race this weekend!!! sometimes the ones we arent as trained for turn out to be the best ones :)

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Lucky snake!

Great job with your run. I wonder why we all go through those "off" times when we just don't feel right? I think it's a mental thing but I usually try and listen just in case it is the ole bod' telling me to ease up a little.

Great giveaway. I wanted to win that one! maybe next time. Have a great Friday the 13th! ;-)

Suzy said...

Have a great half this weekend! Do the best you can and it will be a wonderful race.

Andrew Opala said...

Good luck on your race.

marathonmaiden said...

good luck in the race! nerves mean you care so i'm positive you're going to rock it!

teacherwoman said...

You're going to do great with the Half! Good luch and HAVE FUN!

mommaof3ontherun said...

You have nothing to be nervous about! Have fun!

track coach and adorable wife said...

If you run, good luck! However, you decide to run it, try to have SOME fun. We are wearing lime green hats for our run Saturday. We figured us sisters-in-law need to stick together, and stand out!

Wifey said...

I would definitely PR if I saw a snake. Hmm, I might be on to something. LOL! I'm sure you'll rock the half marathon.

Winks & Smiles,
Wifey

MCM Mama said...

Hope you start feeling better soon and that you rock the HM!

I have a virtual race going on and will have a CSN giveaway starting tomorrow if you have time to link either one in for Friday.

Running Diva Mom said...

hey Mel -- just wanted to drop you a line and let you know that ...
I hit 1,000 miles!!!! I'm so excited. Thanks for hosting the 1,000+ mile group -- it's been a great motivator for me this year. I really appreciate all that you do to keep us all going. I always look forward to reading your posts. have a super weekend!!!

Robyn said...

Don't be nervous about the half, just enjoy it! Maybe you'll even PR by not trying to.

Robyn said...

Don't be nervous about the half, just enjoy it! Maybe you'll even PR by not trying to.