Not too many updates lately because there haven't been too many races lately. These are my 2 non-marathon weekends and it's not easy! Last weekend was nice to stay in town and see friends, but now I'm getting a little antsy.
I'm often lectured on how "bad" it must be for me to be doing so many marathons in 1 year. The most recent gripe being from a trainer at the gym who told me I am "too skinny" and no longer had muscle-- that my arm was a "bone with a hump on it." Silly people-- if you only knew. Races keep me busy and keep me from getting hurt either physically or financially!
Case 1) When I don't race I have pent up energy. What do I do with said energy? A lot of grocery shopping (slash eating)-- and when I was at the grocery store this week I managed to drop a can of veggies from my cart RIGHT onto my pointer toes. I thought for sure it had broken and immediately started thinking of ways to cut the front of my sneakers so I could still run if the toes had to be put in a splint or something. Fortunately it was just a bad bruise and it bled a little-- but really, can you make my toes any uglier than they are already?? No sir!
No worries- I've already run on it. It was uncomfortable, but nothing I couldn't "tune out."
Case 2) My name is Stephanie and I'm a race-a-holic. When I'm not racing, all I'm thinking about is the next race, and how very far away it is. I have a spreadsheet of my marathons (yep grade A dork here!) and I probably look at it (no joke) 20-30 times a day. So what do I do? I sign up for MORE marathons. And lately they've been in states I've already completed!!! My last race was what?... 1 week ago. Since then I've signed up for...
MT- HURL 50K
MN- Walker/North Country Races
CT- Bimbler's Bluff 50K
and I've committed to...
NC- Thunder Road Marathon and possibly...
WV- Marshall University Marathon or IN Veterans Marathon.
All of those and all the travel gets to be Mucho $$... mucho not cool! What am I made of money?? No Sir! I'm mad of sugar and spice and everything BadA$$!
Sigh-- so nothing too wonderful to report. I'm going on a 13 mile run tonight just to exhaust myself a little. Speedwork tomorrow then another non-marathon weekend ahead. :( Next Race? The H.U.R.L 50K in middle of nowhere Montana! I'll be the first person from OH to ever run that race... cool, huh?
Happy Running... and if you're racing I DON'T want to hear about it, and no I don't care how childish that sounds! :(
"Run to Win" -Meb