Sunday, May 18, 2008
After a virtual race, I like to let the results "sit" for a while. Plus, they take so damn long to do that I need a break. :D There is the added fact that I needed the break to get the chipped tooth fixed and shave the cavegirl legs!! Thanks, everyone, for making it another great race. I'm eyeing another one, I'll let you know soon. I know you are dying to have one more thing on your calendars. If you have suggestions, I always like ideas.
When I take this long of a break, I tend to overflow with stuff. I need to unload a few things:
Boston and Harvard: Great experience, loved the campus and the history, class was pretty good, scored a couple great books, loved the runs along the river (2 blocks from my hotel) although one of them was pretty rough. Had dinner at the Harvard Faculty Club and scored some great t-shirts. We all seem smarter when we wear them. Ate my weight in lobster rolls and clam chowder.
Boston Marathon Memorabilia - marathondudebill is the coolest eva. He sent me some stuff from Boston. Do you think anyone would believe I have an official bib, the warming gloves and a sticker that says I did 26.2?? Well, in my dreams would I be fast enough. My cabbie was cracking up when I said I hope to live long enough that age will offset speed. Thanks so much for the care package, Bill!!
p90x - have you guys heard of this?? some sort of extreme home work out, body shaping, boot camp type of program . I am still in search of runner body. You've seen me kicking myself, the epiphanies, the promises.... running just doesn't do enough especially when I have to rest my feet more than most people.
p90x was acquired through a lovely friend who shall remain nameless but knows who she is. We are loving it but it kicks our butts every day. I'd love to talk more about it if anyone has tried it. 6 or 7 days a week, minimum of 53 minutes per day but sometimes longer. Think Extreme - one day I seriously thought of phoning a friend for help in drying my hair!! Every day I think it might kill me and if it doesn't, I want to die. hee hee. This has to be doing something, right? I hope to have INCHES of results. I'll keep you posted. (I've completed the first 6 days)
My last long run before Dam to Dam sucked - I mean really really sucked. I was hot and red-faced and I had absolutely nothing. I walked and ran 7.2 miles but it was pathetically pathetic. Help??!! Do I chalk it up to p90x?? heat?? Should I try to repeat it?? I have two weeks before the race. I seriously need advice. Already planning to take it pretty easy on p90x the week of the race but I hate this because it seriously messes with my confidence. I've done two 6's, two 8's, two 10's, an 11 and a 12.2 so I know I can do this but crap, I couldn't even do 7.
I think that's all for now. The Hub is off to Japan and China this week so I am pacing myself with the kiddos and thinking about how to get all the workouts in.
Have a great week, everyone!!