Friday, January 27, 2012

Friday hodge podge and Team Gab race recap

Last Sunday I posted about this virtual race:

There is still plenty of time to sign up and all proceeds go to raising money for kids with cancer. I signed up for the 10K - helping a fellow blogger? Taking on Cancer? Taking on Cancer that goes after kids? No brainer.

So I went off to run my very first official 10K. I've done 5K and halfs but never a 10K.

I had to do it on the treadmill because it's was still icy out and I don't "roll" like that.

Anyway.  It was a good run. Of-course at around 5.6 miles in, i went to activate my "power song" on my Nike + app and it instead "ended" my workout. I really ran more than a 10K because I didn't have time to figure out what was left and just an until I'd covered the minimum distance.  So my report miles were in two parts:
so- yeah. whatever the math on 5.88 and .67 is… = Jen's 10k
I was losing steam in the middle of the run but I kept thinking of that sweet face and it kept me going!
And in other news...
Tomorrow I'm doing another Virtual race too: The Boring Runner's, second annual: 
luckily it's gonna be unseasonably nice no freezing my, uh, Thorns off
Report on this one to follow. I'm thinking of trying to get a 10 miler in.

And finally, Jennifer at Moms Running It tagged me in her own 11 random things post so I figured I'd go ahead and answer her questions below… 

BTW, it you don't follow this woman - go check out her blog NOW - it's great and I can stare at her killer abs all day…

1. What are you afraid of?  Losing someone I love. Terrified. On a less deep level, horror movies always creep me out and then I can't sleep.
2. Where would you most like to visit? Greece 
3. What can you not live without running wise? I guess a good pair of sneakers…. but if those are a given, my iPod
4. What is a dream of yours that few people know about? Hmmm most of those cats are out of the bag.  People know that I dream of doing 70.3 ironman but I guess the big dream is doing Kona someday.
5. What is a guilty pleasure? Dirty martini's and reality television
6. What is something that irritates you? People texting / talking on the cell while driving
7. What makes you giggle? The Boring Runner's blog. (Two Shout outs in this blog about Adam - I better hit this guy up for a kick back.)
8. How did you meet your husband/boyfriend? I was a salesgirl at The Chess King in 1990 and his friend worked there - so he'd come in and hang around.
9. Do you have a bad habit? Just one? I'm a lazy housekeeper… 
10. Favorite food? Hmmm that's like picking a favorite child! But I really love Greek, Italian and Chinese… a rotation between those as my fav. will have to do. I just can't commit. 
11. What did you do before running? Before running today? I did a little work - in life, a lot of things but fitness wasn't much a priority, I daydreamed about becoming the active person I am today.  :)

Happy Friday!


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