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July 7, 2009


Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — marathonmaiden @ 19:50

In my last post, the clouds were all figurative. Apparently the weather gods took a dislike to my being happy about the sun.  It rained and poured and thundered and lightning’d.  The sky was pitch black at points and it looked like armageddon.

Ok, so it might not have been *that* bad.  But it was still mighty unpleasant out there.  Luckily I am a fiend and was able to time my run so that I was out there for the only minutes of the day that was run-able.  Yippee!

8 miles. Prolly exact too.  And at an exact, even minute, pace. My inner OCD loved it. My legs were throbbing and tight today but what did I expect when my run yesterday was really fast (without intending it to be) and I pushed my entire body through strength? Even the act of getting out of bed was tough on the ole muscles. Nothing really spectacular on this run, which really annoys me as this is supposed to be a running blog.  If nothing special happens it forces me to come up with something interesting.  Which requires brainpower. Which is a very precious commodity these days. *LeSigh*

Hmmmm, well I  meant to use The Stick last night while parking my butt on the couch and watching The Closer, but that idea flew right out of my head so fast I doubt it was an actual thought. So be it though, and tonight I vow to do better. Stretch too. Very important!

I also plan on doing better in my studying.  I’ve just been so lazy on that front.  Like, I know that running and reading are important to me but this stupid test costs more than I make in a week.  I could put a little more effort into it, you know?

Speaking of reading, I am sooo into the Alphabet Series.  As I can never put together a succinct summary of anything, check out that link.  My g’ma got me into it forever ago and I’m almost caught up (the next one coming out this winter is U).  I love reading and once I start a good mystery / detective / military book, I will not put it down.  Very very dangerous when I have actual work to do, or when I need to sleep as I often unwind from a long day by reading before I go to bed.

Also speaking of reading, Monica over at RunEatRepeat has a great contest that you should check out.  Or not, as the less people who check it out means the greater chance I have of winning the prize. Heh.

Wow. Complete hodgepodge of ideas here.  I will tie everything back to running by posing this question: anyone have a favorite / really good running plan they love for a half? I’ve set my sights on 2 halfs for the fall but don’t really want to follow RWOL’s SmartCoach again.  I want something that will really really push me and make me a fierce competitor. Woah about those pictures. I had to do it. And here’s another (my personal favorite) because I really can’t resist. Story for another day I’m sure but trust me, I’m giggling with delight here, plus I totally changed the name of this post to reflect that.  🙂


  1. I LOVE Sue Grafton’s books, too! I also like Patricia Cornwell and James Patterson’s Women Murder Club series. If you are looking for half marathon plans, maybe look into Glover. He writes some good ones! Happy training.

    Comment by LARunner — July 7, 2009 @ 20:53

    • omg I love those guys too! If you haven’t checked out Harlan Coben he’s really good too. I’ll definitely check out Glover, thanks!

      Comment by marathonmaiden — July 8, 2009 @ 21:43

  2. I’ve been thinking about a half recently, and plan to train once I gain a little more muscle and weight. I am going to run 5 days a week, 3 shorts (4-5 miles) and two longs (7-10?)…I also know people who walk 2 minutes every mile or so…
    I like your blog….check out my superfood bar giveaway!

    Comment by specialkphd — July 8, 2009 @ 12:35

  3. Haha Tyra is super fierce. 😉

    Comment by runjess — July 8, 2009 @ 16:55

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