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October 19, 2009

Holler to the bamf in all of us

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , , , — marathonmaiden @ 15:52

Sadly my camera is being stupid and I need to figure out what’s wrong so I can’t post a pic of my 1400 mile shoes. I can turn the darn thing on but it won’t take the pictures even though the shutter is going off.  LAME. But thanks LARunner for those websites for (relatively) cheap shoes.  Definitely going to check that out today.  If you readers want, check out the comments section of this post for the sites.

Also, EarlyRunner asked what BAMF means.  I think this is a term that all should know but it does have “bad language” in it.  So you’ve been warned haha.  Bad Ass MotherFucker. Hopefully I can say that on here? Oh well, if not I’ll just have to edit it at some point.  Bamf might just be my favorite word as well as a principle I live by. So I may or may not try to insert it everywhere in this post haha.

Speaking of rules to live by,  Tay had some good ones a while back, but they were more serious.  Via facebook I have a list of some Facts of Life and I will dole them out in 5s or so.  Most of them are hilarious and the gist of it is random thoughts by ppl ages 25-35:

  1. More often than not, when someone is telling me a story all I can think about is that I can’t wait for them to finish so that I can tell my own story that’s not only better, but also more directly involves
  2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you’re wrong.
  3. I don’t understand the purpose of the line, “I don’t need to drink to have fun.” Great, no one does. But why start a fire with sticks when they’ve invented the lighter?
  4. Have you ever been walking down the street and realized that you’re going in the complete opposite direction of where you are supposed to be going? But instead of just turning a 180 and walking back in the direction from which you came, you have to first do something like check your watch or phone or make a grand arm gesture and mutter to yourself to ensure that no one in the surrounding area thinks you’re crazy by randomly switching directions on the sidewalk.
  5. That’s enough, Nickelback.

So hopefully that gave you a laugh. Now back to the (bamf) running.

This morning was coooold.  We actually had a mini-blizzard last night and there was still snow on the ground when I got up.  The ground isn’t even frozen and the snow didn’t go away, that’s how cold it was.  Numerically it was 39* (feels 34*) at 0900 so I don’t even want to think about what it was at 0600.

Naturally I still went outside (because I’m a bamf) and the run sucked.  I mean that, though, comparatively.  If you look at my last post, my overall pace was *solid*.  This morning was definitely a struggle through the first 3 miles.  After that I got into a groove but it wasn’t enough to save my pace. All told? 7 miles. Bamf.

And I was totally happy to be finished.  No, not the “hell yes I can stop” happy (although truth be told, if I had stopped after 3 that would have been true) but the “I feel so much better for having done that” happy. Definitely the essence of bamf-ness.

The one redeeming factor of the run was the fact that I got to go from 100% darkness, to dawn, to sunshine.  It’s odd yet amazing how one second it’s pitch black and literally the next there’s light.  I don’t feel like there’s ever a gradual lightening process in nature.  No dimmer switch.

This afternoon I hit the gym up for some weights.  It felt really hard today in my legs for some reason.  My quads were pretty sore actually.  Not quite sure what that’s about but hopefully it doesn’t stick around! I did the full body routine under Lifting.  Again, I felt good afterward but it was hard during it. Clearly though, I am a bamf, and got it done with (minimal) mutterings under my breathe.

I also did a 3 mile “warm down” run because the temp had risen to 52* and it was absolutely perfect out with the sun shining down.  I think it helped my quads loosen up a bit.  I’m also glad I did this mini-run because my pace was much faster than the AM — not speedy but where I feel is apropos.

All in all: 10 miles and lifting.  Great work out day.  Now if I can translate that into my studies haha.  Got to work on a take-home geophysics test, french poem and study for a physio test.  Ready? BREAK!

OH, before I forget yet another day: Natalie is doing Project Feedme on her blog.  In the interest of me NOT butchering what it’s about, you should go check it out.  I’m extremely happy and proud to me a PFM member


  1. Thanks for explaining. I wouldn’t have guessed that, but it makes perfect sense.

    Comment by EarlyRunner — October 19, 2009 @ 16:44

  2. 10 + lifting! You are a BAMF!!!

    Comment by a marathoner — October 19, 2009 @ 17:25

  3. Thanks for making me giggle. That was a cute post. Great job on the running, BTW!

    Comment by LARunner — October 20, 2009 @ 04:22

  4. I laughed out loud at #4 – I totally do that when I realize I’m going the wrong way. I thought I had everyone fooled. And now Bamf is my new fave word!

    Comment by Runeatrepeat — October 20, 2009 @ 12:30

  5. You should be BAm Bam for Oct 31st! Seriously….this is awesome, you are amazing. Aren’t you proud of yourself? Especially after not quitting after the cold first three. Determination!

    Comment by Special K — October 20, 2009 @ 13:46

  6. haha I love number 4. I actually did that a couple of weeks ago. I used the technique of checking my phone. haha like that really makes it any better.

    Comment by Mary — October 23, 2009 @ 11:43

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