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December 2, 2009

Oh iPod

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

How I wished you hadn’t died on me so long ago.  Not that I miss it for my running but because I want to go to the cafe to do work and listen to music.  Sure I could bring my computer but that’s so much more effort haha.

Anyway another chilly morning. Another morning of frozen hands.  Seems like I’m a broken record in that deptartment.  And will be for another few days I think.

But I gutted out some miles in the bitter cold yet again.  8 to be exact.  Like yesterday I started off strong but faded a bit by the end.  Nothing terrible or significant but fading.  Yuck.  I want my negative splits please! I shouldn’t complain too much as my pace was decent I just want to be able to hold onto my go-get-em pace for longer.  Maybe some tempo is in order tmrw or soonish.  My legs felt  fine after yesterdays longer run but maybe they really are tired from the Thanksgiving feast of running and that’s where the fading is coming in.

Certainly my back is.  I don’t know if I mentioned this before here but I have two bulging discs in my lower back.  Nothing serious/major but they’re there.  And I have PT exercises to keep the back pain away and keep everything in balance with my ab and back muscles.  I think I overdid the running and threw that balance out of whack because for the past two nights I’ve had terrible back pain that’s been keeping me up! No bueno.  Guess I’m going to have to be extra diligent for the next few weeks.

Also need to be extra diligent in my quest for a Boston plan.  Training starts December 28th! Why did I not know this before yesterday?! Why did I think that I had until late January for training to start?! Oh man.  Gotta get my butt in gear. And Lacey my area is flat flat flat so I might take you up on that offer to run in some hilly areas with you 🙂

Okay short post today because I have to get some work done.  Serious work.  I have “el mesa de espanol” tonight and I need to make up for the time I’m going to miss there now.  And EarlyRunner: I just about choked on my food when I read your comment yesterday! Hilarious!

Thanks for the calming thoughts and words yesterday about my future.  I guess in my heart I know everything will work out but it’s really hard to trust that when nothing is set in stone.  And I’m a chick who likes to know everything years in advance haha.

Here’s a fun poem that EatMoveLove posted recently.

And this is hilarious to end with


  1. Why December 28th for your Boston training? Isn’t the race in April?

    Comment by a marathoner — December 2, 2009 @ 15:46

  2. I saw you had posted a video on facebook! lol.

    YAY! come down anytime. i JUST made a training schedule for the Eastern States 20 miler but i’m using a marathon training plan. you should think about doing eastern states as your last training run i think a lot of boston-ers do that. and we can race! 🙂 20 mile tempo? lol.

    so this time around i’m taking the opposite of your approach and using run less, run faster. i have two good friends who are really thriving on it and i think i might like it. i planned out my days/months and will post this tomorrow on my blog prob. lots of track w/o… i could use a buddy for those, too 🙂 they are always during the week tho so it’s tough to coordinate. of course over break there’s more flexibility. anyway! keep up the good work with your runs! if you are fading i would def scale back.

    and bulging discs? um that sounds awful. at least you know about it and have a management plan… gosh. there’s always something isn’t there ??? i need new sneakers now that i’m thinking about injuries and things like that… 😛

    Comment by Lacey — December 2, 2009 @ 15:50

  3. Take care of those discs Rockstar…from your Blogger PT :)…Thanks for the link on your site. Love it! Ugh – hate freezing hands…I can wear ski mitts and still the same way. I’m going to try for one after work (in the dark ;( )…but my quads are killlling me…so we’ll see what happens…oye…

    Comment by eatmovelove — December 2, 2009 @ 16:16

  4. Boston,eh? That will be fun! I don’t think you need to get your butt in gear thaaat much, you already are a badass runner. 🙂

    Comment by Liz — December 2, 2009 @ 21:30

  5. I’m psyched to read about your Boston training! And sorry about the Ipod situation.. I LOVE running with one, but my next marathon prohibits the use of one, so thats kind of a bummer. Sometimes some tunes just keep ya going..

    Comment by Kathleen — December 3, 2009 @ 07:03

  6. Hmmm, so you are doing a 14 week training, or is that 12 weeks? Anyway, are you following a plan? Echo comments on taking care of the back! You don’t want to get sidelined before you get started on Boston. Also, what’s going on with Spanish TA? Haven’t seen anything about him lately…

    Comment by Rebecca — December 3, 2009 @ 07:43

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