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October 10, 2010

I Heart Ke$ha.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — marathonmaiden @ 18:18

For real.  Last night before going out my roomie and I listened to her.  And because we only know the couple of songs that she has on the radio we listened to each one about a million times.  Sometimes I think I want to channel her and be her.

Sometimes not though.  Maybe I just want that gold tooth she has.   That is not going to happen, however, on my VSITA stipend. Although I have been told I resemble her.  Compliment? I think I”ll take it as such.

Oh well.  Maybe Halloween costume idea?  It’s a pretty easy costume but I don’t know how “recognizable” it is.  I mean, I don’t want to have to answer the question of “now what are you for Halloween?“. Because I’d basically be wearing no clothes with teased hair. My roomie and I hit up a Halloween store on Friday, just to get ideas, and I have some of my own but I’d love to hear what you guys are being if you have any ideas (I know that’s unfair to write because I kept y’all in the dark until AFTER Halloween last year hahah!).

But I love Halloween.  And it’s almost here! I can’t believe how fast this month is already going by! 30.3% done. Craziness.

Also crazy? The fact that the wondrous fall weather did tempt me to run yesterday afternoon.  I got in another 8 miles with a friend. Or at least I think it was 8.  I haven’t yet mapped it because I don’t want to know how far I went in total yesterday! Assuming 8 miles it was pretty quick @ 8:20 pace. I think this goes to show that I’m a faster runner in the afternoon than I am in the morning.  Or maybe my legs were just warmed up for this one.  Who knows.

Normally running the extra wouldn’t be a big deal but I have Tufts on Monday — aka TOMORROW.  I’m definitely not worried at all about not recovering in time for the race (I usually recover really fast from harder efforts) but still.  Crazy.

I’ll likely end up letting this weather injure me if I’m not careful!

Which is why when I laced up my shoes — or really I just tied them as I never un-lace them after a run — I made a conscious effort to reel it in.  I guess you could call it either a recovery run from the “long run” I did yesterday or a shakeout run for tomorrow’s race. Either way it was slow, despite not feeling slow, and stayed that way for the large majority of the miles until I decided to just give a little burst of speed so my legs don’t forget.  Totally mental but whatever gets me to the starting line mentally prepared is alright with me.

While it was quite cold temperature wise (42*) the fact that the sun was out made me feel like my longsleeve shirt was overdressing.  Then I’d run under a tree or building and get really chilly and be thankful for the sleeves. It’s always funny to me to think about how different 42* feels at 0500 vs 0900.  I never feel like I can get warm with the former! Oh the power of the sun


Yay google images


Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand I guess I’ve been avoiding the whole goals-for-this-race talk here.  I think I’ve said it enough that A) the race is tomorrow and B) I like to race to feel like I’m going to vomit (sooooo attractive I know) so the game plan is to go out strong and try to hold it.  Luckily I’m racing it with Lacey and that’s her M.O. Since my strength is endurance I’m going to let her push me out and then I’m going to take over and reel the both of us in for a strong finish.

In terms of times, I really want to PR.  I’ve only run three 10ks ever (given that I don’t race much!) and my current PR stands at 45:09.  I think I can break that.  *knocksonwood*.  I’d love to go sub-42. Realistically I’d be happy with 43:17 because that’s a 6:59 pace and I really really REALLY want to average sub-7s, and the sub-42 would just be the next minute barrier after that.  We’ll see. Given that I knocked 90 seconds off my 5k a few weeks ago, doubling that gives me a 3 minute slash right there.  Add in the fact that I’m better the longer I’m out there and I’m hoping for some good things.

Of course positive and good vibes being sent my way would never hurt 😉

Ready? BREAK!


Yeah yeah yeah. I've used this picture a lot. It's a good one though. Admit it.


Kind of a boring post today, no? It mimics my real day as I’m sitting on the couch re-reading Dracula (amazing book. You should read it).  Hopefully after the race I’ll have something exciting for you.  Could be good, could be bad.  But since I’m not planning on just running it I’m assuming that I’ll have something to share with y’all.  Brilliant glory or utter mess.  Hopefully if it’s a mess it’s a hot mess.  Like the girl I heart and titled this post for.  So let’s rock out to my girl some more today? Yes please. I won’t annoy you with another clip or anything.  But you should turn it up because I am as I try to lounge and relax 🙂

So cheers and have a great Sunday.  And Sunday night as YAY for 3 day weekends!


Sorry I really couldn't resist another failblog picture. This one was delivered to my google reader as I was about to hit post. Serendipity right there people. Serendipity.


Oh and before I forget: thanks for your input on blogging privacy in my post yesterday.  Like Sweaty Kid said (and I 100% agree with) “All anyone would have to do is look up my race times to figure out who I am“. There’s definitely a huge element of trust here and it seems that most of us are on the same page that we feel like we know those who comment on our blogs and who’s blogs we comment on but are somewhat weary about those who we don’t know who are reading (and if that’s you then come out of the woodwork! We can all use more friends 🙂 ).  I still go back and forth with how much to publish and am actually glad for it.  I think the second I get comfortable and DON’T question it then I’ll end up publishing my full name, DOB, SSN and address. And that would be no bueno indeed




    and that’s all i’ve got to say for now. lol.

    oh i will add that i can’t wait to see what you are for halloween. 🙂

    see you TOMORROW! ah!

    Comment by Lacey — October 10, 2010 @ 18:39

  2. Good luck tomorrow, I can’t wait to see how it goes!!! Also, Ke$ha is my current obessions, cannot get enough!!!

    Comment by Stephanie — October 10, 2010 @ 18:52

  3. You are gonna killllllllll it tomorrow. Not even an exaggeration. You’ve put in the miles and you’ve got the speed and the fitness; now it’s time to cash in on all that work and collect your reward. Enjoy!

    Comment by sweatykid — October 10, 2010 @ 19:00


    Comment by Matt — October 10, 2010 @ 19:20

  5. good luck tomorrow!!! and how can you call a post with ke$ha in it boring? ahaha. yeah i don’t know that i’d recognize a ke$ha costume… sorry

    Comment by lindsay — October 10, 2010 @ 21:01

  6. HILARIOUS fail picture. blah, blah, blah.

    Comment by Jess — October 10, 2010 @ 21:33

  7. I love Halloween, too. I used to put out mega decorations, but my kids don’t care much anymore so I don’t go to all the trouble. But it’s just so much fun!! Hoping for the race of your life tomorrow!!

    Comment by Jill — October 11, 2010 @ 00:57

  8. Good luck tomorrow at Tuffts! You are going to ROCK it!

    I’ve been thinking about the privacy thing, too. I’ve considered changing mine to email access only, but mostly just so I can talk about my Ex w/o him reading. LOL. For the most part, I think the assumption is true that it is mostly runners reading and most are trust-worthy. Of course, I could be naive, too…

    Comment by Rebecca — October 11, 2010 @ 04:43

  9. Good luck on the race today!! It’s 9am and I still haven’t decided if I’m running it or else I’d say lets meet up.. I’m still a little sick/ my shins hurt but I want to run so badddd!!! Ah indecisiveness.

    Comment by BostonRunner — October 11, 2010 @ 09:06

  10. I definitely sense a PR today! Good luck (ahh, the race is probably over now!) – can’t wait to hear how it went!

    Comment by mealsformiles — October 11, 2010 @ 10:50

  11. I ❤ Ke$ha too! I ahve a question…

    Do you want to have a slumber party in my basement? hehe.

    Hope you're rockin' the 10k today (well, actually, I KNOW you are!)

    Comment by Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) — October 11, 2010 @ 11:53

  12. Whoa you have a race today! Good luck, if you’re not done already!

    Comment by Jess — October 11, 2010 @ 14:41

  13. Hope the race went well today! Lucky you got today off!! Can’t wait to here about it! Hope you had fun with Lacey!

    Comment by J — October 11, 2010 @ 16:04

  14. Can’t wait to hear how you did in today’s 10k! I’m sure you killed it like always.

    Comment by Jenny — October 11, 2010 @ 17:24

  15. i’m pretty sure you pred today because that seems to be your style lately. 🙂

    Comment by emily — October 11, 2010 @ 19:37

  16. […] Aaaaaaaaaaand I’ve also learned that partying with your childhood friends the night before a race might be a good idea.  Because that’s what I did the night before the Tufts 10k.  In all fairness we were celebrating my bestie’s birthday.  I tried to cut out early.  I always think that this is possible buttttt it never is.  Darn.  At the very least I tried to tame my inner Ke$ha […]

    Pingback by Remember The Name. I’m a Racer! « MarathonMaiden's Blog — October 12, 2010 @ 12:45

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