MarathonMaiden's Blog

December 10, 2010

Shots Shots Shots Shots

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — marathonmaiden @ 13:46


I’m still recovering from WR. Duh.  The recovery process appears to be going all well and good.  Which is excellent.  But boring for posting.

Therefore I decided to share something that I collect.  Because everyone collects something right? My mom collects thimbles for example.  Me? I’m a little more hardcore.  As you probably can tell from the title of this post, I collect shotglasses.

My line of shot glasses. I have more but they're all about my room and this is my shelf

It might be hard to tell in the above picture but I recently got an addition to the collection:

TEXAS! Next to my finisher medal. Duh. And while I want out of New England, Fenway will always be a sight for sore eyes ❤

I don’t have any close ups on my others but here’s the dedicated shelf on my bookcase up close:

Seattle, Williams College, Brad Paisley, Montana, Texas

And the other half (with my Little Black Book of Cocktails):

Wheaton College, Egg!, Philly, Whiskey (making driving exciting since 1903), Utah, Cape Cod

I don’t think I mentioned this before but I’m doing Jill’s blogging exchange.  So whoever has me….well you (and everyone here) now knows that I collect shot glasses. Think about it 😉

Anyone collect anything unusual? Or cool?

But since this is a running blog I should mention my run and current state of WR recovery.  Lest you think all I do is draaaaaaaaaaaank.

The tightness I complained about in my right leg yesterday was still there for most of the whole day.  I took any opportunity I could to stretch at work and then foam rolled again once I got home from work. And I also brought a loaf of cinnamon swirl bread into my room so I didn’t have to get up when I got hungry.  And a plate so I didn’t get crumbs everywhere.  Wednesday’s night of me not wanting to get up but being hungry was no bueno.

When I got up at the ungodly hour of 0545, compared to the sleeping in of 0800 the past few days!, it was freezing.  I checked the weather last night (bad MM!) and it was supposed to be 16* with a feels like 8*.  Ick.  But that predicted forecast was actually better than it really was (at least at 0745, I don’t even want to know what it was at 6 before the sun came up and when I started my run: 10*, feels like 10*.  And I still haven’t broken out the tights.  Yes I’m crazy.

I know I said yesterday that I feel like I’m recovering well. And that’s true: no sore or achy muscles anywhere. I can even walk down stairs 100% pain free! With that said, it was probably a mistake to run, the tightness that I complained about yesterday in my right leg…well it hasn’t gone away at all.  The pace of this run was ridiculously slow, and I suspect the cold weather isn’t helping with either my pace or my leg.  The pain starts deep in my hip/glute area and then I can feel it right behind the knee cap.  I’m thinking that it has something to do with my IT band and / or pirformis but I’ve never had this area be annoying before so I don’t really know.  And my IT band itself doesn’t hurt. Oh well.  Luckily I’m not in training for anything so I can take this weekend to foam roll, ice, stretch and use a tennis ball to try and make my leg feel better. I’m not worried at all as I’m taking December to make sure I’m fully recovered to tackled Boston.  No real rush yet.

In happier news I got to email the Boston peeps to tell them that I have a WAY faster qualifying time.  Hizzah!

Also hizzah is that WR emailed me the link to my race pictures and, not only were there a lot of them (the camera must love my face), most of them were pretty good.  I haven’t yet figured out how to get them fo’ free so if anyone has any tips for getting Sport Photo, Inc ones then let me know and I can share with the world.  Instead here’s another show Liz snapped post race

Had to share because I'm still on a high. As I rightfully should be 🙂

I’m also really looking forward to this weekend.  It’s sad that it’s already been a week since I got on my flight to Texas! I want to hop on another plane for a warm-destination trip! But I definitely can use some R&R.  It’ll be weird not to do a morning speed session followed by an easy 3 or 4 recovery (and with the tightness in my leg going on it’s obviously best to not do anything harsh or beyond easy) but I think I know what to do with my time.

With 15 days until Christmas I am itching to get started (and maybe finish?) making my Christmas cards. I started the tradition during college to battle the stress of finals and decided to continue it this year.  Mostly because not being in school means no homework which means free time on the weekends.  And now that I’m not in training…

Well I’m sure that I can squander away my time.  But doing the cards will be really fun.  And I know that my peeps will like them because I am in no way artistic.  So, at the very least, I’m giving them a hearty laugh for Christmas. Hollller.

Check out the giveaway from Tricia (Endurance isn’t Only Physical)

[Edit: the staircase the my post the other day was Titanic.  I forgot to mention it again. ]


  1. Hahaha…I know who has your name in the exchange :)…let’s see if they’re reading!

    Glad you’re recovering well – enjoy your weekend. And btw, you look freaking AWESEOME – a true marathoner – in that pic!!

    Comment by Jill — December 10, 2010 @ 14:16

  2. Oh crap I need to do Christmas cards!

    Unfortunately, recovery is more than just muscle soreness going away. Annoying, I know. The thing behind your knee could be just a strain. Are you sure the two pains are related?

    Comment by Jess — December 10, 2010 @ 14:28

    • I try to ignore that aspect of recovery. Maybe not the best in the long run. I’m not sure if the two are related, I’m assuming yes because they started at the exact same time.

      Comment by marathonmaiden — December 10, 2010 @ 16:56

  3. I collect coasters from bars/restaurants. I always feel so devious when I sneak one into my purse… even though I’m pretty sure they’re free for the taking.

    Comment by Amy @ Second City Randomness — December 10, 2010 @ 15:02

    • They probably are. But go ahead and feel devious anyway 😉

      Comment by marathonmaiden — December 10, 2010 @ 16:56

  4. careful with you leg, while lots of runners have IT band problems, your IT band doesn’t insert behind your knee cap, it would be on the outside of your knee.

    Comment by larissa h — December 10, 2010 @ 15:09

    • Well it’s not on the inside (probably a typo on my part!) it’s on the back and sort of on the outside. But not really. It’s tough to describe. I keep going back and forth as to whether it’s IT or hammy based on the “pain” of rolling. But there’s tenderness right at the back of my knee but below the kneecap but not quite calf. Weird.

      Comment by marathonmaiden — December 10, 2010 @ 16:58

  5. Hmm, not sure how Sport Photo, Inc. does it but you could always just take a screenshot and then crop the relevant part of the image in MSPaint, and then save it. Kinda an old-school cumbersome method, but that’s my only trick. Sadly, you’ll still have the little “property of sport photo” copyright watermark, but it’s better than nothin’ if you want to share your race “shots-shots-shots” on the blog.

    Comment by sweatykid — December 10, 2010 @ 15:54

  6. to save my race photos to the computer, i usually click on them all the way through to act like im ordering them, and then at the last window i right click “save”. hope that helps!

    Comment by Lindsay — December 10, 2010 @ 16:03

  7. Shot glasses, fun!! And … you should still be celebrating! You ran like a complete BA rockstar. Keep enjoying and gloating!! 🙂

    Comment by Jaime — December 10, 2010 @ 16:45

  8. Be careful with that tight leg!! I am so glad you are recovering well and woman you look so good in that pic:) How fun that you got to email the Boston peeps!! Love the collection of shot glasses!! Once again, CONGRATS on your amazing marathon!

    Comment by janae — December 10, 2010 @ 17:15

  9. that’s a fun collection…i don’t really collect anything anymore..except for vintage pyrex. i have waaay too much of it. 🙂

    i seriously can’t believe you aren’t wearing tights yet?!

    Comment by emily — December 10, 2010 @ 19:10

  10. Love the photo! What a couple of gorgeous fast babes. Feel better, girl, sorry you have some pain but at least this is official recovery time, not like you’re missing out on anything. Hope it goes away asap.

    Comment by Flo — December 10, 2010 @ 19:10

    • Me too and I expect “The Peanut Gallery” to keep me honest here 😉

      Comment by marathonmaiden — December 12, 2010 @ 21:08

    • Alas dollface, I’m retiring from the “Gallery”, too much brain hurt for me. 🙂 But you’re doing great so just trust your instincts, you’re on the right road!

      Comment by Flo — December 12, 2010 @ 21:23

      • Hahahah bummer. TPG will be missed 😉

        Comment by marathonmaiden — December 12, 2010 @ 21:27

  11. My brother actually collects shot glasses as well. I used to collect spoons… those mini ones that you get in the gift shops.

    Now, I think I just like to collect medals, as do you!

    Comment by Lesley @ — December 10, 2010 @ 19:23

  12. I’m still on a high myself =)

    Comment by Julie @ Hotlegs Runner — December 10, 2010 @ 19:30

  13. wow all the fun is at ur place!!

    Comment by Kelsey — December 11, 2010 @ 00:16

  14. Like sweatykid said, the only way to know how to get the pictures for free is to take a screen shot and crop them in paint or Photoshop if you have access to it.

    Comment by Chelsea — December 11, 2010 @ 09:58

  15. HOLLER! i love shot glasses. love that you collect them. what is your favorite shot to take?????

    i’m joining the pushup challenge! WOOT.

    Comment by Lacey — December 11, 2010 @ 11:18

    • Hizzah pushup challenge! And I love SoCo lime shots. Or whiskey. I like to be hardcore like that. But shots. No whiskey on the rocks 😉

      Comment by marathonmaiden — December 12, 2010 @ 21:10

  16. I agree its probably your pirformis or whatever that thing is, Foam roll it and hopefully it will get better.

    Comment by J — December 11, 2010 @ 11:23

  17. Your shot glass collection just made me feel old! I used to collect books but I had to stop because I had nowhere to put them!!

    Comment by Ameena — December 11, 2010 @ 13:06

  18. Christmas cards are on my list to do this weekend, as well. I think I collect dogs – we have four, and people keep dumping them on the road near the farm… people who dump their pets in the country “to give them a chance!” suck.

    Comment by Terri — December 11, 2010 @ 19:16

  19. magnets and postcards! fit better in a suitcase…

    Comment by lindsay — December 11, 2010 @ 21:13

  20. You deserve to still be on a high!! Haha, cute photo, too!

    Comment by Jess — December 11, 2010 @ 22:35

  21. I’m glad you’re recovering AND still on a high. You should be for a while!! I hope some serious foam rolling and stretching gets rid of your tightness.

    Hehe, my dad collects shot glasses and mugs, so I always try to look for them when I’m on vacation or somewhere cool 🙂

    Comment by mealsformiles — December 12, 2010 @ 10:09

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