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March 15, 2011


Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — marathonmaiden @ 14:38

of the coffee variety.  You see, I’ve NEVER been a coffee person before I started and entered the real world in August.  Slowly but surely I’ve started, well, becoming addicted to the stuff.  I’ll admit that I didn’t really drink it to enjoy it.  In fact, what I typically drank was this stuff

and I drank it, and liked it, because I could make it as strong / weak as I wanted.  I could make it (and did) pipping hot.  And it was quick.  For Christmas (and I am ashamed to say that I JUST broke it out of the box.  No real good excuse either except that I was too lazy to buy coffee filters…) I got


Well I guess it wasn’t *totally* that I didn’t have any filters (yes I know that’s a weak excuse) but also because I A) had lots of the instant stuff in the cabinet and B) didn’t really know what kind of coffee to buy (I guess my only real requirement was CAFFEINE).  I did get a thing of DD coffee and some store brand with the coffee maker buttttt well I just didn’t have any oompf to make my own coffee.  Until….


a friend (who doesn’t drink coffee) gave me this bag because she was given it and didn’t want it to go to waste.  Rather than leave it in the clinic I immediately told her that I’d take it.  And OMG so good. I definitely am NOT a coffee connoisseur but I am sooooo enjoying this coffee.  I haven’t yet checked out how much it sells for in the grocery store / godiva store but I’m betting that it isn’t exactly cheap.  So I’m trying to really savor it while I can!  I still have the packets of instant in the cabinet but hopefully this lets me become a full-fledged coffee snob.  All in good time.

But at least I’m able to enjoy *something*.  Because I was all set to get up and actually enjoy my traditional Tuesday Tempo.  Maybe I should have heeded “Beware the ides of March” because alas my left leg did not want to cooperate with me.  And neither did my brain because I totally slept through my alarm this morning after being up all night with what I suspect was a fever and a really runny/stuffy nose. I am amazed at how much snot can come out of my nose.  It’s not even that big!

I’m also amazed that I managed to get through the warm up once I got out there,  barely though.  It felt (and still does) feel like my other leg did in December after trying to do too much after WR.  The funny thing is that I was hurt this time last year in my Boston training but with my shins.  Oh well.  This time around I plan on not being slightly silly and training through it.  I mean, I might try but at least I listened to myself and didn’t try to force the tempo. And tothose of you who are wondering: I don’t have access to a gym / pool / bike so XT-ing it up isn’t an option for me at the moment.

I did spend the time that I was going to be running the tempo icing, stretching and rolling.  So I wasn’t just bumming around feeling sorry for myself.  And to note: I’m not feeling totally frustrated or even sorry for myself.  Yes, it sucks to not be able to complete workouts but I’m feeling worn at this point and need some R&R. I thought one week was good enough but I guess not. We’ll see how I feel in a few days. It’ll be a most excellent time to try and satiate my insane appetite that I’m getting being so far in training hahah

Good thing I’m taking Boston for fun, no? I’m doubley looking forward to the massage I scheduled for Friday. Holler.

Finally, after seeing everyone else post on FB their Boston number I figured I’d check out what mine was and what wave I ended up being in (for those of you who don’ t know, Boston is now a 3 wave race). I’m not going to share the actual number here (because I don’t know who is reading behind the scenes) sorry but it’s good enough to get me FIRST WAVE. Holler. And I’m sure many of you know my full name and can search for me.  And then stalk me on April 18th.


  1. Welcome to the world of coffee snobbery. It’s a good time over here. You’ll never go back to that other swill again! 🙂

    Comment by shelby — March 15, 2011 @ 14:41

  2. Yum! Welcome to the dark side haha

    Comment by laura @ box run eat — March 15, 2011 @ 15:13

  3. once you have “good” coffee, you’ll never go back 😀 enjoy!

    Comment by evamadera — March 15, 2011 @ 15:43

  4. Nice work on the first wave! Holla’!

    And I don’t pretend to be a coffee snob. But I’ve graduated from Foldgers to Dunkin’ and refuse to look back… (semi-snobbery?)

    Comment by Amy @ Second City Randomness — March 15, 2011 @ 15:59

  5. Enjoy the Godiva. Good luck in Boston!

    Comment by Kirstie — March 15, 2011 @ 16:01

  6. OMG that coffee sounds sooo good! I should get some!! And congrats on being first wave for Boston! That is awesome!

    Comment by J — March 15, 2011 @ 16:31

  7. Yum yum coffeee……so i’m a total coffee snob-my FAVORITE is Dunkin Donuts brand….which is SWEET because it’s pretty darn cheap! I don’t know how much that godiva stuff’ll put you back, but think about giving dd a try!

    Congrats on your wave! Baby that leg a little!

    Comment by K — March 15, 2011 @ 17:30

  8. I’m a coffee snob – we even do some roasting of our own. Fresh roasted coffee (as in, roasted hours ago) is amazing. Can’t wait to see how you do in Boston!

    Comment by Terri — March 15, 2011 @ 18:44

  9. Haha, I’ve definitely become addicted to coffee, especially in the winter. The warmth is irresistable!

    Hope you feel better soon!!!


    Comment by Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope — March 15, 2011 @ 20:34

  10. hahaha! You are funny–I have not become addicted to the coffee per say and don’t even own a coffee maker! I know! But, Godiva? That sounds heavenly if it’s anything to do with their chocolate!

    A bag of that has to be cheaper than multiple Starbucks cups throughout the week!

    Comment by Jess @ Blonde Ponytail — March 15, 2011 @ 21:10

  11. ugh, that stinks about the leg acting up- hopefully it resolves itself pretty quickly! with respect to the week cutback not feeling like enough… isn’t it funny how it always takes way longer to get OUT of being worn out that it does to get INTO being worn out?

    but the real question… does your leg still function enough for rock climbing??

    Comment by kristinschleicher — March 16, 2011 @ 00:55

  12. With four weeks to Boston…maybe now is a good time to start tapering down? 65, 50, 40, 35? I mean since there is no gym/XT/bike available 🙂

    Since I typically drink most beverages by gulping I like hot, strong, black coffee which forces me to sip and enjoy (which is also why I also enjoy wines and other liquors). When I started making coffee a few months ago I followed the recommended “2Tbsp ground to 6 oz of water”. As I have asked others what they do it seems to me most people are making pretty ‘weak’ coffee. There’s my two cents, even if you don’t want it.

    Comment by danny — March 16, 2011 @ 01:14

  13. I’m definitely a coffee snob (though now I just drink decaf), but never tried the Godiva variety – delicious! Yay for listening to your body – it’s so hard to do sometimes, but if you’re feeling down just keep reminding yourself that Boston is in a month and you want to be good go to by then!

    Comment by mealsformiles — March 16, 2011 @ 07:49

  14. You sound just like me…only this past year have I learned to like coffee. I am a fan of Trader Joe’s varieties. My husband, however, does instant and well, that’s just gross!

    Keeping my fingers crossed for you!

    Comment by MissZippy1 — March 16, 2011 @ 08:54

  15. I bet that coffee is super good. I’m not a huge fan of flavored coffees, but I got some coffee with cocoa in it from TJ’s last time, and I really like it.

    Comment by Chelsea — March 16, 2011 @ 10:03

  16. Yay for new coffee! I love trying out new flavors. Welcome to the enormous world of coffee!

    Comment by Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather — March 16, 2011 @ 10:32

  17. I stalk you daily, but thanks for permission to do so on 4/18. I gotta start thinking of an epic poster! (flight purchased!)

    Umm. Any coffee tastes good with cream/sugar haha. Although I’ve become a bit of a “snob” too– I prefer French press over drip. But yeah like you I don’t really care.

    Comment by Lindsay — March 16, 2011 @ 10:53

  18. I so want to be a coffee snob but frankly I know zero about it other than I can only drink decaf unless I want to be up for 48 hours straight. 🙂 The Godiva sounds delicious though!

    Comment by Ameena — March 16, 2011 @ 12:25

  19. I have never liked coffee, but not for the lack of trying! I hear it’s good for getting the ole system flowing before a race too, if you know what I mean.

    LOL about the stalking. I have been known to look up blogger’s race times before the post them, it’s true. But at least I leave comments and don’t stalk quietly. 🙂 BTW, good luck in Boston! I wish my legs moved fast enough to qualify for that.

    Comment by Eat:Watch:Run — March 16, 2011 @ 13:37

  20. I love good coffee. MSB gets me fancy coffee every year for Valentine’s Day and it spoils my taste buds completely.

    Comment by Jess — March 16, 2011 @ 13:42

  21. I think coffee snobery is a good thing too 🙂 Heal up quick, and good luck with the next month until Boston!

    Comment by Lisa — March 17, 2011 @ 09:54

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