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March 24, 2011

Happy Birthday Harry Houdini

Filed under: Uncategorized — marathonmaiden @ 21:06

According to google (anyone else LOVE it when you go to the google homepage and don’t see the regular logo? It sort of lightens my life hahah)

I’m glad google added some excitement because the post was alternatively titled “A List of Things” because

A) I like lists.

B) I’m having trouble coming up with interesting posts now that I’m not doing any interesting workouts

C) The stress sin wave curve is heading to one. Again. I love having a complicated life.

Luckily my love of lists helps and I can check things off easily.  And I can run them off.  Good? I think so.

  • First: I’m glad that you guys found the nutcracker funny.  Or scary. I guess if you guys ever sleep over my mom’s house then I’ll place the thing right outside your door for the morning (yes me and my brother really did that to one of our sister’s overnight birthday party) I really wish my two sister had waited a day and let me in on it! I’m pretty sure my dad bought it at Wal-Mart. On an after Christmas sale.
  • This morning I just did NOT want to get out of bed.  I think I’ve finally dug myself out of the worst part of my sleep debt as I woke up 8.5 hours after I fell asleep. I think part of this is because I’m running less so I don’t need as much sleep.  A plus of being injured I guess. That said, I kept resetting my alarm every 15 minutes this morning. For two hours.  The covers just felt cozy?
  • I ended up having to cut the run short because I was so late getting up but I felt so much better after moving and getting out there! My brain was so foggy when I woke up but I knew that the key to getting better was to just run”. Gotta keep going. Literally and figuratively. And I did feel my brain wake up after the run.  It was a good one too.  11 miles with the last 2-3 being achy and the very last one twinging with pain.  Okay so maybe the last mile wasn’t too good BUT the first 7 of those 11 were much faster than I’ve been running lately.
  • Might’ve been the weather. It was cool (~35*) but sunny and no wind. My sweatshirt and shorts felt just as nice as my covers. I love it with my clothing just feels oh-so-comfy.  Made the switch into a spring-y dress and heels not so nice though!
  • Speaking of clothes: I still haven’t bought the Boston jacket yet. Oops? I really like this year’s colors more than last year.  But I’m hemming and hawing on it because of the price tag.
  • In other Boston news: I’ve given out my number to people, started planning get-together / meet ups but the actual race? I’m still “eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeh” to it.  Worrisome? Maybe. I’m trying to get pumped but, like many of you have noticed, this training cycle hasn’t been RAH-RAH.  I think I’m more excited to meet people! Oh well, the time off of work for Monday and Tuesday of that week has already been approved.  So I’m there.

thanks google images

Anyway. A random post. Kind of fitting to do it this way as I wrote it piece-meal over the course of work tonight (Thursday). I’m just leaving the clinic now. To return in <12 hours. After drinking. Love my life. Hope everyone has a great Thursday night as I hope to have, although I realize that I’m posting this at 2100 so y’all will see in in the morning.


  1. Haha 11 miles is cutting it short?

    I am also having a hard time blogging right now with no interesting workouts.

    Comment by Jess — March 24, 2011 @ 21:19

    • Yeah, I felt weird typing that but considering my Thursday run was supposed to be 20, 11 felt pretty darn short!

      Comment by marathonmaiden — March 25, 2011 @ 13:34

  2. I KNOW….I am SO excited to meet you and everyone else. I would KILL for an eleven miler:) The snooze button gets me every day!!

    Comment by janae — March 24, 2011 @ 21:23

  3. can’t wait to finally meet you! don’t worry…I didn’t buy my jacket yet either. I think i might just get it at the expo. I remember last year they had a ton on Saturday. i am excited yet kinda nervous about Boston!!!

    Comment by Mary (Sisters Running the Kitchen) — March 24, 2011 @ 22:26

  4. “The stress sin wave curve” – ahahahaha, I’m not even a math person and I thought that was pretty clever.

    Comment by shelby — March 24, 2011 @ 22:59

  5. Ahh, I was wondering what that google search image was about today! I loved it, but I was too lazy to figure out it was Houdini.

    I also love that no stopping sign. It kind of makes me think Boston Marathon might be cool. (I’m typically anti. Long reason).

    Comment by RoseRunner — March 24, 2011 @ 23:22

  6. I also want to say thanks for explaining the mystery of the google homepage today!!

    Aside from that, I’ll bet the Boston jacket you speak of is pretty cool and you should probably order it. How bad is the sticker shock??

    Comment by Lisa — March 24, 2011 @ 23:55

    • Not too bad (without rechecking I think it was $85) buttttt I’m a vista haha! In the end I’ll probably get it but just complain incessantly about the price.

      Comment by marathonmaiden — March 25, 2011 @ 13:35

  7. I love the Boston sign. I know that’s not what they meant, but you’ve gotta keep running until you hit the finish line.

    Comment by Chelsea — March 25, 2011 @ 06:34

  8. I believe I typed CA to Hawaii (or Hawaii to Japan?) in Google maps once, and it told me to jet ski across the Pacific Ocean. Love that thing!!! 😉

    Haha love the sign!

    Comment by Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope — March 25, 2011 @ 07:41

  9. I kept seeing the google image and didn’t think twice about it..thanks for helping me in my laziness. 11 miles…short…and 2 hrs of alarm resetting. you kill me…

    Comment by Laura — March 25, 2011 @ 08:46

  10. buying the jacket ahead of time is weird to me. haha. i bought mine at the expo last year. i feel like i only wear it b/c i paid an arm and a leg for it. i’m just not one of “those people” i guess.

    umm. you are super nerd for referencing a sin wave.

    you’re in a slump. you’ll pull out of it. just keep getting out for a run most days no matter how long or short. remember, you do enjoy this! 🙂

    Comment by lindsay — March 25, 2011 @ 09:00

    • I actually wear mine but the colors are, like, way out there. I like how this year’s is a bit more subtle.

      I’ve never said I wasn’t a nerd. But I like the “super” in front of your description.

      I know, I know. I’m in a slump and after every run I do remember that I feel good and love it. But it’s getting my ass outta bed that’s the problem!

      Comment by marathonmaiden — March 25, 2011 @ 13:45

  11. buy the Boston jacket! You know you’ll regret it if you don’t. Glad you were able to run a little bit. Colder weather definitely helps with IT band crankiness. Hopefully we’ll actually have a spring soon and it’ll warm up!

    Comment by mealsformiles — March 25, 2011 @ 10:45

    • I probably will buy the jacket. I’ll just complain about it hahah! Does the cold really help? I figured it’d be worse because the cold would cause more tightness. But since my runs in the cooler morning temps have been going well I guess you might be onto something.

      Comment by marathonmaiden — March 25, 2011 @ 13:38

  12. Thank goodness for LISTS, how would we survive without!! has the Boston jacket and you can order it and get 15% off. Every bit helps!! Email me if you want and I can tell you how to do this.

    Happy Weekend, girl!!!

    Comment by Jill — March 25, 2011 @ 12:15

  13. Can’t wait to meet you!!!!!

    I ordered my jacket from Running Warehouse because there is a 15% off coupon online – so at least it was a little cheaper!

    Comment by Aron — March 25, 2011 @ 13:50

  14. whoa 11 miles is short? boy, its gonna be awhile before I say something like that! lol 😉

    Comment by Caree @ Fit-Mama — March 25, 2011 @ 16:12

  15. oh I wish I was going to Boston just to meet you. It will be here s soon! Go for the jacket.

    Comment by lindsay — March 25, 2011 @ 19:56

  16. I haven’t wanted to get our of bed lately, either. Must be the weather.

    Comment by Terri — March 25, 2011 @ 21:18

  17. Ooh same here! I always love the new Google images that pop up, but then when I don’t “get it” I feel stupid, if you know what I mean. :-p

    Comment by burpexcuzme — March 27, 2011 @ 00:41

  18. If I could, I would live in running clothes. Glad yours felt extra comfortable during your run 🙂 And it seems like you have a good attitude about Boston – some races are for PRs and some races are for having fun (and meeting cool people!).

    Comment by Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) — March 27, 2011 @ 11:20

  19. I would also live in running clothes, although, if I did, I know I wouldn’t appreciate them much

    Comment by specialkphd — March 27, 2011 @ 13:34

  20. I like list style posts! The net is alla bout brevity anyways.

    Comment by Katerina — March 27, 2011 @ 13:49

  21. You are always interesting–I don’t think posts ALWAYS have to be about workouts, they could be about huge Nutcrackers that like to take baths to relax?

    I am going to live vicariously through you and Boston, okay?! I doubt I will ever qualify and know if I did, my time wouldn’t be fast enough to even register, so run for those of us that never will–oh, and have fun doing it!! 🙂

    Comment by Jess @ Blonde Ponytail — March 27, 2011 @ 14:27

  22. I’m not sure what you’d consider my runs if 11 miles is short??

    I am a total list person…I love them online or on paper. There is just no other way!

    Comment by Ameena — March 27, 2011 @ 15:05

  23. i’m totally a list freak. it helps keep me sane, for sure. 🙂
    i had that same problem getting out of bed this morning. ughh. just wanted to SLEEP! glad the first part of your run was fantastic, though!

    Comment by emily — March 27, 2011 @ 19:43

  24. You are going to do awesome in Boston anyway even if you are more excited to meet people haha. 🙂

    Comment by Kelly — March 28, 2011 @ 21:02

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