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May 9, 2011

PSA Time

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , , — marathonmaiden @ 15:19

Tie your shoelaces when running.  Otherwise this might happen

Or this

Or maybe don’t because it’ll be a good cover-up for drunk shenanigans and bruises incurred while consuming too much whiskey later that night. Small favors. Not that I’d know anything about shenanigans. But seriously: tie your shoelaces. Luckily the fall resulted in mostly a bruised ego.

Another PSA: always remember to wear sunscreen.  A lesson I learned the hard way the past few weeks in the nice weather. But a follow-up lesson: remember to REAPPLY the stuff. I’m lucky that I have my annual derm/skin appointment this week.  She (my doc) needs to scare me silly.

Running wise, I’m going at it.  Slow and steady.  Such is the norm.  I think my body is still reeling from the injury back in mid-March, the 2 week long illness I had around the same time and the huge miles I ran that month.  Oh and maybe a little thing called a marathon last month.

That said, I have been slowly ramping up the miles this past week.  I’m not doing anything with my pace right now, mostly because both my legs and mind balk every time I think I’m going to tackle it. But this past week saw the reintroduction of two things:

  • A double digit long run. Early last week I was planning on running 11.5 miles but the really nice weather, coupled with some fresh legs, forced me to tack on an extra 2.5.  FOURTEEN.  And the pace was decent too.  It’s funny how some runs can be so on with both distance and pace while others (*ahem*sunday*run) seem to falter from the get-go.
  • Doubles.  On Friday, after Cinco de Mayo, I had planned on running after work (Fridays are half days for me) but I woke up at 0615 anyway.  Blahhhh. So I got up and went out for a quick run before work and then completed my miles post-work, for a grand total of 12 on that day.  I was planning on 12 anyway but it’s soooo mentally easy breaking up the run as such.

Overall the motivation to GO and the overall pace of my runs is blah.  I’m trying to embrace the blah. There’s too much going on in other aspects of my life to fight this. Maybe I would if I had a big goal race on the docket but I don’t.  C’est la vie.

And, since work is wicked busy today, that’s all you’re going to get.  This weekend, aside from emerging banged up, my roomie and I actually cooked/baked.  Funny how last week I wrote that I really didn’t enjoy it and now I have a recipe to post.  I guess I really don’t like just cooking for one, or cooking by myself, because this was fun.

Off to go apply my new favorite beauty product (seriously. This stuff is GENIUS)

thanks google images


  1. first!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Lacey — May 9, 2011 @ 15:22

  2. OUCH!!!!!!

    YES I need the reminder on sunscreen too. I was so much better at Big Sur but Boston did a number on me. SUNSCREEN!!!!!

    Comment by Aron — May 9, 2011 @ 15:23

  3. and i wish you had been with me when i was reading this b/c i saw the first picture and my mouth opened in the “owwww” kind of way, then i scrolled down and saw the next picture and my jaw dropped further i was like already going “owww” and then was like “oww…OHH my goodness.” hahahaha. karyn!!!!!!!!!! yikes.

    i need to be hit over the head with sunscreen. i don’t wear it. i know i know i know. when you break out easily though it’s easy to ignore sunscreen. but. safety…. i should wear it.

    Comment by Lacey — May 9, 2011 @ 15:24

  4. PSA: Pass this along! wear sunscreen lol

    Comment by larissa h — May 9, 2011 @ 15:49

  5. Yay for aloe vera! Sorry about those battle scars. I hope they heal up quick, and good luck with the slow and steady running. Sometimes you just have to embrace the “blah” 🙂

    Comment by Lisa — May 9, 2011 @ 15:59

  6. Oh man, that knee does not look good. But now you can say stuff like, “you should see the other guy!” and then do air punches. That would be awesome.

    Comment by Eat:Watch:Run — May 9, 2011 @ 16:07

  7. I used to hate cooking because I would be like “What’s the point? If I cook I have to eat it for 2 weeks or just throw it out and waste all that!” Cooking/baking with and for other people is really fun though! Especially because I have no fear when it comes to salmonila and will consume cookie/pie/cake/brownie dough whenever I can! Haha

    Comment by Lindsay — May 9, 2011 @ 16:29

  8. OWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW. That looks…well, painful. Hope you iced that knee if it’s as bruised as it looks.

    Glad to see you’re making progress; it gives me hope!

    Comment by angryrunner — May 9, 2011 @ 17:20

  9. omg that looks soo painful! Glad you’re ok. And hooray for slowly building up the mileage 🙂

    Comment by mealsformiles — May 9, 2011 @ 17:37

  10. Oh that looks ROUGH. I’d invest in cute bandaids. Holla’.

    Comment by Amy @ Second City Randomness — May 9, 2011 @ 17:58

  11. OUCH–but, the next time you say “Shenanigans” I’m going to pistol whip you! (Super Troopers) he he! Have you seen it??

    Comment by Jess @ Blonde Ponytail — May 9, 2011 @ 18:32

  12. OUCH!!! That looks painful for sure. More whiskey might do the trick. hehe.

    Comment by lindsay — May 9, 2011 @ 21:23

  13. OMG, it looks like you’ve been tortured or have stigmata. You poor thing! Damn. Good for you getting the double-digit, may you enjoy your time on the roads with no pressure, just take ’em as it comes. That aloe photo is succulence x 1,000,000 (both literally and figuratively!).

    Comment by Flo — May 9, 2011 @ 21:37

  14. I’ve had a handful of nasty falls myself. They ALWAYS get my palms and knees. Neosporin 2x per day, that’s my suggestion.

    Comment by Jess — May 9, 2011 @ 23:09

  15. Don’t tell anyone that I can’t tie my shoes…seriously! I trip twice every time running outside, and at least have to stop once to tie my shoes on a run over 7 miles…

    Comment by Special K — May 10, 2011 @ 00:44

  16. I saw those sunburns and thought of this video. Fwiw I always wear sunscreen even if it’s a quick two miles, get in the habit of putting it on like lacing up the shoe(s). I don’t wear it if my workout is completed near sunrise. 🙂

    Comment by Richard Blalock — May 10, 2011 @ 07:06

  17. Ooof…sounds like me. I should wrap myself in bubble wrap. I am coating myself in sunscreen this year….too many dumb risks have I taken in my youth…

    Comment by Laura — May 10, 2011 @ 09:47

  18. *someone* needs to offer you an aloe massage…

    My derm actually told me to get sun haha. But it’s bc it supposedly helps with my skin issues… Supposedly. And she only meant like 10mins. I am trying to be better about sunscreen…

    Comment by Lindsay — May 10, 2011 @ 15:30

  19. Ah I am CLUMSY and have fallen on many a run. Nothing that looked quite as bad as your poor hand and knee though. Hope it feels better soon!

    Comment by Katherine @ Neon Blonde Runner — May 11, 2011 @ 00:34

  20. OH no! Hope that heals up quick! I have totally fallen like twice, once my ankle just gave out and the other time I stepped in a pothole. Not much fun!

    Comment by J — May 11, 2011 @ 07:59

  21. Ouchie to both the fall and the sunburn!

    Comment by Chelsea — May 11, 2011 @ 12:02

  22. Yikes! Those bruises look painful. But on the bright side – now you have your very own battle scars 🙂

    Comment by Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) — May 11, 2011 @ 12:30

  23. Wow. Cr@p. That looks uber painful.

    Great advice on sleep deprivation leading to better times while running. I’ve never thought that being numb in life could be a good thing.

    Be safe out there!

    Comment by Matty B. — May 11, 2011 @ 23:22

  24. eeek and yippeee!

    eek for the owies

    and yippe for ATX, really?

    Comment by tricia — May 11, 2011 @ 23:24

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