Friday, January 15, 2010

Guilty, Guilty, Guilty

That is how I am feeling by not doing the P.F. Chang's Rock N Roll Marathon this weekend. It is one of the largest races in the country and I always do it, but not this year. I am going to do a half marathon in a couple of weeks and then *planning* to do another full in February...depending on my training. I am quite tired after Ironman. I did a half marathon and 10 mile race just weeks after Ironman and both felt harder than they should.

So I'm setting this one out and it feels very strange. So many people at work are running in it. I see all the advertisements for it. I hear about the expo and get emails about it. My training group is having a lunch get together to support all those doing it. And I'm not. It's weird. But it is my choice. I'll save my legs for many other future races.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Pet peeves

1. People who run faster than I do and don't even try or train. They just can run a marathon and run it quickly with little effort. Some people just naturally qualify for Boston every year.
2. Men who lie about their age. It's okay for women, but for some reason, I'm not okay with it when a man does it.
3. When all the radio stations take a commercial break at the same time. Same with television stations.
4. People who obviously hate cyclists. Share the road.
5. Scam charities. Sick people are profiting off of the current situation in Haiti by setting up fake charities. There's a place in he** for you I'm sure.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Life is so short. Seeing the images on the Internet of the destruction makes me want to get on a plane right now and just do anything I can to help.

Mother Nature is one big beast.

Monday, January 11, 2010

I believe...

I believe that Starbucks can make life feel better
I believe that if you challenge your body and push it harder, it will respond
I believe that all men are innately jerks. Some can overcome this, but most don't
I believe that everything happens for a reason
I believe that a good run can make you feel better
I believe that if you really want something bad enough, you will do what you need to do to make it happen
I believe that dancing will liven your spirit
I believe that sunshine lifts your spirit
I believe that you have to smile when eating cake. It just makes you happy