Thursday, August 5, 2010

Three Things Thursday

1)  So if you didn't figure it out yesterday, we're taking the kids to DISNEY!!!  We are leaving tomorrow for Jacksonville, spending the night, and then on Saturday early we arrive in Orlando!  I'm so excited.  This is the first family vacation we've ever been on that didn't include staying with someone.  And it's my first time to Disney with my own kids.  And, bonus, I get to see Chele of Furry Deviants in J'ville on Friday night, and I haven't seen her since... dunno, 1993?, and hopefully I will get to meet her man, R, too.  AND DOUBLE BONUS - MY KIDS HAVE NO IDEA!!!  My kids believe that Chele is the reason for the trip and that we will be spending the week visiting her cat rescue and hanging out on the beach near Jacksonville.  snicker snicker.

2)  My hamstring is lonely for Dave.  Yup.  That's what I said.  "The Illusive Dave" (who is only named this because T laughingly referred to him as this before a run, and it stuck) and I have become quite friendly over the past few months, and I miss him on our group runs.  He's a good running partner, supportive and at the same time, challenges me to think about how the human body is capable of doing more than we think.  He's good looking, which is a nice bonus, and he has a very unassuming personality that makes him easy to get along with and talk to... and from reading my blog, I could guess that you all may have figured out that I talk.  A lot.  When we volunteered at Rockett's Landing Tri he kept me laughing the whole day.  His blog post on that topic is hilarious.  Heck-fire-and-shoot, I'm still laughing... I want to be The ICEMAN next year for Halloween.  Dave is out of commission right now with a "damaged" hamstring.  And because his sore hamstring has been missing our runs, my hamstring has been having sympathy pain.  So starting today, and all next week in Disney, I will be taking the week off from running.  As Dave says, Don't Fight the Hammy.... it will always win.

3)  I often worried that if the time came for me to run long alone, I wouldn't be able to do it.  That's the disadvantage of having so many running buddies...  I always get to run with a lot of support, and I know I 'lean' on them.  But no worries.  On Wednesday's 14 miler, in the pitch black & pouring rain (1 inch/hour), I was alone.  My pace was terrible, and while I berated myself on the run, when I got home and thought about it, I realized, pouring rain, in the dark, alone, that it wasn't too bad and I'm just going to embrace it and be proud. I forced myself to run past my house and finish the whole 14 miles.  So, any doubts I had about a 14 mile test were laid to rest.  I can do 14 miles on my own in the worst conditions.

9 comments:

Jen said...

I was going to guess Disney...

I am going to run 16 by myself next Thursday... I hope I feel the same way... of course after your run, not during!

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Silly Girl Running said...

Wow, Disney! Great fun!

And Yeeh on the 14 miler alone; running alone can make you feel so much stronger! :)

Courtney said...

I'm so excited for Disney! Its going to be so much fun. :) Hopefully I'll see you there. Gimme a call

Dave Warfel said...

Big ups for 14 bad-ass miles. And just for the record, I never had any doubt.

Thanks for the linkage, but man, could you set the expectations a little higher next time?! How am I supposed to live up to that?

PS - I almost didn't post this so I could stay as "illusive" as possible.

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Julie said...

have a great trip!! how exciting! we are going to disneyland at the end of september! Got your card today!! thanks!! Starbucks will be waiting for me in the morning!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Sympathy pains...hehehehe

Hmmm 14 miles in the dark and rain... if you can do that solo you have me beat. Just thinking about it makes me want to pull the covers over my head.

HAVE FUN AT DISNEY!!

Chele said...

It's been like 18 years, I think I left VA in 93ish. Poor kids think they are going to visit the crazy cat lady. (PS: sorry for the lack of comments, I haven't blogged in forever or even been on here)

MCM Mama said...

Have a great vacation!!!

And WTG on the 14 by yourself!