Thursday, January 20, 2011

three things THURSDAY!

1) ... in 3's.  You know that saying that bad things come in 3's?  Well.  Yea, it sucks that it's a true saying. 1. On Thursday I woke up to an fankle that protested weight.  2. On Friday we had the "second opinion" appointment ... and that Md was no more encouraging than the last.  In fact, it was a little worse hearing it from her because she specializes in the area we're exploring.  3. On Tuesday I had to get a cracked tooth fixed (w/ a crown).   I've never had a cavity, never had braces, ... never had anything outside of a scheduled cleaning.  Yea, well, the dentist started drilling only to discover that my mouth wasn't numb.  uh, I think that's what we like to call and EPIC FAIL here at Chez moi.  Three bad things are done.  So I hope that GOOD things also come in 3's.

2) Forced Rest.  Since Sundays run was so painful that I contemplated throwing myself in front of a GRTC Bus I decided to take a running hiatus this week.  Been TEARING UP THE POOL.  Every time I go I zip up and down the lap lanes, lapping the people on either side of me with every pass.  Yea, well, the little old ladies who do side stroke never even saw me comin'...   In theory, today is my last day of forced rest.  Tomorrow I'm checking the foot, Saturday I rest because Sunday I race.

3)  Frostbite 15K.  I'm racing on Sunday.  I'm running in a race on Sunday.  If I can race Frostbite I should be able to take more than 10 minutes off my first Frostbite effort.  Is that insane?  Not really.  The first time I raced Frostbite I was a newbie runner.  I did it as a training run for a Half Marathon, and it was a REALLY great distance for that.  What's funny is that I really thought I kicked booty that day and remember being a PR.  So, if I race to my ULTIMATE potential according to McMillan, I know:  I'm not going to place, nor am I going to finish top 10.... but it would be a very good thing for my confidence coming off this week of rest and gearing up for Marathon #3.  OK, and I admit to vanity.  It would also be fun to say, "I ran the Frostbite 15K in X:xx:XX".  (not ready to talk about the UBER goal, but the straight up goal is to break 1:20)

9 comments:

fancy nancy said...

Ugh...not a good stretch for you! Good luck this weekend on your race and I hope you are healing well!!

Heather -Momma Running Amok said...

sorry about the 3 hiccups this week. At least you can swim with your Fankle. Swimming is awesome exercise too! I would love to join a masters swim program. You are racing on your Fankle Sunday? I will be thinking of you and hoping and praying for a pain free experience. I love checking out times on the McMillian calculator it is telling me that I ought to be able to run a 4:02 marathon next weekend....UMMM not sure about that! But I should hope. Hoping you get a PR Sunday!

gmontalvo13 said...

not good! :( sorry!
good luck to you!

MCM Mama said...

Fingers crossed that your fankle cooperates!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Sorry about the fankle, not fun to be hurt.. GOOD LUCK running/racing this weekend..

Jen said...

I bet your legs will great for your race... resting can be good. And continue doing what you are doing... listening to your body and adjusting.

Carrie said...

Good luck in the cold. I couldn't do it (whimpy californian here). Hope your Fankle is better.

jilliusc said...

Good things do come in 3s! Run healthy this weekend.

Anne said...

I hope things look up for you this weekend! Enjoy your race! :)