Tulsa Tough report is on the way soon!
There are some weeks when I post everyday, and then there are weeks when I don’t post at all. I reckon this is one of those weeks. I just haven’t had anything exciting to blog about and quite honestly (and shamefully) I didn’t do any running. I sat on my butt all week long with intentions everyday to run or do something at least, but those intentions never made it any further than staying mere intentions. I’m thinking next week I need to do some more vlogging, I miss vlogging and I know you all miss my torturous screaming. Who wouldn’t?
I thought in spirit of those abandoned intentions I’d post some races I’m contemplating – only a few of which are committed. And by committed I mean somewhat probably and mostly almost committed.
- May 30 – Tulsa Tough 30 mile bike rally*
- June – Red White & Blue 5k
- July 18th – Too Hot Too Handle 15k
- August 23rd – Hotter N Hell 100 bike rally*
- September 19th – Tour De Fleurs 20k*
- September 27th – Heels & Hills Half Marathon
- October 18 – Columbus Half Marathon*
- October 10th – Hartford Full Marathon (only because I know David misses me so much he can hardly stand it)
Now I gotta run because the Martini Twins have some wine to drink and some bitches to pass.
Sunday I rode 15 miles at a 15 mph pace.
Monday I rode 16.25 at a 15.48 mph pace
Tuesday was track torture day.
Today I ran with the fast people for 3 miles and kept up (mostly) and finished in 26:49 and later rode 15.13 miles at a 14.41 pace.
I’m not sure why this week has been so fast – especially since I’ve put on 4 pounds this week. Work harder, eat less, gain weight. Oh well, I reckon I shouldn’t complain because I’m really happy with my times.
I love the track. I love speed work. I love that I can get a fantastic workout in and it doesn’t take five hours. And the track loves me back by utilizing my genetically gifted super fast twitch muscles. You know, those muscles those Boston Marathoners don’t have many of but I have lots of. I’m not getting new legs any time soon so I better sam hell learn to love what I got.
Today was 800m warm up, 2000m at a 7:56 pace (I rock), 800m medium pace, 1600m at another sub-8 minute pace (rock again), and then a 400m cool down right as the rain rolled in. Perfect timing for sprinkles.
I’m just all about the love today. I’m especially loving this: I received an email from the race director of the half marathon that I bailed on because of the rain and it said the race was canceled due to flooding – and the entrants get FREE entry into the September Half they are putting on. How awesome is that? Love it.
I even shared the love with my dear friend, Jeanne. I love Jeanne. I think I’m going to add a “Ask Runner Susan” button to my blog because my love has no bounty.
And with that love in mind, I’m going to share a blond joke with you. Kenza is all about the blond jokes right now. She especially thinks it’s funny because she’s blond and smart. She thinks it’s even funnier to tell them to other blonds. Like her mother.
A blond girl gets off the school bus and was so excited when she got home to tell her mom what they learned at school. “Mommy, Mommy, guess what? We learned to count today and I could count to 15 and all the other girls could only count to 10. Is it because I’m blond, Mommy?” And the mother replies, “Yes Dear, it’s because you are blond.”
The next day the blond girl gets off the school bus and was equally excited. “Mommy, Mommy, guess what? We learned the alphabet today and I could say the letters all the way to L and the other girls only learned to G. Is it because I’m blond, Mommy?” And the mother replies, “Yes Dear, it’s because you are blond.”
The third day the blond girl gets off the school bus and was excited once again. “Mommy, Mommy, guess what? We had our very first swim lesson today and I was the only girl with breasts and the other girls didn’t have any at all. Is it because I’m blond, Mommy? And the mother replies, “No Dear, it’s because you are 25.”
The things kids hear at school. I’m sure worse is to come. Now, I’ve got to see about getting some time in on the rollers. The Chef’s HHH plan is calling my name and it’s still raining. I have a feeling the rollers might spoil the love thing I got going on.
I went to the track this morning and did strides and 100s. I felt pretty good considering I haven’t done much in over a week. But I’m changing that. Right now and today. And, tomorrow I’m going to the track again and running 3 or 4 miles at various paces. I’m going to run so fast you may not even see me.
But I’ll let you see the new Mizuno Jinx tank top I picked up while I was at the local running store. Initially, I was a bit skeptical because it has a built-in adjustable bra – and those are always disappointing. But not this one – this tank holds the girls in place like nobody’s business. Of course, I’d wear an additional bra – but the two layers combined are iron clad. This makes my girls happy.
While I’m at it, I’ll show you my new bike jerseys. Only because they are so cute and sooo argyley. The front is just basic black with a little pink skull decal but the back has cute argyle pockets. For the side and back pocket view, I threw in a complementary superhero arm pose at my own expense. I’m nice like that and it helps with the overall adorableness.
And here’s the green argyle one:
They are both from Twin Six. I love their shirts because they are light weight and have no hamhock restricting elastic at the bottom. I also like these jerseys because it is a proven fact that being cuter on the bike makes you go faster. Hey, I don’t make this stuff up; but we all have to follow the rules.