Friday, January 14, 2011

I Entered The 21st Century

This week has been crazy-craze for me.  Essentially Angela's entire family is in town, which has been lovely and super busy all at once.  On top of that we kicked off our little Glenner Running Group this past Wednesday and it was a blast.  I am using a 10 week Run/Walk program through Cool Running to get everyone to their first 5k.  I already see great things in their future.  I was completely floored by everyone's motivation and how well they did through the running portions.  The energy was contagious.  These ladies kick some serious butt.  I'll keep you posted on their progress.

Due to the busyness of the week I had to squeeze my runs into every little crack I could find.  Okay, that came out sounding terribly wrong.  Anyway, I ran a lot during lunch this week and last night I managed to squeeze in 8 miles in an hour before meeting the family for dinner.  I showered the bod and pretended my hair was clean.  Nobody knew the difference.  My hygiene has gone out the window with marathon training.  Buh-bye.

I hate to rub these pictures in for anyone that is covered in piles of snow right now, but here are a few photos I snapped during my lunchbreak trail run.  It almost looks like I am out in the country but I live and work about 2 1/2 minutes from downtown.  This green bliss is smack dab in the middle of "urban" San Diego.

Look at how green that grass is!
6th Ave
Old Wooden Bridge, looks so "country"
My Happy Trails
Booty buster, right there!

The reason I was so camera-happy is because I have a brand new 21st century phone!  I have always had the most basic cell phone without all those gizmos and gadgets.  Over the weekend Angela and I realized it would be cheaper to get on her plan.  So there I was, standing amongst all these super high-tech devices in awe of their capabilities.  I ended up with an Android (because I couldn't get the iPhone).  I really don't like the name of the phone, it sounds like an alien.  It has taken me all week to figure out how to work this crazy computer phone. 

I was able to run with that little sucker and take pictures while also listening to Pandora!  Talk about multi-tasking at it's finest.  I feel so hip and cool, I can't even stand it.

Be prepared for random pictures galore. 

Again, I don't mean to rub it in but it is in the high 70s today and I sweat my butt of on my lunch run.  I really had to clean my sweaty areas and make myself presentable.  A little perfume and some make-up go a long way.

This weekend marks our very last 20 mile run before the marathon.  This actually makes me quite sad because I look forward to my long runs all week long.  It's like my dessert after a week of just having dinner.  Nothing compares to that feeling of running for hours and that feeling of resting afterward.  I will try to soak up every last stride this weekend before I begin taper madness.  Cutting down my mileage doesn't sound like fun at all and I'm sure I will have some serious ants in my pants.  I'm also pretty sure you'll read all about it.  Lucky you.

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!  I'll be at Angela's parent's vacation rental on the beach all weekend.  It is literally 2 steps from the sand and filled with sounds of the waves crashing.  Talk about PEACE...

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