Happy Thursday! It’s my Friday for the work week, so I’m feeling good and bustin’ out some bullet points!
- I ran nine miles this morning! Yes, I know I was just crowing about my eight mile awesomeness on Monday, but this week’s long run had to be moved up a few days. More on that in Bullet Point Number Two. Nine miles felt spectacular! I ran here in town, which means that there was exactly one hill on my route and it doesn’t actually count as a hill because it’s just an overpass. Lucky me, it’s pretty easy to run nine flat miles. Talk to me when I do hills again next week for my ten-miler. I hit marathon pace with no problems and saw a surprising number of other runners (surprising because it was 6 am on a Thursday, not exactly running rush hour). Pretty soon I’m going to stop mentioning this, but today’s run was my longest run of 2011!
- I’m racing this weekend! It’s “just” a 5K, but I’m pretty excited about it. I haven’t raced a 5K in a rather long time (March 2010, to be exact). Crazy, right? But I PR’d by so much at that race that I frankly don’t see myself beating that time ever again. And being the kind of girl who is ridiculously competitive with myself, I sort of didn’t want to race any more 5Ks and “lose.” This one is perfect, though, because it’s a very hilly course, so there’s pretty much no chance of a PR. There, now the pressure is gone! I’m going into the race thinking of it as speedwork and hillwork combined, both of which I need to train for the CIM. My goal is to run strong and push hard. Time-wise, I’m okay with whatever comes to me.
- Blogging has turned me into a person without shame! This week isn’t the first time I’ve noticed it, but I had to laugh at myself and the state of my blogging life on Tuesday when I picked the winner of the PROBAR giveaway. I had my blog open in the browser and little slips of paper all over the floor when Little Boy came home from school. Without even taking off his backpack, he hustled over and said, “Ooooh, a bloggy giveaway! Do you need me to take pictures?” I was unembarrassed as he filmed me chanting eenie, meenie, miney, moe. I don’t even think twice anymore about snapping selfies in public or posting unflattering pictures of myself on the internet. In fact, here are a few outtakes from past posts to give you a little giggle on this fabulous Thursday:
This was the very first selfie I ever took for the blog, way back in June 2010. I remember feeling terribly self-conscious and hoping IronHubs and the kids wouldn’t wake up while I was taking this photo!
What’s the silliest/most embarrassing thing you’ve ever done for your blog??