"...In the end, people either have excuses or experiences; reasons or results; buts or
brilliance. They either have what they wanted or they have a detailed list of all the rational reasons why not."

~ Anonymous
(taken from Matt Erbele's, It Takes Time to Get Good)

Friday, July 2, 2010

June: A month of triumphs, trials, and tawdry escapades

Ok, I will admit it only put 'tawdry escapades' because: 1. It makes my life sound more exciting, 2. I like the word tawdry, because it is so... tawdry, 3. I am a fan of alliteration and I could not find a word that means 'pissing and moaning' that started with a 't.'

Sorry to those pervs, that I lured her under false pretenses. And I think we all know who I am talking about...

June has been a challenge to say the least, but it has finally come to an end, so in the interest in maintaining accountability I will post my totals.

I imagine we all read these things for validation of our own level of training and either say something like, "Well, shit. I ran WAY more than that. I rock!" or "Well shit, even RBR ran more than me, for Christ's sake. I need to get my head out of my ass and get running!" Whatever the case may be for you, I hope this helps. *smirk*

Running: 93.5 miles (up from 72.5 miles last month)

Biking: 257 miles (up from 197 miles last month)

Swimming: 0 miles (why is this still a category on my totals?)

Weight loss: +0.2 pounds
(yes, that means exactly what you think. For the entire month of June, I had a net I GAIN of 0.2 pounds, ON MY FUCKING DIET. Not happy.)

Sadly, in other news, I am injured. I have acquired acute WRS

Whiny Runner Syndrome.

It is characterized by never ending complaints about the heat, wind, lack of wind, other runners, cyclists, and my running partner. Asking incessantly "how far have we gone?", frequent stopping to remove "rocks" or other invisible to the naked eye debris from my shoes, petulant outbursts to LA Run Buddy about her "pushing the pace" and "God! If you want a faster run partner why don't you just go get one!"

It is treatable, but I have a pretty severe case.

I took the last two days off and LA Run buddy took me to get coffee and a pedicure. I feel there is hope for recovery.

Tomorrow is my last long run for San Francisco. PCTR 30k Trail run at Pacifica. Should be a torturefest, but a gorgeous torturefest. I will bring my camera :)


Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

Well, fuck me! First again?

Welllll ...? I don't see you fucking me ... Did I not make myself clear?

All right, be that way! You can't even follow simple instructions! Harrumph! See if I'm ever first again!

I could not find a word that means 'pissing and moaning' that started with a 't.'

How about "tantric tantrums"? Or wait - "tantric tampons"!


Well, fuuuuuuuck ME!

On second thought, don't.

Five dollars (Kanadian!) to anyone who posts a comment more obscene than this one!

Unknown said...

I have to admit to one thing that makes my knee situation not so bad...I don't have to find any excuses not to run in the hot weather. ROFL!

Jo Lynn said...

When is that race? The one with the SWIM at the start? ;)
You are getting in a lot of running and biking. That's great, of course.
Have a good time tomorrow. I do like that course. It's tough alright, but it is pretty.

Diana said...

I absolutely LOVE those cat pics!!
Your June numbers look great to me! Although I have a few more "snatches" done!
Now that June is over, I'd give anything to relive it! At least the last week!

christine said...

"WSS" whiney swimmers syndrome...i happen to hate it at the moment...wendell and sarah take good care of their peeps...try to have fun hehehe...you know between the climbing and the more climbing.

Unknown said...

Thought you might enjoy this one:

If God invented marathons to keep people from doing anything more stupid, the triathlon must have taken Him completely by surprise. ~P.Z. Pearce

Lindsay said...

i am always up for some excuses. my "shoelace comes untied" a lot and i need to stop and wait to cross cause of a car half a mile away... safety first.

.2 gain seems good to me (uh cause i'm sure mine is worse), but i guess the emphasis is on the diet part, which of course sucks. all that effort for those non-results. love being a woman.

SteveQ said...

"Run Race Repeat" and "Fab 5 Fifties" aside, I'm not a fan of alliteration (one was accidental, the other someone else's doing).

I got here late and, after your newest post, looks like things are getting better for you already.

Li Ly said...

haha WRS, I think I have a chronic case of that :)