Archive for June, 2012
Friday, June 29th, 2012
I have great news for you! The Women’s Half and 5K posted their pictures from the race which means I can relive the race all over again anytime I want. I’m warning you, these pictures are incredible and I look gorgeous in all of them so don’t hate me cause I’m beautiful.
Now this pictures is from the very beginning of the race. As you can see within the first few steps my face/body was already in utter pain.
When I got down to the end of the turn, I realized the camera man and did my best attempt at looking somewhat pleasant.
This would appear to be when I was running so slow that I’m fairly certain it was actually a walk.
Then something weird happens for the next few pictures. Check out my special hand…
But it gets worse…
What IS that hand doing?? I want to slap it down right now. Stop it special hand, stop. That hand eventually crept away to stop my Garmin at the end of this horrible race.
Um do you see that? The photo cropped perfectly to make it look like I was running a men’s race. Unless I haven’t told you guys something….
Now that you’ve had your fair share of horrible pictures of my busted self, here are this weeks best Friday Searches!
- 1st place prom dresses short (Why do people constantly search prom dresses and end up on my blog?? I’m 24!)
- Can you see a woman’s face in the 50 shades of grey picture (What does this even mean?)
- Is the picture of ryan gosling peeing real? (So there is a real picture? Well my readers will be happy to know that then!)
- Oatmeal face overnight (If you do this, please take pictures and share them with me.)
- Korean female bodybuilder (Well that’s interesting…)
- Women peeing pants (Welcome to my life.)
So there you have it! Not a great week for Friday Searches but still fun. That’s all the nonsense I have for now!
Big plans for this weekend??
Tuesday, June 26th, 2012
Yesterday I woke up angry. I just couldn’t get over the anger I felt after that awful 5K. If you have been reading my blog for a while, you know that I’m injured and need surgery. Unfortunately due to some crappy insurance issues, my surgery is on hold for a little while so I have no idea as to when I will be on the road to recovery but I know it’s not anytime soon.
Thinking about all this, how I’m injured, I need surgery and won’t be getting it for a while, I just knew I couldn’t let that 5K sit in my stomach as the last run/race I’ve had. The run was awful, I felt awful and the worst part was I gave up. Even when I saw the finish line, I actually slowed down opposed to giving it all I had left.
So I woke up yesterday angry and ready for redemption. PartyDog was at the gym which meant I could slip outside unnoticed (and without a fight about how I shouldn’t be running) and the weather was perfect: 65, breezy and sunny. I hadn’t done the wash yet so I had no clean running clothes which meant all I had were some old shorts, a cotton t-shirt (oh no!) and I somehow found two random mis-matched socks in my drawer. There was no fancy sweat-wicking shirt, no fancy running socks or shorts. It was just my sneakers, Garmin and myself.
As I was walking down to the path I knew was a 5K, a bunch of thoughts went through my head: What if this run is worse than yesterday? What if I really can’t run any faster? What if my legs just aren’t able to move? What if…what if…
When I realized I was about to sike myself out, I simply said ‘screw all that’, pushed the start button on my Garmin and went.
I ran, I hurt, I conquered.
This run felt brilliant (that’s fast for me peeps!). It was one of those runs that hurt in all the right places. It was painful, hard and I wanted to stop and say ‘whatever it doesn’t matter’ multiple times. But I pushed through because that’s what running is about. If running were easy, everyone would do it, but it’s hard, really hard. That feeling when you push through that wall is like no other. I was finally able to answer the question the Women’s Half Chicago asked all along: Why do you run? Answer: because I can push myself to accomplish great things. Back to basics: no fancy running clothes, no race bib, no fancy clif-shots, gus or gels, just running (and a fancy Garmin….and a busted face).
That’s all the nonsense I have for now! Why do you run?
PS. I realize running was probably a stupid idea, but I’ll be done for a while, don’t you worry!
Friday, June 22nd, 2012
Let’s take a moment of silence to recognize the fact that today is in fact Friday….
Were you silent because if you weren’t I promise you I will come over and kick you. I haven’t decided where (leg, face, shin) but I will do it. Enough of that, on to bizznass: Friday Searches! I got an abundance of people wanting to know about Ryan Gosling’s bathroom habits this week. Even more than usual, is there something I don’t know about going on? Should I be interested in him peeing too?
- 50 shades of grey, book photos (Well you are a wild one aren’t you? Looking for pictures from this book..)
- Can you eat plain chobani on its own (I believe you can, I have been doing it for years but I’ll let you know if I get shingles or something anytime soon from it.)
- Does she pee on him in 50 shades of grey. (I don’t know what to say about that?)
- Feasts going on this weekend (If you find some let me know, I could use a good feast.)
- Hate me skinny (Normally people like their skinny selves?)
- Hop on treadmill while its running (I really do not encourage this but if you do decide to do it, make sure I’m around to watch.)
- Why people hate elliptical? (Because it’s really boring, that’s why)
- My chin bandaid (What happened to your chin? Did you fall?)
- Vanessa Hudgens oops 2012 (???)
And the winner this week goes to:
- I peed my pants running marathon.
Well that is unfortunate. I honestly would do the same thing however if I were running a marathon, had to go, and there were no portas around. Good news is, this person ended up on my blog and I’m sure they got lots of educational reading material on peeing your pants since I do this on a regular basis.
I of course have to make one more shameless plug for the Chicago Women’s Half-Marathon and 5K that is THIS SUNDAY! If you are there please look for me. I’ll be the mopey girl feeling sorry for herself that she can’t run the half-marathon. Doesn’t that make you want to come find me in the crowd?
And lastly, if you are looking for some inspirational reads today (because you obviously won’t find that here on my blog) check out Lindsay’s first triathlon recap HERE and Melisa’s Iron Man recap HERE. Phew, I’m tired and hungry just from reading those. I better go nap and refuel, I deserve it. That’s all the nonsense I have for now!
Tell me your weekend plans!
Tuesday, June 19th, 2012
You know what I love? Really nice people. One of the cool things about blogging is working with different companies and their products. When Chike Nutrition contacted me to see if I was interested in reviewing their newest protein powder I was pretty excited. I was even more excited when I talked to the nice people at the company and now wish they were all in my family. The people over at Chike Nutrition are quite possibly some of the nicest people I have ever spoken to which made me even more anxious to start mixing their protein powder!
Nice people AND a great product? I’m sold. Now Chike has a few protein powders out there but they sent me their newest product to try: High Protein Coffee. High protein coffee=me all up on that. Here’s some specs:
- 2 shots of espresso per serving
- 20 grams of Whey Protein
- 23 Vitamins/Minerals
- 130 calories per serving
- Only 2 grams of sugar per serving!
I KNOW! All that protein and vitamins/minerals for only 130 calories and two grams of sugar. Is this real? It is. You want to know the best part: IT’S GOOD. REAL GOOD.
Since it’s summertime and and hot here in Chicago (like really hot) I have been having some Chike in the mornings post-workout over ice. The thing I like most about this protein powder in relation to others is that it tastes a lot more natural. In my opinion, most protein powders taste really sugary. This one however doesn’t which for some reason makes me think natural. I really fancy it and can honestly say it’s my favorite protein supplement I’ve tried to date. Not to mention I want to spend holidays with the people who work there. It’s love.
Enough of my obsessive rambling. Time for what you’re waiting for! Chike wants to give five of my super fabulous readers a starter kit including a few packets of the powder and a shaker of their very own. Yes, you read that right. Not one, two, three or even four. FIVE of you will win this and then win a visit from yours truly when I come to your house to steal it.
How to enter:
Leave a comment on this post answering the following question:
- Iced coffee or hot?? Which do you prefer?
- Extra entry for liking Chike Nutrition on Facebook and leave a separate comment letting me know ya did!
**Contest ends Sunday at midnight. Winner will be chosen at random and announced on Monday! Good luck beautiful people!