Monday, November 17, 2008

Death Becomes Me

Claire and I are in the middle of our training for the Disney Marathon in January...this weekend, we had to do a 15-mile run, so we thought it would be great to visit one of the great Virginia State parks and do some trail running.

When we arrived, we found a map, plotted the course and took off. Sure we forgot our water at the car, but we would be circling past the car at mile 6(ish), so we could just grab it then.

16 miles later, we found the car. Somewhere we missed a sign or the trail is stupid.

16 miles is a long way to go without proper hydration...

Did I mention Claire had 1 piece of toast, 4 hours prior to running...and that was it?

16 miles is a long way to go having only eaten a piece of bread that day.

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People swear up and down that trail running is easier on your knees and back, but I have a tough time believing that. I can't tell you how many times I came down awkwardly on a root or an unseen hole, jarring my back and turning my ankle. Claire kept telling me to look down as I run, but she forgets that at 6'5, many branches are lying in wait to decapitate me.

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On Saturday, we spent 6 hours running errands...which translated into man speak = shopping.

Bed, Bath and Beyond (x2 locations) and Nordstroms...that was it.

Come to think of it, that is crazy. 6 hours at both places and all I have to show for it is some pewter wipes and a fiance who looked smok'n on Saturday night (she had her makeup done at Nordstroms).

Maybe I did win that deal.
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Going out to dinner and seeing Bond tonight. Wooohooo!

11 comments:

WILLIAM said...

Which "running" was worse...16 miles? or errands?

Sue said...

I totally feel your pain. We did a 10 mile training walk this past Saturday. It was nearly 90 degrees and I had one warm bottle of water with me, and had eaten a cold pop tart for breakfast. Not exactly what I'd call great planning.

Our 60 mile walk comes up this weekend. I am SO not ready...

rs27 said...

It must have been the greatest piece of toast ever.

for a different kind of girl said...

I'd have totally gone with trail running being harder with the uneven surfaces.

Also have to ask what pewter wipes are...

MaBunny said...

Yuck, that run didn't sound like fun! I love going and getting makeovers at the make up counters, you alwasy walk away feeling like yourself but looking totally different! Did you take a picture of Claire all made up?

April said...

I wish I liked to run. But there is just too much stuff bouncing around. I'm afraid I'm going to knock myself out with a floppy boob. Yeah, I'm sure you didn't need to know that. Sorry.

kimmy said...

You went to Nordstroms? Jealous!

We need one of those stores in Maine.

Kimmy

Katelin said...

16 miles and no water? i'm pretty sure i would have died.

Leigh Ann said...

I couldn't be paid to run 15 miles. I try, don't get me wrong...but after mile 2 or so, I just end up walking and muttering curse words the rest of the way.

juice said...

I think you deely won!!!

JP said...

I think it's great you are going to run the Disney marathon. I would love to do that someday, but then I think, "why run that far and waste a perfectly good automobile."