6.02.2008

Checking in

I'm in the midst of what is quickly becoming a super month. My birthday is this weekend--the festivities for which have been kept in the strictest of secrecy. Then there is my company's annual booze cruise. Then there is Fairfield. And then there is the cooking class coupled with Eddie Izzard on the same weekend.

So I have to keep it brief today: yesterday's run was hard. Twelve miles, 79 degrees, no cloud cover, three bridges, and one headache that started before I left the house. Then throw in periodic stitches (they're back!) and some walking breaks and you get a run clocked in at a 9:10 pace. I think the last time I went that slow was MY FIRST MARATHON EVER.

But it's all down hill from here. Whaaaaaaa hooooooooo! It's time to taper!

Stay posted for a new Gym Carny profile.

10 comments:

Nitmos said...

I eagerly await the next Gym Carnie chapter.

Way to get that tough run out of the way prior to the race!

chia said...

Ouch, tough one. Great job pushing through tho!

Question - what do you do for a pre-run headache? Someone told me that it's not good to down nsaids prior to a run. What is your opinion/experience?

Marcy said...

Oooooooo HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! All the best peeps are born in June ;-) This week rocks for B-days! Mine is Wed. Whoot!

Kevin said...

Sounds like you have quite a busy month. Annual company booze cruise? Must be a great company to work for

The Laminator said...

Happy early b-day, SRod! I hope all your birthday wishes come true...including a certain watch with GPS positioning maybe?

Ted said...

Happy Birthday, dude! That's remind me that my wife's birthday is on Flag's Day. Any chance that I could sneak onboard the booze cruise?

Amanda said...

I love birthdays! Hope yours is super.

Man I know about the headache runs, I've been doing those lately and they suck up your energy.

J said...

I hope you have a wonderful birthday!!

Jess said...

You say "booze cruise" and all I can think of is Michael Scott on The Office yelling, "I'm king of the world!" Please tell me you'll do the same?

Non-Runner Nancy said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!