Monthly Archives: November 2012

Happy Thanksgiving and Road ID Offer

We are traveling most of Thanksgiving but I hope  you have (or will have) a good holiday!  What did you eat?

Traveling would not have been my first choice on how to spend Thanksgiving Day, but it was the best we could do.  I can’t wait to spend Friday catching up with our NC friends.

And in honor of Black Friday, Road ID is offering my friends and readers a special deal.  I am a fan of Road ID, especially as I have taken more and more to the trails.  Road ID, depending on the model, provides up to 6 lines of text information in case you should be unable to speak for yourself.  Contact numbers, allergies, etc.  You can choose from wrist, shoe or ankle models.  And even provide yourself an inspirational message.  It is a must for anyone that runs trails, during off-hours, in rural areas, any runner at all.

For the first 20 takers, Road ID is offer $1 off any Road ID order.  The offer is good for the next 30 days.

Coupon Number: ThanksNicole19221429

Happy Thanksgiving and thank you to the great people at Road ID!


Wednesday: No, No and No

Hard work often pays off after time, but laziness always pays off now.No, I haven’t seen Skyfall or Twilight.

No, I didn’t run today.  I walked 3 miles.

No, I haven’t started packing yet.  How long can it take to pack a pair of jeans, two sweaters and some jammies?

There will be (should be) large amounts of beer and wine this weekend.  Or people other than me will suffer.

It was hair appt day.  It is different than it was before.  It took FOREVER.  The girl was very nice, but very slow.

The rest of the day was work, taking care of some paperwork and the 3 mile walk.

Thursday brings another double run attempt, dropping the dogs off at camp and a trip out to my parents before we head East for Thanksgiving.  And packing.

Monday: Double Trouble

This is me most days. I see how many days in a row I can go without driving my car.But Monday started with an appt at VW to get my car serviced.

I knew I was shooting for a double run day as I am trying to get all my mileage into 3 days before we travel.  So when I was done at VW (and Trader Joe’s), I headed home and got ready for Run #1. That run was FAST.  For me, fast.  And I was happy to have it done before lunch, around 11:30.

Run #2 came around 4;15.  We had an unexpected appointment Mon evening and I REALLY wanted to get the run in (and a shower) before we had to go.  Which I did.  It wasn’t as fast as the first run, but still felt good.

Run 1:  4 miles / 42:50

Run 2:  4 miles / 44.40

The rest of the day was spent working, watching Heroes on Netflix and dealing with some bank stuff.  Not very exciting.

Sloth Sunday: Amazing

We spent today doing some errands and then headed back out to witness something AMAZING.  Ironman Arizona.  It is a full Ironman that takes place in Tempe and Phoenix.  The swim is in Tempe Town Lake and the start/finish ffor the rest are in Tempe Beach Park.  2.4 mile swim.  112 miles bike.  26.2 miles run.  And it was WARM today.  Like people having trouble warm.

Pro’s went out at 7:00am and age groupers at 7:30.  You have 2.5 hours to complete the swim, then you have to be off the bike by 5:30pm and have until midnight to finish the marathon.

This first picture is T-2, Transition two.  Where riders come in on the bike and leave out on the marathon.  It is AMAZING to see these people and their determination.  Not to mention the millions of dollars in bikes just sitting there in Tempe Beach Park.

The course is looped for the bike and the run.  It was fun to be able to see runners and bikers at the same time, coming in to the lake and going around the lake.  We saw the first few men come by about a quarter mile from the finish.  Then we walked over to the finish line (second picture) and saw the women 3-10 or so come through.

There was incredible support all along the way for people and it just felt amazing to see all of these people complete such an amazing race.

As I am typing this, 13 + hours into the race, people are still coming through the finish line with HUGE smiles on their faces.  They just accomplished something that they spent months training for.


Saturday: Sell me something!

The courage to ignore the obvious wisdom of turning back.Saturday started out with the dog getting me up at 4am. Apparently he had already gotten Michael up at 2am and Michael couldn’t find his way back to the bedroom.  i found him in the guest room.  So Solo was up again at 6am but this time just to snuggle.  And then  was up at 7am.  I did the litterbox and some other household stuff and then headed out the door.

I reversed my route today to even out the camber on my ankles.  Which meant a big downhill on the way out to mile 2, and then that HORRIFIC HEADWIND down the canal to mile 4.  By the time I turned off the canal for mile 4 uphill, the uphill felt easier than the wind.    And mile 5 was rolling hills and back into the neighborhood.

Run: 6 miles / 1:10:50

Pile On The Miles for this week:  22

The rest of Saturday was spent picking up our Bountiful Basket (pears, apples, banana’s, a pineapple, potatoes, lettuce, tomatoes, carrots, and some sort of melon) and then we looked at a house for sale that has caught my attention.

After that, it was time for a Pampered Chef party.  I went in like most do, saying I don’t really need anything.  But walked out having ordered a small baker with lid and a micro-pot for the microwave.

Food Saturday:

Banana, Soup and Pringles, Protein Bar, Peach, Carrots, Pork Chop with carrots and broccoli, scone, tea.

Sunday brings SLOTH and Ironman Arizona!!!