07 May 2009

Catching the Marathon Bug

I just stumbled (more on that in a bit) across this article (that includes a photograph) announcing Kara Goucher will be running in Berlin in August. That's not what got my attention (neither is the photo...okay, yes it did). In the article, Kara shares she "desperately" wanted to run the London Marathon the Sunday after Boston, and wasn't talked out of it until Wednesday! How cool is that? I was taken aback by the emotion she shared after Boston, and this really shows how much the marathon means to her. Very cool.

As for that "stumbling" topic, my run today was terrible. I wanted to run an easy 30 minutes, then pick up the pace a bit for another 30 minutes. Instead, I ran 3 miles and felt really crappy. My legs felt especially dead, so I turned around and called it a day. The worse part? It's probably the best day here we've had since last fall. And my arms, as I've mentioned previously, could really use some sun.

14 comments:

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

Wow, she's hot!

But she's wearing the same ladies' long-sleeved cocktail gloves that you favor, so that's ruining it for me.

Way to ruin my Internet running porn for the day, Dr. Buzzkill!

Now I'll have to like head over joyRuN's blog or something to see what she's up to or see if she posted any pictures of her @$$, which I doubt because I've been asking for like months but so far nada because she gets off on being withholding, I guess.

Marcy said...

OK how the hells did we go from Kara Goucher to ToyBunz a$$?! G!!!!

I hear you homie I'm in desperate need for the golden brown skin.

Jess said...

Sorry to hear about the poopy run, but they just happen sometimes and they have no regard for the weather.

And you men and your ogling Kara Goucher. Sheesh. She must have beer scented sweat or something.

Runner Tammy said...

I think this article just shows that Kara does not have good friends.

I have friends who regularly try to convince me to run multiple marathons over one weekend and 50 and 100 mile events over the course of several weekends during runs, after runs and even during tapers.

But until recently I had not succumbed to my friends peer pressure. Now I've completely fallen off the wagon and am curious about the carnage come mid-December.

I am sorry you are not having a great running day. It happens to all of us. I tend to just turn around head inside and goof off until another day when running makes me happy. But when it is warm and sunny outside I will sit in our backyard and watch our cats run around...then I can pretend I am coaching them or learning improved form:-)

Hope your legs are happier and energized later this week!

Tammy

Vanilla said...

"(that includes a photograph)"

Well played, sir. There's no surer way to get me to click a link.

Marcy said...

HA! We shall see how you like being the subject of ogling :P ;-) G is gonna be m-a-d . . .

FLATOUT JIM said...

Yes, that reinforces it. Like I said over at Marcey's

Xenia said...

Congrats on being made BotW. Condolences on the shite run.

Ace said...

BOTW send over. Likin' it. Though with the Kara Goucher link I probably would have found your post eventually....

SteveQ said...

The photo of Goucher doesn't do it for me. Where's the caesarean scar? The jailhouse tattoo? The granny panties? Well, maybe in time...

Michelle said...

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Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

So now that you're BotW, how many more posts can we expect from you between today snd next Thursday?

Judging from past performances, I'd say approximately ...

Zero!

Hahahahaha! You RUN better than you BLOG, Dr. Nic!1!

Wait ... I just made myself depressed.

Congrats!

(Jerk)

Nitmos said...

I was hoping that link wasn't going to send me someplace I didn't want to go. You could have. It would have been easy. And cruel.

Carolina John said...

yea we've had rain 5 out of 6 days here too. good luck this weekend.