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12 20 4 & a red jumpsuit

December 4, 2009

Twelve degrees! That was the temperature when I woke up this morning. That’s a tad brisk. Good thing I had a work meeting this morning.  That meant I could run after my meeting – when it was “warmer” out.

Twenty degrees! The actual temperature when I left the house to go running.  Hmmmm. Who’s stupid enough to do that?  The great news was there was no wind. okay – very little wind. It only felt like 19º instead of 20º.

Four miles – the distance I set out to run and did.  It was miserable.  Maybe it was the temperature.  Maybe it was the time of the month.  Maybe it was the fact that I had eaten before I ran.  Whatever the reason.  I am glad to be done with it.  I considered walking the last 1/4 mile – but realized I am doing my running for others this month & IT’S NOT ABOUT ME!!  So. I finished strong – super fast – GREEN DAY was on and pounding out on the drums.  That helped.

Got back to the house and stretched.  My hat and gloves were steaming.  (you know.  like NFL players when they take their helmets off and their big bald heads release all that heat?  no?  never mind.) I was HOT.  I finished stretching and went to take a very hot shower.  The kind that makes you look like you are wearing a bright red jumpsuit when you step out – but it’s just your skin sizzling.  I feel better.

After I got out of the shower I put on my new uniform:

I got my new shirt last week from this Besti – she got it from the water girls when she went to IA for the water weekend – heard all about it – totally jealous but excited for what is going on. Thanks Besti! Thanks Water Girls!  I’ve worn it every night for the entire week – I have it on right now too! (yes. I’ve washed it. twice.) ps – i’ll be there next year to run the thing. i promise.  i’ll even help in anyway you need.  promote. organize. set-up. whatever.

Also notice my new *bling*?  It’s a tad guido.  It’s the middle from my medal (uh?) I got in Florida.   I took it off the ribbon and put it on a chain.  Remember how I said they were so smart for doing that?  I was wrong – kinda…it weighs about a pound and this besti’s 5 year old said, “why you have a quawtuh (quarter) on yo neck?”  “Because it’s my prize kid!” “Because I’m so frickin’ awesome!” “That’s why!” Sorry sweetie.  I didn’t mean to make you cry.

So. My friends. That’s how my run went.  91 miles – 10 so far this month = 81 more to go (tomorrow’s 10 is for Konley & Russ)

Run on Friends!

ps – i don’t make small children cry.

9 Comments leave one →
  1. December 4, 2009 4:52 pm

    geez…you’re mean.

    truly, will you email me your address?
    pam made the pin cushions. she’s a pin cushion making machine.
    but they are just like yours. pretty sure you didn’t give yourself enough credit!
    and the water drop necklace is so awesome. i just happen to have one myself.
    imagine that.

    hope your feet are better!!

    • Mother Runner permalink
      December 4, 2009 4:55 pm

      you’re not sending me a pin cushion are you?

  2. December 6, 2009 10:30 am

    Found your blog…love it, thanks! Totally made me smile today. I will enjoy following your journey. Keep warm out there! Not sure where you live exactly but it’s a balmy 14 degrees right now in Denver and I’m piling on the unmatching layers! ugh.

    • Mother Runner permalink
      December 6, 2009 12:10 pm

      Glad you visited Jill. I like your’s too!
      I’m a day behind you on the weather! Hang in there gal!

  3. Mother Runner permalink
    December 6, 2009 11:05 am

    Glad you visited! We get your weather the day after. I feel for you!

  4. December 7, 2009 1:22 pm

    I found this googling for fellow mommy runners…you are much more prolific than me! It makes me want to run now! You’re awesome. 🙂

    • Mother Runner permalink
      December 7, 2009 1:38 pm

      Hi! I’m glad you feel inspired. I feel the need to go look up ‘prolific’. 🙂

  5. December 8, 2009 1:03 am

    please stop making my children cry.

    i miss you bestie.
    i am glad you are running and not me.
    walking up my stairs is enough.

    i like your bling…your new shoes….and your dirty shirt.
    maybe…MAYBE…i will go to water weekend with ya next year….to run.
    oh did i say that?
    what the what?

    • Mother Runner permalink
      December 8, 2009 8:14 am

      I knew I could bring you over to the dark side.
      You better start shopping for the right bra NOW!

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