Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Wednesday Ramblings

43 minutes, 5 miles this morning.  Yay!  I had a great morning run, and that is probably a record time for my fairly easy regular 5 mile route.  What pace is that, hold on, I'm gonna check runnersworld real quick.... Sweet, that is 8:35 miles!  I even had a hill for the final .5 mile with about a 5% grade.  Whew hew!  Now if only I could translate that speed into my marathon.  It is my challenge right now.  I really want to break the 4 hour barrier.  If you all remember from last week I have a free training session with Jason, the triathlete, at the gym I just resigned with.  I'm going in with a list of questions.  This is going to be no easy training session for him.  I'm not going to let him take the first half hour to put in all my measurements into their computer to spit out what my BMI is.  Or to have him log what all my hopes and dreams are for coming to the gym.  I'm going in with my clipboard and questions and seeing what he can do for me.  Hopefully I'm not disappointed!  Hopefully he's not an 18 yr old that just got his PT certificate last month and just finished his first Sprint Tri.  I did have an awesome run this morning so that is a good sign!  Lets hope that the gym is not false advertising him..... Stay tuned tomorrow for what I learned!

Now on to some randomness.  As I sit here, semi - enjoying my protein shake (I'm out of banans and thats what makes them just right) I'm thinking about the big questions in life.  What am I going to teach my kids today?  How can I serve someone today?  What I am going to make for dinner tonight? and Why don't all runners wave?  Are you a waver?  Do you acknowledge your fellow runner while out on the road?  During my run this morning, at my super fast pace ; ), Usain Bolt passes me.  I tried to holler at him that the high school track was back at the last stop sign so he could finish up his sprints there.  But really he was already out of ear shot.  My route is out and back, so he passes me on the out and then again on the back.  Really? I say, 'Good Morning' with a wave and I can't even get eye contact?  He didn't even have ear phones so I know he heard me.  I don't know why I take this is so personally but come on. The non-runners/walkers are always very kind.  They would stop and have a conversation.  Moms with jogger strollers take their hand off and give a quick wave.  Even cyclers occasionally give the head nod and they're going at least 10 to 15 miles per hour.  I just don't understand the non-greeter.  Am I wrong, am I taking it too personally?  I don't think so.  I feel there is an undeclared bond between runners and we're happy when we see others putting in the hard work and enjoying our sport.  What do you think?

btw - My 'speaking engagement' went great last night!  I met a lot of great ladies and had fun discussing running and nutrition with them.  They are beginning a 30 day health/fitness challenge and I encouraged them to sign up for a 5K at the end of August or early September.  I hope they take the challenge, I know it would be a great experience! Go ladies!


  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment! I am now a follower of your blog! It's great to find new running friends!!!

  2. Thanks for commenting on my blog! I never quite get the non greeters but figure they could be just exhausted! Or maybe I am projecting my feelings!

  3. Great job!!! I too have wondered by some people wave and others don't!

  4. yeah for great runs! I hope the consult goes how you want, usually I find myself thinking I know everything they are telling me