Running Just as Fast as We Can…

Whether you prefer to sing the above to the Beatles version or the Tiffany version, I won’t judge you. Considering I am now humming the Tiffany version in my head, I have no right to judge. You’re probably judging me now.

I was hoping this would be a nice little post on how awesome my race this morning was. I was planning on running this and then doing 4 more miles after for my half marathon training-that’s 8 overall. Well, yesterday, two things happened: We got a ridiculous snow storm in the city making everyone freak out (I’m originally from Cleveland…6 inches is nothing people. NOTHING!!!), and I started getting a cold. The race was turned into a fun run (no timing) and I turned into a cranky 25 year old. I spent all day yesterday pondering and wondering and thinking if I should run it or not and eat the $15 I paid for registration and not get a cute t-shirt. After developing a killer headache and a even more killer sore throat yesterday, I decided to sleep in and not run it. I was going to see how I felt in the morning, and if I felt ok, I would to my 8 at the gym.

I woke up feeling ehhh: tired and still with a sore throat, but I decided to just run anyway on the dreadmill. 8 miles with no changing scenery, starting at myself in the mirror that the treadmills face (whose stupid design idea was that!! i hate you!!). I thought I was gonna be bored out of my mind. I’ve also never run 8 miles before, my longest run before being 7. But, I have a 15K in two weeks and need to be prepared for that. So, I ran. and ran and ran. The treadmill timed out after an hour, but I super quickly started over to do my last mile. And watched Millionaire Matchmaker(not by choice. I SWEAR!!) and Make Me a Supermodel. Mile 5, I was really tired and I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to finish. But, by 6 I felt really good and the last 2 were a breeze. And. Oh My God!!! I just ran 8 miles!! Trumpets! Confetti! Lasers! Parade! Hooray! I’m going to DisneyWorld! Yeah…the best part of running…the amazing runners high you get after. And now, it’s like, What cold?? So, although I missed my race, I got a great, even wonderful, run done at the gym. And don’t feel so scared anymore for my 15K. Oh, and in terms of weight loss, as I said i would update, as of this morning, I’m down exactly 10 pounds from Jan 1. About 15 more to go!!! Oh what a beautiful morning….I think I need to calm down a little. I’m gonna start scaring my roommates.

Off to finish my blueberry peanut butter oatmeal, fill the homemade oreos and enjoy the day. Happy weekend!


8 Responses to “Running Just as Fast as We Can…”

  1. 1 arimcg February 23, 2008 at 7:00 pm

    I am excited about these homemade oreos…

  2. 2 WhataboutBob? February 23, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    Congrats on the 8 miles!

    Not to nitpick, but I don’t think the Beatles did a version of that song. It was originally by Tommy James and the Shondells.

    BTW, what are these homemade oreos you refer to, and how can I make them??

  3. 3 VeggieGirl February 23, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    8 miles – what an accomplishment!! Congratulations!!

    Blueberry-Peanut-Butter Oatmeal?? Homemade Oreos?? Yes, please!! :0D

  4. 4 Betsy February 23, 2008 at 11:47 pm

    You’re so right!!! I’m sooo wrong!!! Arg!

    Oh, and a mouth-watering post on those oreos are coming very very very soon…

  5. 5 Betsy February 24, 2008 at 7:11 am

    Bob, now that I know that you’re the Bob I think you are, i think you’re trying to make me look dumb. I refuse to introduce you to any new, oool bands.

  6. 6 WhataboutBob? February 26, 2008 at 12:32 am

    That was not my intention at all. I just really like that era of music. And I really like Tommy James and the Shondells! They did so much great music in the mid to late 60s. I actually like the original version better than the Tiffany version (though I have to admit that when the song goes off in my head it’s Tiffany all the way).

    I apologize if I came off the wrong way.

    and the oreos look to die for………
    ………..i’m soooo makin em.

    oh, and you were right, i’m starting to dig the Arcade Fire.

  7. 7 Betsy February 26, 2008 at 12:53 am

    oh bob-o. don’t you know me well enough by now that i’m joking??? believe me, you didn’t come across the wrong way. i like the orignal way better, but I spent many a night at the Boiler Room Bar in Dwight, Ontario dancing and singing to that song as a consellor.

    if you and mere come to new york, i’ll make you some!!

    horray arcade fire!!! i’m super psyched you’re enjoying them. aren’t they awesome!?!?!

  8. 8 Weight Watchers Community July 2, 2013 at 10:28 am

    What’s up i am kavin, its my first occasion to commenting anyplace, when i read this article i thought i could also make comment due to this good article.

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