Monday, July 7, 2008

Put a Cap in the ReCap

I was totally MIA from blogging this weekend - guess that means I must have had fun. HA!

Thursday night I was invited to a really cool party with The Aggressor. It was the first time I felt the "Marathon Sacrifice." You know what I mean? I really wanted to go to this party - bay front with awesome people. But I knew I had to not drink and go to bed early so I could wake up before normal humans to get my 16 miler in. And that's just what I did. I told the Aggressor that sacrifice is part of the deal with me, and he better get used to it. He said that my dedication is one of the reasons he likes me. tee hee.

I woke up at 6am on 4th of July - and hit the pavement. I'll tell ya one thing, the first couple miles were a struggle, but about mile 4, I was in the zone. I was running it by myself, which wasn't too bad. Luckily is was really overcast - perfect running weather. Also, since it was the 4th, all the crazy tourists were setting up their camps ~ made for some interesting people watching (my 3rd favorite past time). I had my shot blocks at mile 6 and mile 12. I felt fine the entire time. I completed the run in 2hr 36 minutes, which breaks down to 9:45 min miles. I felt like I was going a lot slower, especially at the beginning, so I'm ok with that time.

I went to a party where the Captain was. It was ok. I guess I can say that I feel like it's really, really over now. Like I've mentioned before - I need an ANVIL to hit me on freakin' head MORE than once for something to get thru my thick skull.

I then headed over to a party to meet up with The Aggressor. It was a lot of fun. I met some his friends and they were all really cool. In typical Aggressor style, it looks like we are now an item, like exclusive, I guess. Seriously, my life is crazy weird sometimes.

The rest of the weekend was mellow. I ran 6 miles on Sunday - it was a really easy, nice recovery run. Rounded out the week at 30 miles! Sweet.

I have an annoying work week ahead of me: Huge presentation from hell and a big event of Friday. This will definitely interfere with my blogging and reading of blogs, so pardon the interruption.

33 comments:

Marcy said...

LMAO! Love the label "boys are annoying"

Sounds like a good weekend, I think?!? ;-)

Dirty Dancing Through LIFE said...

Well the Aggresor seems like a catch, if he didn't mind the "marathon sacrafice". Good job on the runs. I tagged you by the way. Did I mention that yet?

Jess said...

Yea I have to give props to this dude if he's cool with your running eating into potential socializing time...sounds like a decent dude to me!

And you deserve props for staying dedicated and getting your 16-miler in despite the holiday weekend!

AnthonyP said...

Great 30-mile week and nice long run. The first few miles of every on or my long training runs are always a pain in the a$$.

Robin said...

Sounds like a pretty good guy.

I was up running at 6 on the 4th, too. But I only ran two miles. hehe, you gotta start somewhere, right?

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sunshine said...

Ditto on the props for opting for bed instead of partying so you could get up and run. Marathon training sure gets in the way of drinking, doesn't it? :)

Heather said...

Ok so do we like the aggressor?

My post today should answer your comment. :(

Maddy said...

I like a guy who understands that running is important! I think the "aggressor" is a keeper!

Way to get out there and get it done!

My long run (13 miles) this week was done on the treadmill while I watched the Wimbledon Final - it was just too hot to go outside!

Glam said...

Note to self: stop whining about walking 4 miles...

re: Aggressor - *le sigh* Love is in the air! (or at least a hot, steamy summer romance!)

M*J*C said...

I'm loving the names of your guys...too funny! I'm right there with you on needing the anvil to hit me on the head, I've been struggling with that a lot lately!! Great job on the 16 miler and 30 mile total!

BeachRunner said...

Great runs and awesome discipline! Good luck with work and the boys.

Alisa said...

I hear ya about work interfering with running/blogging...that was last week for me!


Sounds like you had a great 4th! People watching is one of the best ways to pass the miles =).

Tammy said...

The aggressor sounds OK, but I'm not sure how I'd feel about being "exclusive" already... maybe that's just me.

Great job on making your long run the priority!

carla said...

I read your blog and miss my single days (or my youth. who can say).


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Nitmos said...

30 miles. Nice week on the road! You are Captain Agressor! What? No Good?

Xenia said...

Good luck for the coming week and congrats on a great 16-miler.

Viper said...

Nice run-fun management! I would not be so successful at a party. Kudos!

*aron* said...

sounds like a FUN weekend!!! great job on the runs and the 30 mile week!!!

thanks for the hair tips too - i was just saying yesterday maybe i needed to rat it a bit or something to get it to stay, so i think the wetting it could work! will be trying it out this week :)

Non-Runner Nancy said...

He has to do a lot more than understand your running for me to be happy, but it's a start. :D Does he know about our arrangement? :D :D

Have fun while I'm gone.

Zombie Mom said...

He sounds great and I am sooooo... envious of your long run. I am so not getting in the miles with this ridiculous ear infection...I hate not running... I am all for keeping the men who support our running habits - Zombie Dad gets a giant A'OK on that one from me. Good luck with the work stuff...

teacherwoman said...

Sounds like a good guy you might have on your hands... especially if your dedication to running/training is part of what he likes about you! :) Nice job on the run, chica!

Jess said...

Nice job on the 16 miler!

chia said...

He sure sounds like a keeper. Great run girly - You rock!

Frayed Laces said...

After dealing with the marathon sacrifice for awhile, I tried to ignore it last week. Result? Sunday I did a face plant in my boyfriends lap on the ride home from a beach day. (I know where your mind is going---I fell asleep! If only it was X-rated). As much as I want to keep up the social life and training, it aint happening. Sucky sucky suck suck.

jen said...

Great job on the long run and the 30 mile week. Good luck with your presentation! :)

Runner Leana said...

The Aggressor....love the nickname! Plus he understands the marathon sacrifice!

SLB said...

Sounds like a fun weekend, congrats on the exclusivity!

N.D. said...

Great job on the run! IT is always hard to make that sacrifice, and I sometimes want to be more like everyone else and just say screw it!!
Good luck on your crappy work week.

Angry Runner said...

I take it that this new aggressor clown is halfway decent...but only photos can reveal if he is a 'bag or not. It is also evident that he is not a runner. Are we dealing with some sort of athlete, or is this yutz one of those 'chest and bis' workout types?

Amanda said...

I love people watching while I run..or do anything for that matter it's so much fun!

Now on to read your other recent posts.

Viv said...

I am liking that Aggressor. Understanding and likes you dedication, cool guy. Great weekend, babe! Way to stick to the marathon dedication.

Laura said...

Sorry so behind, but yay for you and The Aggressor!

So am I supposed to come up with a nickname for the guy I'm seeing? It seems like the blogger thing to do...