Hey, slow poke!

20 Jun

Workout: Ran 5.46 miles in 38 minutes + a random cardio/weight/Plyometric based class at my gym (~48 minutes)

Gosh that is slow! Don’t laugh at me.  I am just getting off a foot injury again. That’s my excuse. I have new shoes. That’s another excuse.

2nd workout: 20 minute trail run. I was a sweaty mess and it was only twenty minutes. Lots of hills though.

I have until July 4th to get my ass in gear for the half marathon.

The good news is my foot is hurting way less and the Adidas shoes seem to be working out. I still may buy the New Balance 1190 since I have a coupon for Road Runners.  Who knows though? I do see some new Nike tempo shorts in my future. Might as well add to my collection. I really want some blue ones for the 4th of July.


I can’t believe I forgot to do a Father Day’s post yesterday! Shame on me. First I run too slowly and now this? Who am I?

I do love my dad even though I rarely show it.

He’s my biggest fan when it comes to sports. When I play softball and basketball, he practiced with me. I still shoot hoops with him. When I have a race, he times me and waits for me at the finish line.

I can be quite the little jerk to him though. I only see my dad maybe once every three months because of his job and I rarely call him. He irritates me sometimes, but that shouldn’t be an excuse for me to not talk to him. I love him. I do. It’s just his personality that aggravates me. It could be worse, however. I could not even have a dad. True.

I think I owe someone an apology. After all, if I didn’t have him, I wouldn’t have a number one fan.

Questions that need an answer:

Are you and your father close?

Who is your number one fan when it comes to running/swimming/sports/etc?

What was your workout today? 

 By the way, go see Hangover 2. It may be exactly like the first  one, but it is nonetheless hilarious.


12 Responses to “Hey, slow poke!”

  1. SquatLikeALady June 20, 2011 at 5:27 PM #

    Aww love that your dad is your #1 fan! 🙂 I think we all under-appreciate our parents sometimes. 😉 It’s sort of part of the proces I think!!

  2. juliegolean June 20, 2011 at 6:27 PM #

    you’re gonna kill that race july 4th weekend girl! and slow you are definitely not! it takes me 7 minutes to walk up a set of stairs haha let alone run a mile!

  3. Allie June 20, 2011 at 6:50 PM #

    Your slow running is fast!
    My dad and I are kinda close and my #1 fan is my mommy or my boy 🙂

  4. Jess June 20, 2011 at 7:24 PM #

    That’s SLOW running? Sheesh. 😀 That’s BLAZIN’ fast to me, girl!!

  5. Tara June 20, 2011 at 10:05 PM #

    Okay, the day that I’m running that fast and calling it slow will never come. You are speedy even when recovering from an injury! You’re my idol.
    LOVE LOVE LOVE your dress. That color looks great on you.

  6. trailroadcrosscountrytrackrunner June 21, 2011 at 2:46 AM #

    That is definitely not slow! 🙂 I would kill to still be able to run like that! Oh…and I don’t think Pippa could ever mock you, because you run way faster than she does! Those workouts sound like fun though! I think I’m going to have to knock out my 10 miles on the treadmill today because it’s supposed to thunder/lightning and I don’t want to be way out in the woods and have nowhere to go if/when that happens!

    And your speed will come back before you know it! Your workouts sound great, and they are inspiring me to get going! I know you’ve probably mentioned this before, but are you planning on running track and/or XC in college?

    • lifttorun June 21, 2011 at 8:00 AM #

      Yeah, I am running XC in college. Just probably not track.

  7. Hollie @ Lolzthatswim(andRun) June 21, 2011 at 4:29 AM #

    I love that you think that is slow. You are hilarious. My dad is my number 1 fan too. My mom is close up there as well. It used to be my boyfriend but ha not anymore. 😉

  8. ihearteggs June 21, 2011 at 7:21 AM #

    My dad and I are close, but in a non-communicated way ahaha I know he’s got my back no matter what even though he doesnt say it!

    My biggest fan with my competing is probably my mom.. or my friends. My mom wants to know all about it, NEVER forgets to call the morning of my shows to wish me luck and text through the day. It means the world to me

  9. AlisonM June 21, 2011 at 12:32 PM #

    Slow for you maybe, but that you be SUPER fast for me!

    Workout today was a tempo run. I don’t know what pace, as I did it on HR. It was hard work, but satisfying!

  10. Alexandra June 21, 2011 at 5:29 PM #

    I love my pops, we’ve always been pretty close. He has to travel a lot for business, so we try to do lots of fun stuff whenever we can 🙂
    You’re gonna own that race on the 4th, you’re faster than I could ever fathom! I’m the WORST runner on the planet haha

  11. Sarah June 22, 2011 at 12:49 PM #

    Haha your SLOW miles are the FASTEST I’ve ever gone. But that just shows you everyone is different–Hope you’re back to your usual speed soon!

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