I am so so busy.
My life is totally full...
FULL OF WATCHING THAT K-POP GANGNAM STYLE VIDEO THAT IS!!!!
I've been watching this video 10x a day. I am probably 60% of the 210 million pageviews. If you haven't watched Psy dance yet, get on it right now. And then teach me the dance! Because it's deceptively hard to master and I'm tired of looking like a leprechaun when trying to learn it.
Heeeeyyyyyy. SEXY LADDYYY!
Alright. Now that I got THAT out of my system, I can talk about running.
The good news is that I'm loving it again! I haven't truly enjoyed running since last spring, so it's great to feel...good about it again.
I'm loving it enough to even go to running-type events. Today, Kristina and I went to Road Runner Sports "Ladies Night Out" at the store in Costa Mesa.
Basically Ladies Night Out is an event where Road Runner Sports locations have drinks, candy / cupcakes, tons of free stuff and prizes. I went last time with Sarah and won a sweet hat/socks combo.
I'm kind of a running shoe geek, so it was fun to hang out at vendors booths like Asics, Mizuno, etc. Kristina is looking for a shoe to replace her Brooks Launch so we spent some time learning about other lightweight trainers. One guy manning a booth was even friends with Ryan Hall! Either that or he is a great liar. Hard to say!
As if I needed another reason to go bum around a running store....
So next time come with me and let's be best friends.
NYC Marathon Update.
Beyond just hanging out at running stores, I have been easing back into workouts and long runs after my vacation. Basically I'm not in the shape I need to be at this point to run a decent marathon in NYC, but I think I'm ready to make some effort to get there. Which for me...is often half the battle.
I don't have a marathon training plan, but I am going to do the standard "long run on weekend, one long tempo, one interval session" per week. When I was training for Eugene, I did a lot of fast finish long runs. I felt like it destroyed my body for little benefit. So this time around, I'm going to let myself take it easy on most of my long runs and see what happens. I also want to build mileage.
I'm not going to take NYC as a "goal marathon" - meaning that I won't have the training in place to do my best. However, marathons are weird and if it seems like things are going well in the next couple weeks, I'll definitely try to gun for a PR. Why not, right?
Uhhh yeah. So remember when I ran the Eugene Marathon right after running the Southern California Ultra Relay?
Well I'm kind of doing that again. And you have the right to tell me I'm an idiot, because frankly...maybe I am. Bottom line, I REALLY wanted to run with my friends in Vegas and I REALLY wanted to do the NYC marathon. Rather than turn one down, I've opted to do both.
Here's the team, as stolen from SarahOual's blog! That girl is a graphic genius.
I'm one of the slowpokes of this team, so I'm hoping I won't let anyone down!
We've got two sponsors this time around, who are Compex and ProCompression. They are both recovery-type products, which will be MUCH needed between the marathon and relay! I'll talk more about them later, because frankly, this post is already random enough.
Bottom line, it's going to be a crazy November, but I'm really excited for both the relay and the marathon. Now time to get serious with the training.