Sunday, July 27, 2008

Mrs. Extra, Extra, This Just In

I don't like Britney Spears, really. But I will say, a few of her songs are good for running. For example, Piece of Me is good for mile 7 when you're telling yourself, just 3 more and then you can die on a park bench.

Who in their right mind gets up at 6 am on a PERFECTLY good Sunday, in 90% humidity, after only four hours of sleep, and spends nearly 2 hours running? WHO? NOBODY, that's who. Nobody in their right mind. Only insane people do that.

10 miles. That's one thousand calories, people.

You wanna piece of me?

I got done with my run (nutrition consumed: 12 oz. G2, 1 Clif Shot and 8oz. water) and couldn't figure out why I was covered in sand. What the hell did I just DO? I mean, I know I was running along the river, but I don't remember jumping in to cool off.

Then I realized, it was salt. I'm used to getting salt on my forehead, but I had it all down my arms and legs.

I swear someday I will blog about things other than running again. Like my sick kitty who spent 3 days in the hospital for a UTI/blockage, or that my oldest kid turns 8 in just over two weeks.

The half marathon is 55 days away.

15 comments:

Delane said...

WTG...I felt the salt today too..and some city grime. uck!

MePlusMyThree said...

I am glad I am not the only one that likes to listen to Pieces of Me when running.

It is kind of a catchy ass song.

Kelly said...

Nice job on the 10 miles Jen!

Amy said...

Congrats on the mileage!

Al's CL Reviews said...

Awesome on the mileage...

Diario de Elysia said...

You go girl!

Tammy said...

Great job on the 10 miles!

Yasmin said...

I can replace the salt in my house with what I sweat off. I'm serious, it's icky.

If you're having trouble with electrolytes (not saying you are but if you are) Nuun has tons of them and no calories. Also, cliff shot bloxs margarita with salt has extra salt and tastes yummy. But it has 2 servings in that little pouch.

Viv said...

Great run!! I am so late shiz your prolly have run another long one this weekend. Awesome cal burn!

Nicole said...

I LOVE running to that song! Gimme More works too ;)

WTFG, Jen! I can't beleive you're already up to 10 mile runs!

What is G2? And do you wear one of those fuel belts when you run?

It's been far too long since I've checked out your blog. Love the martini glass! And you have such thin arms! I hate you!

*smooch*

Angela :-) said...

Hey Jen,

Congratulations on making your goals!

Angela :-)

The Krumwiede Six said...

I also like "Unbroken" by Jessica Sierra... :)

Feenicks said...

I like Gimme More and Toxic. I'll have to try Pieces of Me.

Way to go on the mileage. Very impressive!

Carly said...

WTG!!!! That was quite the run and I agree there is no sane person that would get up an run under those conditions. Welcome to the insanity.

*Lissa* said...

Do you realize it's been almost a MONTH since you last blogged?! (gasp)