Runner. Mother. Writer (kind of). I don't know, but I am trying to figure it out.

 

Finished the month with a 1.03 mile run for a monthly total of 125.25, monthly average pace of 11:09 per mile, which is awesome with the trail running slowing the pace down. (First picture post run)

Then it was biceps, back and a little legs. We took it easy on legs because I still feel like I got punched in the thigh from the race.

Finally we had family story time. It’s 7:10 and I’m ready for bed. Or at least I could be.

Team for Kids!

breatherunlive:

This is the charity iwatchtheworldoutside is running with for the Bronx 10 Miler.

Exciting news seen on FB…

Introducing the two newest 2014 TCS New York City Marathon runners:Caroline Wozniacki and Meb Keflezighi! They will be running ambassadors for NYRR’s charity…

Hey look! How cool is this?

selfloveorbust-running log (free). You can put in what type of run, notes, and effort level. It’s pretty handy and it gives you nifty summaries (yearly, monthly, weekly averages.)

I’ve been using it since I started running. I was bummed when I lost my data when I got my new phone. That’s not the app but my lack of tech knowledge. Anyway, it’s free and really basic. No gps function but I like how it stores data for me.

3.1 miles done. One more day this month and one mile away from 125! On my calendar red is a run day.

Doesn’t that look awesome?!

I’m tired. I didn’t sleep well. Again. I’m sensing a theme. :(

And my leg. I got stung Saturday and this is today. It’s still itchy and really red. I have no idea what got me but I definitely reached. I think it’s gotten more noticeable in the past few day too.

Oh well…today at work was great. No real reason but this week is going better than last week. Thank goodness.

We’re over the hump. Tacos tonight. Really, what could be better?!

How is everyone?

Thank you guys for making me feel better. Ultimately I do want her to succeed. I just don’t think it’s the right time.

And yes I do want to do this race. But it’s not like I can’t do it next time.

But she is my friend. She has been there for me and was there for my 50 miler. And that is so important. And I’ll always be grateful. I’ll definitely repay the favor…maybe it’s this year. Maybe it’s later.

Today I feel like a horrible friend. Operation talk someone out of a race has officially started.

Last night I pointed out the average pace she’d need to maintain. (18 minutes). She said if she finished this 50k in the time limits then she’d be good to go. But the 50k allows for a minimum pace of 23 minutes per mile.

That’s a huge difference that if she’s close to cut off…sigh. I don’t know. She’s thrown up every time we ran together…and these are only 10-14 mile runs.

People do your homework. I’d never of agreed if I knew it would require two nights away from home. I told her we had to go home after the race. Even if it was late. Which will be miserable.

I think I’m just antsy to sign up for the race I want to do. This is mostly the reason. Which is why I feel selfish. I can find very valid reasons why this is a horrible idea but this is the under lying cause.

And I want to do the 48 hour run. I’ll probably pick the 24 but it’s tempting.

I ran 2 miles today. If I run two miles tomorrow and Thursday, I’ll get 125 miles for the month. 

So far my run streak has lasted from July 4th. I want to go through the end of the year, but we’ll see. As long as it’s fun, I’ll keep going. 

So question for anyone who has done endurance races, 24-48 hours, do you sleep during the race?

I ran 2 miles today. If I run two miles tomorrow and Thursday, I’ll get 125 miles for the month.

So far my run streak has lasted from July 4th. I want to go through the end of the year, but we’ll see. As long as it’s fun, I’ll keep going.

So question for anyone who has done endurance races, 24-48 hours, do you sleep during the race?

Some do drugs, others go out for a run, but at the end we’re all just searching for that tiny space, perhaps a hole, that gives us shelter from the terrible reality of the world.

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malloryrunsthis-yes I can. The fee will go up but only by $20. I’m okay with that. 

But if she doesn’t talk herself out of it, I may need to figure something out. She’s stubborn and even she says she trains stupid. I get for ultras it’s time on your feet, but you know…maybe run a little in there. We go “run” and we just walk. The whole time. I’ve learned to run ahead and loop back or wait. 

It’s hard because she is my friend. And I don’t want to hurt her feelings.

malloryrunsthis-yes I can. The fee will go up but only by $20. I’m okay with that.

But if she doesn’t talk herself out of it, I may need to figure something out. She’s stubborn and even she says she trains stupid. I get for ultras it’s time on your feet, but you know…maybe run a little in there. We go “run” and we just walk. The whole time. I’ve learned to run ahead and loop back or wait.

It’s hard because she is my friend. And I don’t want to hurt her feelings.

Suggestions welcome!

Oh I got asked to pace the monster dash half marathon in October.

I’ve been reevaluating my race schedule. Things are getting too messy. And I’m being a little selfish.

Short version: I want to run a 24 hour race. The one that works the best for me is November 22nd. (There’s another one in October, but I don’t think it works for me…) But my friend is running a 50 miler that day. I told her I’d pace her. The problem is there’s no way she’ll be ready by then. I don’t say that to be mean but she DNFed this weekend, finishing around 14 miles in around 6 hours.

She ran a 7 hour road marathon. I think a 15 hour time limit is tight. But none of this is really of concern to me.

Except that she expects me to go. I wish I’d known it was a 4 hour drive before I said okay. But she was there for my 50 miler. And I’m grateful.

There is a 50k in September that I hope shows where she is. Yeah, the nice thing to do is suck it up and go. Regardless of whether or not she finishes. I don’t want to spend the money and time though if I know her chances are low.

I’m hoping to talk her in to the 24 hour race. It is 20 minutes away.

Like the title says, suggestions welcome. What would you do?