13. My training is now focused on Redman in September, my "A" race for the year. This is where I did my first half iron, and so I've seen the course. I just have to do everything I did twice. At Kentucky, my goal was to finish. At Ironman Couer D'Alene, my goal was to beat the moon (moonrise that day was around 11:20. I finished around 11:16 pm). So, my goal at Redman. Well, it's mostly flat. There might be wind, or rain, but barring too much crazy weatherness, I've decided I'd like to come in before 10:30 pm. We'll see.
12. I've had to put a lot of stuff on hold this year because of grad school; it's severely limited my ability to train. But it hasn't limited my ability to have completely insane ideas. Having said that, I am considering the Javalina Jundred. It's usually Halloween weekend. The JJ is a 100-mile course that is six 15.5-mile loops and then a shorter loop at the end. If you make it through 4 loops and then drop, you get the 100K "Wimp Out" buckle.
I totally want something that says I "Wimped Out" by only covering 64 miles.
11. I will almost certain do the Ghost Town 38.5 in January. Because I. am an IDIOT. But mostly because I like the folks at this race. This year, I think we're going to find a hotel outside of Kingston or Hillsboro; since they hate runners so much there I won't burden them with my dollars.
10. I am also considering the Rocky Racoon 100-miler this next February. I've seen nearly all of the course, and run the 50-miler at Rocky. It's cool, shady, and nearly flat. Here's my race report on that. You may recall that this race is where: Alligators Exist.
Some weeks, the theme was "solidly psychotic young children".
Another week it was "hey, can I drop off my PITA teenager in your psych ward?"
This week's theme appears to be, "hey, is it okay if I show up for my appointment 20 or 30 minutes late? This has included people calling me 15 minutes after their appointment asking me where I was located. Then they get all pee-pee hearted when I tell them they have to reschedule.
6. I've been blending cold watermelon into my Crystal Lite Peach and Mango Green tea, and drinking it after each run. Oh. My. God. It's unbelievably good. I'm tempted to buy some more, cube them, and freeze them just for this purpose. I thought was allergic to them, but it turns out I'm allergic to cantaloup melons, not watermelons. Yumm.
4. I'm all out of contacts. Due to my tragic habit of procrastination, I'm wearing my big old nerd glasses until I make it to the eye doctor.
3. I've learned that high winds make Chloe nervous. Ever had a 55 pound dog jump up in your lap and try to curl up for protection?
2. Baboo bought me some slacks for work since mine don't fit anymore and YES, he is good at picking out clothes for me and NO, you can't, he's taken.
Anyway. The pants have swishy flared legs. I didn't think I'd like them, but now I'm hoping the style sticks around for a while, because I like the swishiness when I walk. I feel all cool, like I should be doing the Hustle. If you don't get that reference, then you're probably too young to understand the occasional "hot flash" references I make here, too.
1. I'm so glad to be running again. I'm a bit worried about a pain I have on the top of my right food after each run. I has that "sprain" kind of feel but it's on top of my foot and I only feel it when toeing off straight forward.
Hopefully, it will turn out to be nothing. I'm not up to being injured again.