Thursday, April 08, 2010

Three Things Thursday

1. I had a company "lunch" (at 3PM) yesterday. A heavy meal including dessert and a glass of wine (oops) made for a pretty crampy and miserable run last night. It felt like I was running with a boulder in my gut, but somehow I made it through the 10+ K. Note to self: smarter fueling for 5 x Yasso 800 tonight.

2. As of yesterday, I've officially run more than 500 miles so far this year for Tall Mom's 1000+++ Club! I thought maybe I would aim for 1500 miles this year, but which is 2400+ kilometres. Might as well go for 2500...

3. Tonight hubs leaves for New Caledonia on a business trip for 4 weeks. Some of you may recall that he was there for 4 weeks last year as well. *sad*


Happy Thursday (almost Friday)!


Stay tuned tomorrow for more race pics from the Chilly Half and Around the Bay.

39 comments:

Lily on the Road said...

You are a running machine!!

Well, the good news is, there is no snow for you to injure yourself on while Hubs is away...

I know you'll be *sad* :(

xoxox

Indi said...

Wow...my goal is 500 for the whole year!! Good for you:)
Guess there will be a lot of miles logged while Hubs is away. Safe travels.

Jocelyn said...

I love company lunches.... Get those kilometers in! Youre a beast

Mel-2nd Chances said...

What! He gets to go back to paradise and you're not going! Bummer! You're on track for an amazing year Marlene! Keep it up!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

500 miles already! Go for 2500! You'll knock that out no problem!

Stephanie said...

Great job on your miles for the year! 500 miles ALREADY!!! Crazy!

Tricia said...

great job on the miles!

Morgan said...

Holy guacamoly! I can't believe you're already up 500! (Actually I can because I see it on the spreadsheet but still... :) LOL!)

If you needs pointers on stuff to do to stay connected to the hubby while he's gone let me know! I def have the LDR thing down!

I Run for Fun said...

Marlene, you rock, girl! Congratulations on the super mileage. So sorry hubs has to leave town. That sucks.

Jen said...

Great job on the miles and sorry that hubby will be away for 4 weeks. I am SOOO thankful that my husband does not travel.

Laura said...

holy! I am at 371 miles to date and am in awe of that let alone your total..congrats.

TNTcoach Ken said...

500 miles! It does look like hubby is in for some tough times in Paradise.....

J said...

500 miles already! Geez! Great job! Sorry that your husband is leaving for 4 weeks. That really is a long time! Good luck with the 800s tonight!

Kim said...

Oh, the dreaded pre-run heavy meal. I've been there.

AWESOME on your mileage for the year! I'm jealous!!!

Meg said...

I do not like being without my husband...but you will be *happy* when he gets home and that's always nice! By the way, we were just talking about doing the 5 Yasso's and how 5 and 6 were the hardest and how we tried to eat and drink just the right things all day since they are "fanny-kickers." The good thing is, they magcially get easier after that. So strange!
I can't believe you ran after a company lunch. I think I'd want to just roll over and take a nap! You are motivated :) !

destination262 said...

Your mileage for this year is awesome! Keep up the goodwork! Sorry to hear the hubs is leaving for a bit, take some time to relax and maybe have a glass of wine post run. Lol - I don't think I could have ran 10k after that lunch! :)

TallGuySurfing said...

I would gladly volunteer to go in your husband's place! I have no idea what he does for work, but I'm sure I could figure it out! And even sneak in a few sessions on those south Pacific swells they get down there! LOL

MCM Mama said...

That is some amazing mileage! I'm impressed at your ability to get fast and create endurance at the same time. My body seems to only be able to handle one at a time.

Bummer that your hubby is traveling for so long!

Aneta said...

u r a champion. how u get all those miles in is unbelievable to me. congrats!!!!! that is awesome!

ya running after all that food and wine....not the greatest.
good luck with ur 800's today. im sure they will be speedy! :)

its too bad ur husband is leaving. it will be sad why he is away. hopefully the time will fly!

Staci Dombroski said...

WOW you are really racking up those miles!! Way to go :)

Shannon said...

I'm hoping I fuel better for tonight's run also! You'd think we'd know better by now!

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

With the hubby away you may get all of your miles for the year in before he returns home :)))

The Happy Runner said...

Good luck with the yassos tonight.

Wow on the miles -- that's awesome!!!

Lacey Nicole said...

goooooooooooooo 800s!!! i would ALWAYS rather eat less than more before running. ugh hate the boulder feeling.

and HOORAY MILEAGE!!!!! i'm so not surprised :) but you have earned mayyyjahhh kudos! and you've earned every mile you've logged :)

Teamarcia said...

Oooh that's a long time to be hubless! Hang in there! I think one of the reasons I'm a better morning running is the food issues. Have a great weekend!

trialsoftraining said...

Aw, sorry the Hubs is heading out :( hopefully with nice weather and lots to keep you busy, the weeks will fly ;)

wine before a 10k?! ha, not even I space them that closely... lol

Jill said...

Sorry about the long delay - be strong and run lotsa miles so you keep yourself busy :).

Michele said...

Holy mileage!! 500 miles already and it's only the beginning of April!! You rock.

Jess said...

Sucks that your hubs will be away for so long! It's tough being apart for that long.

Nice job on the mileage!

Amy said...

500 miles already!?!? Wow!

Too bad your hubs will be away for 4 whole weeks. Any chance you can go visit New Caledonia while he's there? Now that would be a good reward for all the miles you've put in!!!

ajh said...

You are running some serious miles. What do you run in a week? I usually hit 1600 or so for year. I should go for 2000.

Heather said...

Nice job on the miles - 2500 sounds like a great goal!

I recently made the mistake of eating chinese food (heavy on the broccoli) for lunch the day of a tempo run. Bad choice. :)

X-Country2 said...

holla for 500!

teacherwoman said...

You are rockin' the mileage girl! Keep it up! :)

lindsay said...

wine and dessert... i could sacrifice a run for that ;) not a hard one though, that's for sure!

boooo on hubs. i will come stay with you... all i need is m&m's :)

congrats on the 500!

RunningLaur said...

500 miles already! that's awesome!!

prashant said...

Guess there will be a lot of miles logged while Hubs is away. Safe travels.
data entry work from home

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

I have been eating rice krispie treats like crazy. So much for dropping my 10 lbs! Grrr at me.

I am trying to hit 2010 miles this year. I don't know if I can or not with the new house and hubbs work schedule but it is the only solid running goal I have this year...oh and to maybe do a 50 miler in the fall (but again, new house, hubbs work....)

Absence makes the heart grow fonder. You will keep yourself so busy the time apart will fly.

runnernic.com said...

way to go runner freak! ha ha ha