Nobody cares if you're not a good dancer. Just get up and dance. The same holds true for racing. Whether first or last, we all cross that same finish line. Just get out there and run.
- Dean Karnazes

Thursday, September 9, 2010

One Tired Girl!

First, let's start by celebrating the 4 miles I ran/walked yesterday in 1 hour and 10 minutes. For most runners, it's not a huge feat but I ran more, walked less and did not wimp out. I did have some odd pain in the general hip/butt region but I am not overly concerned. I did work with the pain and focused on it and not on the knee, so we were golden in the pain department. I know it's not the most logical thing but it worked for me... don't judge. I'm going to start the actual Galloway half marathon training program next week. I'm going to use it, stick with it and hopefully get a lot out of it. That way we aren't just messing around anymore and we are actually working with some structure. I'm excited!

So after the running good times and such, my running partner (and resident a** kicker), another friend of ours (who I'll call A) and I went and played make up. It was great to get some straight answers from a professional make up artist (the running partner) about how to apply makeup, what to look for and what to avoid. It was a ton of fun, and the lunch and shopping at Ulta afterwards was pretty fun as well. The true test of our makeup was when A and I went to Zumba in the afternoon... we managed to keep our makeup in tact. We must have looked like a couple of nut jobs going up to each other during some of the breaks between songs and checking out each other's makeup. We did a good job because the makeup stayed on, well, at least our eye makeup which was our biggest concern.

Today has been a hell of a day. Let me preface this by letting you know that I have a lot going on in my personal life that I am choosing not to share on here, and it seemed to just hit me really hard today. It was a four hour gym day because I just had to work it out today, plus, I am going to the Braves game tomorrow night and I'm spending the morning with A. Anyways, back to the gym thing. I started the morning out with some pilates with Sarah. Let me tell you, the class sucked balls, and there really isn't a nicer way to say it. I cried a little, but not because of the class, I just was feeling all out of it. Plus, it was a TOUGH class! I headed to Groove after pilates and having a nice chat with Sarah. Groove was awesome, it just let me forget my worries for a while. I trained with Amy right after Groove, and that's when the bottom fell out. As soon as we started "therapy", I turned into a blubbering mess. If someone had walked in during the wall squats, they would have thought that she'd gone Jillian Michaels on me because I was just crying and she was chanting our little war cry thing at me. We worked it out and I was able to get over the waterworks that I had going on. It's funny because as soon as I was getting teary eyed again, I got a text from Amy telling me not to cry and with our little war cry thing. It's like she was spying on me or some junk like that.... slightly creepy but very much appreciated.  Then, this evening I went to Zumba because I just can't stay away... darn it. Needless to say, I am a very tired girl tonight.

Oh and for those of you who aren't my friend on Facebook, you don't know about the my thoughts on grapes. I was sitting at the computer eating some grapes and complaining about how they are a piss poor substitute for cupcakes, which I really wanted this afternoon. The responses had me in stitches, I can always count on good friends to make me laugh and help me get through a rough day.

1 comment:

FruitFly said...

Running? Make-up? Zumba? You ARE a busy girl!!

And after reading about your Zumba so often and watching a commercial about it - I decided that tomorrow I'm going to buy the dvd set for it. Now I can see what it is all about in the comfort of my home. I'm so excited!
~RR

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