Friday, May 14, 2010
a conversation between me and my sensible twin this morning...
me: (alarm clock beeping)-yay! time to get up and do an EASY, short run.
sensible twin: why are you getting up so early? aren't you racing tomorrow morning?
me: duh! of course, i know i'm racing in the morning, so what? I said i'm doing an easy, short run, not my usual morning run. get over it!
sensible twin: well, if i were you, i'd take the whole day off and chalk it up as a rest day.
me: well, you aren't me! huh? listen to me, an easy, short run is a rest day. plus, i feel fine since i just did an easy run and ride yesterday. don't forget how i get in the morning without my daily dose of workout. you have to live with me you know.
sensible twin: be smart and save it up for the triathlon, that's all i ask of you.
me: (as i'm putting on my running stuff) whatever silly!
sensible twin: one of these days you'll learn until then, go knock yourself out...you nut(said in a mumbling voice).
conclusion of the story: so i did an easy, short run this morning afterall...but wait, it gets better. the sensible me prevailed and i literally ran .48 miles (that's once around the hood) and decided that i'm taking today as a rest day. see? i do listen sometimes.
i hope you enjoyed that glimpse into the battle that the mind was waging with me this morning. i'm really not that schizo. with all of that said, i am ready to race. i'm excited as all hell to get out there and have me some fun.the j-man is excited too and said that he is looking forward to watching me race. that makes me happy. i sorta felt bad because he'll be missing out on the usual saturday, long ride. j, i know you read my blog, so thank you for your support and encouragement and for being my chauffeur tomorrow so i can get some extra sleep on the way down there in the morning. you da best!
update on the 110+ sunscreen: i'm disappointed. i did what the instructions said and put it on 30 minutes prior to heading out. picture this for a moment if you will...i'm putting this on my face at my desk, at work because timing is of the essence. i evenly apply the plaster of paris and continue to do a little more work. a few minutes later, i look up to talk to Deb and she starts cracking up and grabs her mirror to show me why she's laughing. here's what i looked like:
yes, it kinda turns a bit white after a few minutes. i swear it didn't look like that when i put it on. i have a mirror too you know. so then another co-worker, Kim starts cracking up. that's when i decided to wipe some of it off and wait until i got to the Y to put more on. the conclusion to this is that i still had the same weird/funky tan marks (i can't call them tan lines because they aren't lines). the best way to describe these tan marks is areas on my forehead and cheeks that look like i have dirt marks on my face. thankfully, it does blend in within a few days. i expected better results using the more expensive, higher spf, sunscreen and this was not the case. save your money folks. i won't bore you with this subject anymore because it is what it is and i don't see a solution except to expect that i will look 60 years old by the time i turn 40 in august. from my research online, i have concluded that chlorine breaks down sunscreen and that most sunscreens are a scam. for your research pleasure, i found these 2 very interesting websites that will blow your mind:
skin care for athletes and sunscreen cosmetic database.
~ jeff at dangle the carrot who is doing his first half ironman distance in dallas on sunday.
~ mandy in maine at caratunk girl who is doing the sugarloaf marathon. go earn that 26.2 sugarloaf sticker girl!
~ sherry at a woman in motion and teresa at tri-a-lici-ous, both fellow tampa girls who are doing Ironman FL 70.3 this weekend.
~ cynthia o'h at balls in the air who is racing a 5k saturday.
ok, i think that covers everyone. please forgive me if i forgot anyone. not easy to keep everyone's schedules in my head but i sure "tri." if you aren't racing this weekend, have a good one, get plenty of good training in and enjoy.
much love and peace out!