Here are a bunch of random thoughts going on in my head today…
Debating on whether or not I should sign up for St. George Marathon. Part of me doesn’t want to train (aka… run longer than 13.1 miles) throughout the summer. I hate having to mess with my training schedule or having to work around vacations. I’m too OCD for my own good.
I ran 10.12 miles today at the gym. My knee felt a little funny for about 30 seconds around mile 7. Is it weird I’m freaking out because I feel like all of my blogger friends are injured, so it’s only a matter of time until the injury bug hits me?? That being said… I felt great during the run (minus those 30 seconds), felt strong, felt tough.
Yesterday’s 6 miler… was the opposite. It sucked. It was hard. It was 736 degrees in the gym and I thought I was gonna die.
Speaking of the gym… I have a major pet peeve. Rachelle just posted a blog about her gym pet peeves, and I have to admit, I agree with her. But I have to add my own pet peeve. There is a girl at the Spanish Fork Gold’s who I like to call the “Treadmill Stalker”. There is a treadmill at the gym that seems to be coveted by a lot of runners. Last year, when they used to have DVD players, this “coveted treadmill” was the treadmill with the best view if you brought a movie/show to watch. However… they got rid of the DVD players. “Treadmill Stalker” has not received the memo. If you are on the “coveted treadmill” she will literally stand right behind the treadmill until you get off. Even if there are other open treadmills. It’s so annoying. Last week, I was on the treadmill next to the “coveted treadmill” and she stood behind me for at least 25 minutes (the girl next to me was apparently running more than just a few miles). When the stalker finally moved on to the elliptical, she was literally staring at the treadmill that she wants the entire time. The girl next to me starts to walk, like she is cooling down and the stalker all but leapt off her elliptical and again stood behind us. Girl next to me walks for quite a bit, longer than the 5 minute cool down. Stalker chic was pissed. Yesterday, (my crappy 6 miler) when I got to the gym, there were no open treadmills. Within about 30 seconds of me hopping onto an elliptical, 3 treadmills opened up. I noticed the stalker was on a treadmill, though not the “coveted” treadmill. I thought, hmm, maybe she’s getting over her treadmill obsession. As time went on, the gym cleared out pretty quickly, on one of many breaks, I turned around and the stalker had moved to the “coveted treadmill”. She’s NOT over the obsession, obviously. Am I the only one that thinks this is INSANE? It annoys the crap out of me. But at the same time, I think it’s freaking hilarious. I thought I was OCD…
Had lunch with Megan yesterday and it was so much fun. I’ll go to Pizza Factory and eat ginormous salad bar and a bread twist ANY DAY. Megan is darling. Had a blast chatting about running, weight loss, boys, and just life in general. 🙂 I’ve decided this needs to be a weekly thing. This is in addition to the weekly Yogurtland dates.
Glee… is anyone else a Glee fan? I am a HUGE fan. Love me some Rachel, Puckerman, Britney, Finn, Artie, Blaine, and Kurt, and every other character. In fact, in my iTunes library… I have 122 Glee songs, which equates to 7.1 hours of delicious pop music. 🙂 Did anyone see Holly Holiday (aka Gwyneth Paltrow) sing Adele’s “Turning Tables” on Tuesday night? It was amazing. I had no idea she could sing THAT well. DANG chica! Girl’s got some pipes. OHHH… and get this. I got offered a concert ticket to the Vegas Glee show!!!! And … GUESS WHAT day it is? May 21st. The same day as Ogden Marathon. Seriously… I wanna cry. I LOVE GLEE. But I have to run this marathon! I’ll just have to rock out to my MANY hours of Glee music while I’m running and go to next years show! 🙂
Speaking of Adele… and cover songs. Did anyone see Haylee (from Am. Idol) completely BUTCHER “Rolling in the Deep”? ugh… how is that girl still getting votes? BOO!
Did I mention that my Mom and I bought matching shorts for the Ogden Marathon? Yup. We are SUPER cool like that. I know you all are jealous that we are matchy-matchy. So… if you wanna be cool like us, hit up Sports Authority and get a pair of the purple nike tempo shorts.