I don’t know what I did right in my life yesterday and how I deserved such an amazing blessing but when we got the mail there were THREE running magazines waiting for me: the January and February Runner’s World and the February Running Times.
I guess I could have left at least one for Billy to read first but I didn’t want him to spoil anything for me or bend the pages. Good thing he is okay with reading them after they have chocolate and peanut butter smudges on them from my fingers. Let’s be honest here…..eating and reading/watching TV at the same time was created for our happiness (just like running and eating easily digested carbs ((candy)) at the same time were).
I know, I know it seems as though I am kind of obsessed with elite runners…..well, it is true, I am. I could read and learn about them all day long. Who is sticking out to me now? A girl named Jen Houck.
This girl wasn’t born crazy fast. She went from a 5:58 mile PR as a senior in high school (I am not saying that is slow at all, I am just pointing out how much she improved) to a marathon with faster mile splits than her high school PR. I think she has worked her butt off to get what she wants and has become crazy fast because of that. Her first marathon was a 2:47:42 and less than two years later she ran a 2:33:00. CRAZY! Since I wasn’t a runner in high school or college it gives me more hope that I will get that marathon time of mine down through hard work and dedication.
Her favorite post race treat are brownies, I knew I liked her for a reason.
Since the BIL is sleeping on our couch, I didn’t want to wake him up this morning with my magic bullet loudness. I decided to bring it to school (cord not long enough to reach table) and it is one of the best decisions I have ever made. You wouldn’t believe the randomness that I have been blending up all day. Baked potato with ketchup for lunch? Just throw it in the blender and bada bing bada boom, you have the perfect meal for a still burning sore throat. Below is a picture of my bfast smoothie, not my baked potato.
I know you have all seen this picture a trillion times by now of Shalane, Desi and Kara but it gives me goosebumps and a warm heart every time I see it.
What magazines are you currently subscribed to?
What is your all time favorite post race treat?
-Pizza and ice cream. Salty, hot french fries (from 5 Guys of course) come in a close second.
Do you have a magic bullet?
-Billy used to make fun of my love of the magic bullet and then he tried it and loved it. What’s not to love about using the same cup to drink your smoothie that you used to blend it up?