We got a very good phone call this morning.
Yesterday we paid for and reserved our iPad’s and were told we would get them in 2 weeks.
They called this morning and said we could pick them up today. No purple covers so I went for the second best…..pink (I will never stop thinking I am a 12 year old girl, now if only they had sparkly pink). Please do not notice the large bulge near my left hip…..I have to keep my leg wrapped tight like a burrito and that means that the overflow skin/muscle/fat has to show up somewhere:)
We went in our PJ’s because we were too excited to actually put on real people clothes.
I didn’t even realize that I was starving, that is how excited I was but I made sure to refuel as soon as I downloaded Kara’s book so I could start reading.
I had the usual family sized salad with two types of fish……tuna and goldfish crackers (they add the BEST crunch). P.S. Foreheads are supposed to take over 80% of your face. That is completely normal.
What isn’t normal and slightly creepy is that Billy chose a Dexter themed Apple for his screen. I am worried.
I of course chose something a little more normal and have a picture of a Nike ad. (5 dollars to whoever can find me a picture for my background with both Kara Goucher and swedish fish……the two coolest things in the world).
I was able to read the first portion of the book before church (Billy wouldn’t let me take it with me…….how rude) and there are already some main things that have jumped out to me that I wanted to share with ya…….heck, if I can’t run like a baller then I better learn every little detail about it so that I don’t run into some of the same problems again.
Running for Women by Kara Goucher:
-“When you love something as much as I love running, it is natural to want to share it.” That is EXACTLY how I feel and one of the main reasons I started blogging. I LOVE sharing what I love with other people and it makes me incredibly happy when I hear about other people starting to LOVE running.
-“Have a dream, make a plan, go for it. You’ll get there, I promise.” -Zoe Koplowitz. AMAZING…..let’s dream big people because WE WILL GET THERE:)
-“Buy nice running socks…..they’re next to your feet; your shoes aren’t”
-“Mental will is a muscle that needs exercise, just like the muscles of the body.” -Lynn Jennings. Working on this one BIG TIME.
-“A routine is enjoyable; a rut is not.” Switch things up if you are feeling trapped (change the time of day you run, drive somewhere new, go the opposite direction, add speedwork, join a running group).
-“Go EASY most of the time.” This one is HUGE for me. 9 out of 14 of Kara’s weekly runs are easy. While I was training for Boston I thought the harder the better and definitely overtrained and ended up injured. From this point forward I really need to remember that I don’t want to ruin my races by racing during training runs ya know….. long runs should be much slower than I was doing them and tempo runs should be ‘comfortably hard’ rather than leaving me exhausted.
Do you want me to continue to include highlights from Kara’s book or is it going to spoil it for you? Be honest because I don’t want to take the fun away from you when you read it…….it is already AWESOME and she seems so relatable and you forget she is an olympic marathoner and about to WIN BOSTON 2011:)
What is your computer/phone/ipod/ipad background?
-My computer screen background is a picture of Billster and I out on a date and my phone background is a picture of my niece with an ice cream cone.
What is something that you are working on currently in regards to being a better runner/exerciser?
-My mental game and when I can start running again making sure I take full advantage of EASY/RECOVERY runs.