September 28, 2012

Eating batteries: don't do it

Today is the first day that I finally feel recovered from Saturday's race. My run went well this morning, and I'm hitting the hay early-ish for my 20 miles tomorrow. My training partner won't be there in the morning, so I'm interested to see how crazily I fall apart without her. She has been my long-run anchor through this whole training cycle, and I'm really going to miss having her there. 

Maybe these snacks will make me feel better. I won a bunch of Mojo bars from a contest on Women's Endurance Gear. Chocolate almond coconut?! Why didn't anyone tell me about these? That flavor doesn't come in my Costco jumbo pack of Mojos. I think they leave the best flavors out to force you to buy more. Recently I had to stop buying Builder Bars at Costco because I've gotten so addicted to the chocolate mint ones that I can't stand to buy the boring flavors in the bulk box anymore. 


If you don't like Mojos, maybe you'll be into this other snack I found at the kid table this week. Other popcorn toppings are going to seem so boring to them after this. Did I mention that one of the twins always has to have batteries with him wherever he goes? It all started a couple of weeks ago. I'm not sure what the draw is, but maybe he's power hungry. Killing it right now, e-people. Kill.ing.it. 


Obviously if you top your popcorn with batteries, you'll have to make more trips to the dentist. And just like the constant stream of full-sugar gum I had to have while I was pregnant (I developed a nine-month aversion to sugar-free gum), it was worth every cavity. For me. But this kid was declared cavity free despite his acidic diet. 


Remember when I told you that Alabama has this weird policy about registering your vehicle and getting plates. So now, apparently, political stickers are passing as license plates. I might as well just put my 26.2 sticker on the back of my car when renewal time comes next year. It'll be a lot cheaper.  


Also, there should probably be a law against being as cute as these guys. We got to spend a little extra time with our nephew (the super hero in the middle) this week because he just became a big brother. 


It's a hard job, but somebody has to be the cutest baby on the planet.


Plus she's super snugly.


Oh right, this blog is about running. I did some of that too this week. To break my feet back in after the race, we hit Red Mountain Park on Tuesday. I'm not gonna lie that I was very nervous about getting poison ivy again because mine has still not 100% healed from several weeks ago. So I had my eagle eye out for any signs of it. I'm pretty sure this little booger is the one that I jumped into a few weeks ago when a tree was down after a giant storm. To the people who clear the trails after storms, thank you so freaking much! Everything looked nice and clear this week, and I could happily take pictures of poison ivy from the safety of the free-of-debris trails. 


Does looking at that picture make you itch? It made us do this.


And it made my brother go bald. Or was that genetics? Whatever, I'm blaming the poison ivy. 


The alarm is set for 4:30 a.m., and as this post was already losing steam, I will peace out. Plus my melatonin is kicking in and not giving me much choice. 

Do you look for poison ivy/oak everywhere you go? Ever since I found out I'm allergic, I am like the freaking Sherlock Holmes of poison ivy detection. 

If stickers passed for license plates, what sticker would you pick?

What are you running this weekend? 20 miles tomorrow and then another full day of rest. 

25 comments:

  1. Good luck on your 20 tomorrow...I know you will kill it!

    I'm running 20 on Sunday and hoping the rain holds off.

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    1. I hope your 20 goes well! It was still really humid today but luckily not as hot as it has been. Where are you running your 20?

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    2. Belated reply but...Lakeshore/Jemison/in and around Mtn Brook/Crestline. I just start winding through side streets and neighborhoods to add distance. I learned this weekend that Dexter runs parallel to Euclid and is much, much flatter so that was a nice surprise. It rained about half the time but felt pretty good--and I had a friend join me for the last 7 which kept me sane. Could only hope for that kind of mojo and mental game on race day!

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  2. Saw some poison oak today. I never notice it because it has never bothered me but my husband is super allergic so he always points it out. We did 14 today! The farthest I've ever gone. I''m so excited! Felt good ;)

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    1. Congrats on your distance! That is awesome! Don't you feel amazing?! Like a champion. Whenever I run new distances, I feel like someone should be handing me a medal at the end.

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  3. Baby feet!!! SO gorgeous! Congrats to everyone!

    I'm doing 13 tomorrow at a ridiculous hour, but not as ridiculous as your hour!! And it'll be cold here in the morning! Layers. Off to have a glass of wine to fuel up.

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    1. I'm jealous of your cold. It wasn't AS bad as it has been here. But the humidity was still kicking.

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  4. Lolol very funny post! And yay for Jo cavities! :) glad to hear the trails were more clear this time. You're gonna rock out this 20 miler..no doubt. Hope you have a great weekend and congrats on the new addition (that sounds like u just remodeled ur house...sorry, haha). She is adorable. :)

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  5. 4:50 am and I'm waking up to Yo Momma? Well, those pics of you and your bro should awaken anyone. Kids are adorable as always. Have a great run.

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    1. Good morning! I would like to see some pics like that from you and Lea's trail run today.:)

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  6. Your kids are too cute. The batteries in the pop corn=priceless!! Totally something that would happen at my house:) haven't tried mojo bars yet!

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    1. They are so good. They are a great snack when I'm not eating desserts. Although they should probably count as a dessert.

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  7. I love your kids, they're so cute and little. Mine are big and smelly. Maybe we could trade for a day? Congrats on the new niece. I'd probably throw a Sabres sticker in lieu of a license plate if I could get away with it. Unfortunately we're not as lax about that kind of stuff up here. Lame! I ran 22k (14mile-ish) this morning. Enjoy your 20.

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    1. My oldest two had to start wearing deodorant at like age 6 -- so still cute but sometimes smelly. The twins still have both going for them!

      New game this week: take pictures of every car I see without a license plate. So far I'm up to about 5.

      Isn't that great to know that the day has just barely begun and you already ran 14 miles? Awesome!

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  8. Good to see you this morning. I trust it went well for you. Need to recover for the rest of the day.

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    1. Yes, I'm in full recovery mode now! I was really happy with the run today even though my legs were feeling more heavy today than during my last 20 miler. Glad that you had a good run too!

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  9. Aww what a beautiful little baby! Hope your 20 miler went great this morning!

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  10. Awwww I missed running with you this morning! And last week just wasn't the same. Can't wait for sat! I'm sure you killed it this morning. Oh and Jimmy's little girl is soooo cute!

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  11. Kids are too cute. I could dress up my dogs, but it's not quite the same effect.
    Ran ten today with two friends-- it's way better than running alone. Tomorrow I'm on track to run 18. (I know the Hansen's say 16 max, but I'm running with my sis who is going longer. What is it with siblings and torture? At least I don't think I'll have to worry about poison ivy.)

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  12. The kids are adorable! I think you should throw your 26.2 up for sure, wonder if we can do that in SC. Way cooler and cheaper than plates.
    I have not had the chocolate coconut mojo yet, but I love chocolate and coconut together. They have a Luna bar that is delicious!

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  13. You're hardcore. I was sweating my 3 miles and you're out running 20. I tip my hat to you! :-) And your battery addicted kid is hilarious!

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  14. This weekend I'm running... not at all. But I'll be back to it come tomorrow! Can't wait!

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