December 31, 2012

Happy New Year and don't be that person

First, thank you, thank you to all of you who offered advice for my ailing back. I think I tried everything but getting in the pool (only because we didn't have access to one while we were in Kentucky). Between the stretching, planking, stretching, and more stretching, something worked. It's still not 100%, but I got in 12 miles today. Six on the trail and six on the track. The trail miles definitely were harder on my back than the track miles, no surprise there. I was hoping for 20 miles to get back on track with my plan, but my run time ran out. And it probably was best that I didn't push that hard on my first day back anyway. I guess I should consider this week of training lost in the black hole of running injuries.

I'm very, very happy to be back at it. There was some pain, but I find that if I correct my posture, the pain lessens. So there's that.

Mostly I just want to wish you a happy new year.

Get on your fancy boots (compression socks not optional).


 Or eat a cheeseburger the size of your face. Hello, to my photo bomber son.


But whatever you do to celebrate the new year, don't be this person.


That video is brought to you by Rocket City and my bodily disfunctions.

What are you doing to celebrate tonight?

Will you stay up until midnight? Or are you cutting it short to get in an early morning run? I'm considering staying up late AND getting in an early morning run. Yeehaw!

16 comments:

  1. Oh I'll be in bed 9pm happily:)

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  2. Hahaha I love all of it. You're not a runner if you've never had a dry heave moment. Mine was after the Turkey Trot this year. 5 miles did me in.

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  3. I am dancing the night away...will be up way later than my bedtime! Love your photo bomber kiddo!

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    1. Exactly what we did! Dancing all night equals some type of training points, right?

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  4. I think it's awesomely amazing that you're trying to hack but yet, keeping a positive attitude about you!!! That's bad @$$ mother material right there!!! Great job, Yo Momma!!! Tonight, we are staying home and watching stupid TV - we really know how to party it up!!!

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  5. happy New Years - glad your back is so much better and you are able to run again:) Enjoy those boots!

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  6. Happy New Year to you and your family!!

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  7. I made it to midnight!!!! And then crashed! SO now up early to run and hit a Body Pump class. Happy New Year to you!!!!!

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    1. Awesome that you made it to class on New Year's Day! Good start to the year!

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  8. HA!!! I would have been aiming for his shoes!! You are a good sport and a good sister!!!! Happy New Year to you and yours!!!
    The RYT in me cannot stop: try down dog but with a partner holding a belt/strap at the top of your thighs (pressure off the shoulders is dreamy for the back), then do janu sirsasana, and if you are feeling good about that try revolved janu sirsasana (perhaps a triangle pose between) good luck!!!

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  9. That video is so funny, was that your brother? I would have hit him!!!! Happy New Year Yo Momma! Can't wait for your 2013 exploits, you're going to be SO fast this year!

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    1. Yes, it is my brother! I would have hit him, but he was the only thing keeping me from rolling into the fetal position and crying.

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    2. See, that amazed me, too: had it been my brother, the anger would have consumed the nausea, and I would have kicked him and then puked on him. ;-)

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  10. HAHAHA! OMG, double edge sword having bro there, huh? You are awesome for finishing that marathon. Pure awesome.

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  11. No, I think I WANT to be that person! The person who doesn't give up no matter what. :-) In a way, that video is inspiring... though the dry heaving looks miserable.

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  12. omg. still can’t believe you even finished like that! sounds so awful-and looks painful! yep-i made it until 2am! surprisingly didn’t over do it too bad...

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