Tuesday, July 24, 2012


Yes, that is me.  I have been a major slacker for the last week and a half.  It's all good.  I really think that a little slacking off is good for you.  It reminded me of how shitty I feel when I don't eat right and exercise enough!  Today I'm back on track and ready to go!  My 10k is on Saturday - I'm TOTALLY freaking out!  I did keep up my long runs, but I have totally avoided every other exercise that I needed to do!  This past Sunday I did my 5.5 mile run.  Holy crapcakes that was hard!  I'm hoping the adrenaline keeps me going for my race - my pace was so crazy slow on Sunday.  I think that was partly due to the fact that it was so friggin hot!  Saturday is a high of 79, but the race is in the morning, so hopefully that makes a difference!

I'm thinking I may need to hit the chiropractor before the race.  My tailbone has been hurting for like 3 months now and I just can't take it anymore.  I can't help but wonder if getting it adjusted wouldn't help my stride and therefore improve my pace?!  I'm going to call in a few minutes and see if I can't get seen in the next few days!

On the awesome side of things.... I got a new laptop!  YAY!  Now I should be better about posting every day!  It's crazy how much I hated blogging on the desktop!  That thing is so old, I think it's going to get retired.  On some more awesomeness.. I got a dog!!!  Pete's coworker gave her to us and she is the SWEETEST thing EVER!!  I've taken her running a few times and she is GREAT!  She is still a puppy and needs some more training, but so far so good!  She is a BIG puppy - 6 months old and over 50 lbs!  YIKES!  She is GREAT with the kids and super lovey.  The only problem is, she thinks she is a lapdog.  HA!  50lbs of dog in your lap is not the most comfortable thing!  Once I finished getting this laptop set up, I will post a pic of her!

Thanks for sticking around - sorry I've been so MIA lately!  Don't worry - I won't ever give up!  I just don't roll that way anymore!  Besides - I've lost 53 lbs!  Why in the hell would I want to start over?!

Have a great day!  Oh - and if you could all send some "relax and don't stress about your first 10k" vibes my way, I would really appreciate it!  I'm totally scared and freaking out.  I really don't want to be dead last!!!  - Monica


  1. This post just made me feel so much better. I was on vacation last week and although I stayed on track with exercise I still feel like I slacked off. But I have come so far and so have you, a little slacking once in a while wont ruin everything.

    Your race will be fine, you have worked so hard and you have had that goal set in your mind for so long, when the day comes I doubt there will be anything that can get in your way.

    Congrats on the new puppy, what kind of dog is she?

    1. I'm SO GLAD! You know - I'm a firm believer that it's not what you do once in a while, but what you do MOST of the time that counts! No worries about your vacation - you did better than I did! I only ran once in a week and a half! We can get back on the bandwagon together!!

      thanks about the race! I think I will always be a nervous wreck before a race - no matter HOW hard I train for it! LOL It's the competitive side of me!

      Thanks about the pup!!! She is a black lab mix! She looks totally like a black lab except for her tail - it's long and curly! It's really cute!

    2. As I'm reading this it's Saturday afternoon. Looking forward to hear how your 10K went! I'm sure you did amazing! The morning got hotter than I thought it would, Hope the weather felt good to you.

      I had my Sprint Tri this morning. I'll have to blog about it. I've been a huge slacker on the blogging sphere! Interestingly enough I too have tailbone issues. I actually have a cyst on mine. I've had it since I was 18. Unfortunately all the cycling I've been doing aggravated it. The only cure for mine is surgery. Bummer!

      Can't wait to read a blog update. 53 lbs?!!! Amazing!

    3. I did it!! I finished my 10k! How was your tri?? It WAS hotter than I expected. Too bady Friday's weather didn't carry over to Saturday! After the race we went up to Portland to the zoo. OMG my legs are BEAT today! LOL