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Showing posts from September, 2012

Things I Love Thursday: The Biatch 5K

I had to look up how to spell "biatch." It just seems like there should be a double "e" or something in there. Adding an "a" to the original word doesn't really change the "i" sound. However, the Urban Dictionary says that's how you spell it, so that's what I'm going with. However, the actual use of the word I'm talking about here was not biatch. It was the real thing. Directed at me. While running. And all I did was glance at a truck parked in an unusual spot on the side of the road, which apparently had a female occupant behind its tinted windows. Said occupant decided to scream the aforementioned obscenity at me just after I was past the vehicle. Never a dull moment as a runner. I've had a few honks and whistles in the past, but apparently women have a different opinion of me when I'm running than men do. I imagined some confrontation scenarios, which wasn't very satisfying. But I'm not a confrontational

The I Have Run Fall TV Preview

I tell you, life around here is too exciting for words. I broke out my boots today. The Princess lost her fourth tooth last night. And you would have thought my Bean had never seen rain before based on her excitement level this morning. I know you are jealous of the glamorous life I live, but don't be a hater. As far as my amazing running life, I got my first pre-race butterflies this morning when I was thinking about updating my iPod before the St. George Marathon, which is only 10 days away. I couldn't be happier about running in the fall temps lately and just hope they make their way south in the next 10 days! Speaking of fall, the hubs and I decided not to watch TV for two weeks. I'm not sure we really thought that through before we committed to it since a lot of the fall TV season is starting this week. The New Girl season premier is tonight. And the Modern Family premiere is tomorrow. I'm not letting myself find out what else I'm missing this we

My Girls (the other ones) Causing a Stir ... and some runnerdness

The past week has been C-R-A-Z-Y! Life never seems to slow down. I was sure things would fall into a slower and easier routine once my girls went back to school, but there's always something happening to keep things interesting and keep me on my toes. Last week the excitement resulted in my first mammogram. Don't be too jealous. However it wasn't nearly as bad as all the horror stories you hear. There is some considerable boob smashing, but they bounce right back and it is only a little uncomfortable. I found a lump, which led to an appointment with my girly doc (aka gyno) and the scheduling of a mammogram and ultrasound. The lump ended up being a cyst surrounded by rigid breast tissue, so all is good. No more mammograms for a while unless I find something else. I really wasn't worried and didn't want to worry anyone else, so I didn't tell anyone except my hubs. He is the one who insisted I get it checked out. And the two ladies who did the ultrasound said

Your Runnerd is Showing

I am loving all the Runnerd photos out there! I get excited every time I get a new alert on my phone telling me a new photo has been posted or tweeted or shared. There are some amazing runnerds out there. And the creativity had been incredible. I wish I could share so many of them. Hopefully I'll be able to share at least a few in the next day or so. First I have to figure out how to share other people's photos from Instagram. If you know how, let me know. I am also going to post a list of runnerds participating, so if you are participating and don't want me to share your Instagram or Twitter name or Facebook page, let me know! Here's my photo-a-day runnerdness from the past five days: Day 1 - Time Day 2 - Sweat Day 3 - Up Day 4 - Inspire Day 5 - Kitchen