How is it that the shortest work weeks always feel like the longest? We’ve finally reached our destination and I’m so excited for the weekend! Granted, between a 17-mile training run and the Bronx 10 Mile, I won’t be getting much sleep but at least I will have time to nap later in the day (hopefully). Fridays are typically my rest days but I wanted to get in a kettlebell workout this morning so I did something similar to my favorite:
Because of time (my own fault), I skipped the snatches and windmills which I have yet to master with the kettlebell. I really like this workout because it makes me sweat. One of these days I am going to do the circuit more than once!
- Who doesn’t love a giveaway? Jessica at Pace of Me is giving away an awesome bracelet from Endorphin Warrior. She is accepting entries until next Thursday. Get on it!
- One of the barriers to eating healthy is not having the right food. Ravenous Runner at Runner’s World posted an easy recipe to help you make eight days of lunch in one shot. (Perfect recipe for fall!)
- Kelsey at Run, Sweat, Sparkle is raising money for Girls on the Run with her awesome shirts — I already ordered one in heather grey. Definitely check it out — her prices are super reasonable and it goes to a good cause!
- Adam at Think Plan Run wrote about non-runners yelling at runners. Seriously, what is with that?! You’ll get a kick out of this article.
- Shalane shares her ab routine at Innovation for Endurance. While I’m sure the majority of her core comes from all the miles, it’s good to know that planks are on her list as must-do.
I’m sure by now you’ve heard all about Paul Ryan’s little white lie about his marathon time. I don’t want to get political, but since this is a running blog and something I have opinions about… well, I kinda want to talk about it.
I know in the grand scheme of things it doesn’t matter; outside of the running community, it doesn’t seem like a big deal. But as a runner, it IS a big deal. You earn your marathon time. You spend MONTHS hitting the road, working out and achieving your goal. I know it hasn’t been 20 years since my first marathon, but I feel like that’s a time that I will never forget (and well, I guess I have it kind of easy since I hit it 4 hours on the nose!). It’s been six years and I can still remember what I craved at mile 16, what it was like to hit the wall around mile 22 and how the last .2 seemed to drag on forever.
I feel like in his comment he’s taken that away from us marathoners. He’s disrespected the work that we’ve put into our marathons. And, OK, so he forgot and made up a time. He has a staff of speechwriters and fact checkers that are there just to do that. I’m sure he has a handful of interns that would have been delighted to research what his marathon time was. So the fact that he couldn’t remember is fine, but the fact that he just randomly made up a number that “sounded good” wasn’t.
Like I said, this will hold no relevance in the future… I’m sure it’s a moo point (thanks Joey, ha), considering he has already moved on to insulting mountain climbers by claiming his role as somewhat of a rock climbing professional.
What do you think?
On a less serious note…
What are your random thoughts for the day?