Monday, January 6, 2014

I did it….now what?!?!?‏

Posted by CheapRunnerMichelle

Well friends….I did something that I said I was never going to do…I ran further than a ½ marathon!...well not by much – but it still totally counts! I decided to start 2014 off with a bang, and ran 14 miles on the treadmill – and thanks entirely to Netflix – all in all it was actually really good!

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Not only was it my furthest run…but I also hit my goal of wanting to run a ½ this year in under 2:30! Now to be able to do this at an actual race…outside…without Netflix to distract me the whole time…

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Now onto one of my favourite posts that Cori puts together a few times a year.

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#1. Would you rather run in a thunderstorm or a snowstorm? Neither…ok I know I can’t pick that answer so….if we are having a snow storm then most likely that means it’s freezing out, and let’s be honest – I’m a winter cry baby and do everything I can to avoid the cold or having to spend time in it…so I’ll pick the thunderstorm in hope’s that means that it is nice and warm out

#2. Would you rather breathe through your nose or breathe through your mouth? Um both…which I tend to do regularly…but again I’ll play nice and go with nose. I hate having my nose plugged vs having my mouth shut – so I’ll go with the lesser of two evils

#3. Would you rather do 100 squats or 100 crunches? [Now take a break and go do them. ;)]

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‘nouf said…moving on

#4. Would you rather have a baked good for dessert or an extra serving of your favorite entree? Unless you are tempting me with a Red Velvet cupcake with Cream Cheese Icing…I’ll take extra of my favorite dish…pasta for all those wondering

#5. Would you rather run on a treadmill for an hour or run around the same street block for an hour? I’m happy to have a date with Netflix anytime over running in circles…plus right now my treadmill is right beside a very large window that I always have open when I am running…so it’s almost like being outside amiright?

#6. Would you rather have a headache during a run or a side stitch? I’ll take a headache – that I can deal with…a side stitch SUCKS

#7. Would you rather have a rest day on a work day or a day off? Probably on a workday…’cause those days are jam packed with work, kids, extra curricular’s…some work days just don’t have enough hours

#8. Would you rather be a race director or a race volunteer? I wouldn’t want to put up with all the politics that I am sure go into being a race director, and I think that volunteering is just such a great way to give back to other’s enjoy a sport we love

#9. Would you rather spend your money on running gadgets [HRM, GPS watch, Headphones] or running shoes? Ummm – I am a girl – so what do you think?!?

#10. Would you rather run in a relay or do the run portion of a distance triathlon? I really, really, really want to do a Ragnar…anyone wanna be my friend and do one with me?!?! Please…and besides I prefer to do the Tri solo

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Your turn – pick some to answer below…or you can just make me super happy and agree to run a Ragnar relay with me :)

13 comments:

  1. AWESOME long run!!! You are totally going to run a killer half this year, race adrenaline will more than make up for what you get from Netflix!

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  2. Thanks Laura! I'm certainly not going to be worrying about my time this weekend as I will be stopping at every character for pics!!! Bring on the Disney fun!!!

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  3. Get it!! Nice job on that 14 mile run!! Netflix sounds like the perfect way to pass the time on the 'mill!

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  4. I swear...NetFlix was totally invented by a runner...that was stuck inside 1/2 the year on a treadmill...lol

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  5. WooHoo - you are going to be treadmill lovers yet!! Way to go on that 14!!!
    I want to do a Ragnar but only in a warm place - I don't want to be freezing the entire time.

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  6. The one I REALLY want to do is the Miami to Ket West one!!!

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  7. That would be a phenomenal one!!!

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  8. Ragnar Key West is one of my dream races...it is in January each year. I love the drive, the run would e great!

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  9. my first reaction... 14 miles in under an hour? Go PRO ASAP!
    Snowstorm for sure, my wife doesn't veto snow runs!
    I mouth breathe for running, so I pick that.
    I'll a treadmill for an hour rather than a block just due to ankle pain I will get from constant turning.
    I think Mike could do ragnar by himself! Now that would be Ultra!

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  10. Fit 'n' Well MommyJanuary 6, 2014 at 11:10 PM

    Great job on the run! I think I'd rather do 100 squats than 100 crunches, but either one wouldn't be too bad. I'd rather take an extra serving of my favorite dish than a baked good, unless it was homemade bread pudding with a caramel sauce! :)

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  11. Awwwesome on your half! I need to try the ol Netflix trick! You are my running inspiration!

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  12. katie @ fromicecreamtomarathonJanuary 7, 2014 at 8:18 AM

    Wow, we both did 14 mile treadmill runs, while watching Netflix this weekend!! I don't know about you, but I run slower on the tm than I do outside. I know you could get a sub 2:30 half.
    I'll do a ragnar with you! I think that would be a blast!
    If a baked good includes ice cream, I'll take that over an entree anyday. :)

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  13. See I'm the opposite - I think I run "faster" on the treadmill. Deal - on the Ragnar :)

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