Sunday, January 20, 2008

Tidbits and loose ends

First, a couple of outstanding questions:

Jess, I shaved because the old Captain Caveman face was starting to require "beard maintenance," which I'm ill-equiped to perform. And, during the HM, the Accelerade and water was just sort of soaking onto my face. Kinda gross, and uncomfortable. I had intended to shave it into some sort of wacky pattern at the request of the JavaFesters, but they only mentioned lightning bolts or something. With all the festivities, I didn't have time pre-race. So, back to my regular old face (for better, or worse).

Wes, I think I will be doing Langley Pond, Olympic distance. I'm thinking that will be the distance I'll focus on this year. I don't have the raw speed to be competitive in the sprints, and I can't realisically focus on half-iron or iron distance races. Maybe I'll find my speck in the sporting world. We'll see...

Man, the weather has been poopy for running. *this is where all you eskimos north of the Mason-Dixon call me a wus* Between snow, cold, rain, cold rain/snow, and Mendy's drill weekend, it's been tough to run a lot. I did go for a nice 3.4 miler the other night in the chilly temps (29 F?) and I'm sure people were looking at me funny from the safey of their steel chariots. We are both planning a 8-ish mile run tomorrow, so we'll see how that goes. Next week, I'm going over-mileage for the MB Half, then start a taper program.

Today our local Fleet Feet was having their birthday sale. I picked up 2 pairs of Mizuno running pants and 1 pair of Mizuno tights, all Breath Thermo. I've heard great things about the BT material, and it should be better in the cold than just thin tights for...uh...maintaining my image. That thin spandex doesn't block all the cold, and the tights don't leave much to the imagination, if you know what I mean. I don't want to be arrested by Interpol for olive smuggling.

Updates tomorrow from the run!

12 comments:

Lori said...

OMG! You did not just say olive smuggling!!!

Neese said...

dammit why did you have to say O.S. ohhh the mental images LOL

Marcy said...

We told you to do a L on one side and an M on the other LOL

OK so now for the question of the day . . .what exactly do you wear under tights? Nothing?!? I know it's not uncommon for the ladies but I don't know how men feel about their junk hanging out/flopping around :P

Jess said...

I want pictures of you in these tights! Mendy, you are the secret weapon in this endeavor!

Taryn said...

Olive smuggling...oh you kill me!

I hope the Olympic distance is your perfect fit... I meant to tell you about an awesome race you all need to put on next year's schedule... Tour de Yuma. That's right. Tour.De.Yuma. 35 miles through this gorgeous town. You and your olives won't want to miss it!

Nikki said...

I think your beard looked fun! ;) Did Grace get tickles? Our kids dont like Daddy's beard!

Olives? gotta give yourself more credit then that! LMAO!

Wes said...

LOL! Yea, I'm signing Dee Dee and I up today. I'll do the Olympic, and she'll do the sprint. In my case, it might be raisins rather than olives :-)

Gotta Run said...

You can never go wrong buying cool gear when it is on sale. Scott and I were just at Carolina Tri yesterday. Supper SWEET new bikes.

Maybe the weather will be better for running outdoors this week.

J~mom said...

My ears...my eyes....olive smuggling......ahhhhh..

LOL!

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Olive smuggling??? OY. Way too much mental imagery, dude. :D

Mendy said...

I so wish their (FF) Nike running skirts were on sale. I would've gotten one. I liked Marcy's skirt she wore during the race... although Marcy looks a WHOLE LOT better in it than I would. Maybe it's a good decision that I just got a cool brown thick running shirt. Me likey! Maybe I'll try it out today.

Yea, been cold and will still be cold this week. Blah... Ready for spring!

Eric said...

Congratulations on the TYB team! You guys will rock it this year! Maybe, when you have space for a slow person, I'll join in for the "just average" portion of the team! See you soon!

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