I got to do a blog post for work this week that I really liked a lot, so I need to post some more about it here.
It’s photos of people who face one another during the work day. I picked out the couples that I knew were friends, or at least friendly. There’s something really special about having someone you like that you can make eye contact with. It makes the instant messaging so much more amusing.
Here’s an outtake of me and Brice:
I had so much fun doing this.
See them all here.
The last one is my favorite.
I completed my fifth half marathon on Saturday.
But don’t worry. I’m still that girl who hates running.
I think maybe I hate being bad at stuff more. The other half-marathons I did this year left me feeling a bit defeated. I did ’em, yes. But I didn’t prepare as much as I should have and I didn’t do them well.
Hence “Operation: Just Keep Signing Up For More Half Marathons”
This time around, I was moderately prepared. I made it up to a 9 mile training run the weekend before, which went surprisingly well.
Not surprising: the half marathon really started to tank after the 9 mile mark. Go figure.
So I didn’t break 2 hours 30 minutes, which I had been optimistically hopeful about. And I didn’t beat my best time to date of 2:34:15. But it was pretty darned close to that.
We got there a bit late, so started 15 minutes late with the 10K runners, which means that it was a long lonely time after I passed the 10K turnaround point. But I did start to catch up to and pass loads of the half marathoners.
So, until next time (on October 7)…
Run it up, you hate-runner! Run it up!
Saturdays are my long run days.
As I run around and around the lake, interminably, I just keep thinking about the juice I will get from the juice booth at the market afterwards.
Mmm… the frothy, kale-y, $7.50-for-12-ounces goodness.
After a dozen years, I feel like I’ve finally gone full-on California.