Olivia's Marathon Misadventures

Friday, February 24, 2006

Holy Crap-a-roni!

I seriously don't know why I am running 14 miles tomorrow. FOURTEEN. I haven't been blogging about it because, frankly, I don't want to think about it.

Yesterday, I had a great workout. I ran another zippy 2m before weight training with the group. Well, it wasn't weight training, really. It was more gym class. PS: I love it. We were doing something called superloading or something, where you do two different exercises for the same muscle group one right after the other. And I don't know how to explain this one exercise well, but I kneeled and someone held my ankles steady to the ground and I "fell" over, did a push up and pulled myself back upright with basically my core and hamstrings. We did this at the very beginning of training in November and I remember it being next to impossible. There was a lot of cheating (for my part) going on. Yesterday, I was just trucking through them thinking, "My hamstrings are going to be HOT this summer!" Odd thought, indeed.
Anyhow, I was just wringing wet at the end. But what a great workout. I think after the Country Music Marathon, I'll train for the New Las Vegas Marathon. Cart before the horse, yes, I see that. However, if I don't have another goal, my default goal is couch sitting. Not hot.
So, this morning, I was craving a good bagel. Good being the operative word. So, that rules out 98% of the establishments that sell bagels in Nashville. Sadly, my favorite bagel place, Alpine Bagel, that used to be open across from the Vanderbilt business school closed and corporate giant, Breugger's Bagels, opened in it's stead. BORING. But like I said, it is still better than other places. So I drive all the way there, buy bagels for my department and head to work - late. I get to work and see that the neighboring business catered bagels and cream cheese. THAT'S where I got the jones - an email went out yesterday announcing this. Now, I have a bag of bagels, cream cheese and no where to put them. Plus, our plumbing is out in the building today. Lovely. Glad I got that extra large, bed-wetter size French Roast.


  • Olivia, that was so nice of you to buy breakfast for everyone...sorry you missed the FYI on breakfast being provided. It was the thought that counts! :)

    By Anonymous Jennifer, at 2:22 PM  

  • Good luck with your 14 miler, you'll do great!

    By Blogger Rae, at 11:05 AM  

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