Friday, May 9, 2008

"You're not a LOSER ... you're just RESPONSIBLE!"

I was going to meet some friends for a BBQ this evening. But I chose not to, letting my friend know that I was just going to be a loser tonight. She responded with ... "You're not a LOSER ... you're just RESPONSIBLE"... ahh. Responsible? Is it fun being responsible?

There are numerous factors for me wanting to "lay low" tonight. Such as ...

... Getting in a run. I couldn't stand the thought of 2 days off in a row ...

... Getting up early Saturday morning for a Swim/Bike Brick ...

... Watching the first game of the Twins - Red Sox series ...

... catching up on reading the last 2 months RW magazines ...

... catching up on y'alls blogs ...

... Resting, both mentally and physically ...

I think it will be okay to be a responsible, lazy SOB, tonight. Tomorrow night will probably be different!

I had planned on participating in Nancy's 10K on the 10th. I thought for sure it would be a great distance to do the weekend before my first half. That was before my left knee started acting up. I went to the gym today for a run, telling myself that if there was no soreness what-so-ever after 3 miles, I would try for 6.2. Well, at about 3.5 miles I was starting to feel a little soreness and just didn't want to chance it the week before the big race. I couldn't. Damnit. Next one for sure, Nancy! I will be hear to be everyone's cheerleader!

I am also looking for good tunes to run to for the half. If you could share a song or two of yours that you really like to run to, I would greatly appreciate it!

ORN: 4.04 miles, 47:12 minutes, 11:40 min/mile

18 comments:

IronGambit said...

a song or two? I can hook you up with a whole play list!

IronGambit said...

What type of music do you like to run to ?

Jess said...

It depends on what you like to listen to when you run, but I have a shizload of good tunes!

Neese said...

hey girl, I'm glad to get back into the blog groove in time for your half! Off the top of my head I heard that song Tattoo recently (by Jordin Sparks) and thought it'd be a good one to run to?

J~Mom said...

Hmm...do you have Stronger on your list? I love that song lately! Also I just downloaded some Black Eyed Peas that seem to work. :>D

jkrunning said...

Your rooting for the Sox, right?

teacherwoman said...

Ummm.. I like a lot of music. Preferrably something upbeat with a good rhythm!! Rock, rap, etc...

And... NO ... NO RED SOX... GO TWINS!

IronGambit said...

techno/house?

teacherwoman said...

Techno's good.

Runner Leana said...

Sorry to hear about your knee! Good idea to rest it though so that you'll be in good shape for your half next weekend. GOOD LUCK!!!!!

Kevin said...

Definitely smart not pushing your legs too much with your race next weekend.

My Playlist Ideas

Scooter-anything by them particularly Faster Harder and Move your A$$.

Invincible by Pat Benetar (Of Course from one of the greates movies - The Goonies)

Twisted sister- I wanna rock

Nicole said...

I agree it is okay to take it easy and it doesn't mean you are a loser at all!
Hope your knee is doing okay.

Marcy said...

Well if you REALLY want to join the responsibility club you should hurry up and get pregnant LOL I'm KIDDING!

Badgergirl said...

I almost hate to admit this, but here are two that I've recently downloaded (for my dad), that have made it on my running/biking playlist:

"Cotton Eye Joe" by the Rednex
"I like to Move it" from the Madagascar soundtrack

They're upbeat and help push you those last few minutes of a workout.

Danielle said...

It's definitely not being a loser...I get the same thing sometimes and just need to opt to stay home vs going out. And good job on he run and good choice to stay short and keep it for next week...still wish I was doing one next week...so many reasons why I'm not, but wish I was...

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

Responsible. I'll remember that next time I need to back out of something gracefully. ;0

akshaye said...

hope you had a restful weekend. c'mon .. I owe my last years power song to you. I downloaded kany west (stronger) after I heard it on your blog! I guess any hip hop is good. Some good ol' rock cuts it for me ( lately - Springsteen, AC/DC)

Non-Runner Nancy said...

NO prob!! Gotta do what you need to the week before a race.