There was a lot of good in the weekend and thankfully only a little bit bad and ugly. I’m joining Tara over at Running ‘n’ Reading for my weekend update.
So, let me tell you about the good.
The biggest good: I’ve been chosen to be a 2015 Ambassador for Altra Running. I’m pretty excited because I’ve been sharing the Altra love for a while now.
Another good: I ran 10 miles on Friday after running 7 miles on Thursday. Back to back higher mileage for the win. Perhaps it’s time to actually decide on my training plan…
Saturday was all good. We took the boys to the National Geographic Museum to see the Spinosaurus. It was pretty cool and Jones, my budding paleontologist, was happy we got there.
Afterwards, we rode the metro all the way out the Silver Line, which excited both Beer Geek and Jones. I’ll be more excited when it actually reaches Dulles Airport LOL. Then Beer Geek and I went out for date night at a local beer bar. It’s always nice to have some time to chat without interruption.
And then there’s the bad. Shoo had a soccer game at 8am on Sunday. Getting up at 6:45 on Sunday when I’m not racing puts me in a less than awesome mood. Then we ran out of milk, which meant I needed to pop into Target when I picked up crickets. I’m pretty sure Target on a Sunday is one of the levels of hell.
There was a bit of good though. I took my crabby self out for a one mile run on Sunday and ended up doing 3. Even better, I ran the crabby away.
And finally, the ugly. When I ran on Friday, I tripped over an uneven sidewalk and fell. No, I can’t even blame the ice. Of course, I hit my chin *again* and split the scar from my last fall open. I do feel pretty bada$$ though as I fell at mile 5 and completed the whole run.
To end things on a good note, I’ve completed 13 days of a run streak and last week was the highest mileage week I’ve had in way too long with just over 30 miles. Week 1 of marathon/ragnar training = success.
Join me tomorrow for Tuesdays on the Run where I’ll share my planned races for the year. What’s your race schedule? I want to know (who knows, I might add YOUR race to my schedule LOL).
22 thoughts on “Weekend in a nutshell: good, bad, ugly”
I look forward to seeing you in Austin on January 25 for the half marathon 🙂
Congrats on Altra-I’d love to chat with you about them sometime. I may need to re evaluate my shoes. Not sure where to go with them. I also need to re eval my races for this year so looking forward to seeing your post for ideas. I can’t imagine you can fit anymore into your schedule
Congrats on the run streak! This is my first time streaking, and I’m loving it and seeing the benefits of running everyday. You’re a total gangsta for splitting your face open and continuing on your run. Glad that and the early Sunday morning seem to be the only uglies. Looks like a great weekend overall. Happy Monday!
Congrats on the Altra gig. Great news. And sorry about that chin. That looks so SORE!
Congrats on the Ambassadorship! How exciting! I’ve been intrigued by them for some time now but they aren’t available locally so I haven’t been able to take them for a test drive.
Wow, what a weekend! Sheesh! First of all, big congrats on your relationship with Altra; that is super-exciting, right? I’ve heard lots of great things about their brand; they were big sponsors at the Runner’s World Half & Festival that I participated in during 2013. I love the Spinosaurus, too; I’m a sucker for old, dead things. I hate that you’ve taken a spill, but it’s DEFINITELY high on the badassery scale – woo hoo! Hope it heals up nicely for you. Thank you so much for linking up with the blog this week; so excited to have you! Hope your Monday is going well.
I am so excited for you about being and Altra Ambassador, I know how much you love them! Congrats! I need to take my boys to the National Geographic museum, looks like they would love it!
I *think* I know your race schedule for this year. Looking forward to seeing it all laid out tomorrow (and how you’re going to git it done)!
I feel better about my recent fall, since I didn’t land on my chin. My knees both have scars though, not sure if they’ll ever heal.
Congrats on your ambassadorship!! Sounds like a great opportunity! It’s great when running can maek the crabbiness go away, I’m using running a bit more for therapy lately!
Congrats on Altra Ambassador! How exciting?!
Congrats on the Altra ambassadorship! I keep eyeing their shoes, but I haven’t tried them yet.
Nice work on the run streak and way to push past your fall! Runners are bad asses 😉
Oh man, a chin split. You are hardcore! Awesome job on the run streak, too. I have no planned races right now. Which is CRAZY for me. Haha.
I don’t have a race schedule yet, lol. Congrats on being an Altra Ambassador! I’ve seen their shoes and keep thinking I should try them.
I tripped over a sidewalk and scraped up both knees and the palms of both hands a couple of years ago. My right knee was pretty nasty and had little bits of gravel stuck in it. haha But I got my ass up and finished running! When I was running through the park a couple of people were like, “OMG you’re bleeding!” Yeah, I felt pretty badass too.
I haven’t scheduled any races yet, I just have a few ideas penciled in on the calendar. OK, I’ve got to ask…picked up crickets? I’m glad your fall was not more serious. You just look really tough!
I feel a few weeks ago on uneven sidewalk. Tip went my toe and DOWN I went. Be careful out there. I always say “NOT THE FACE”. LOL.
Way to run… and YES! you are bad @$$ surviving and running away from that fall! 🙂
Congrats on the Altra ambassadorship! 🙂
OUCH! I’m glad you are OK, that looks incredibly painful! Congrats on being chosen as an Altra ambassador! I still love my Intuition 1.5’s!
Great job on the long mileage. Not so great on the fall, though. Ouch – it looks sore.
Ouch on the chin, but yay or the ambassadorship!
Congrats on the ambassadorship! Hope that chin heals up pronto!
Thanks, it actually healed really fast this time.