Thursday, April 17, 2014

Three Things Thursday - Snow, Tempo Runs, and Big Butts

One - 
I most definitely jinxed myself when I declared spring was finally here in my last post and then I woke up to snow covering the ground yesterday. 

I wonder if I'm going to have to reseed my lawn? At least this is my perfect running temperature, though I'm a bit sick of the white stuff.

Two - 
Last week I talked about how changing my attitude from negative to positive really helped me successfully complete a difficult training run. I would be lying though, if I said I wasn't a little worried about my tempo run on the schedule today. I noticed last night on my way to work that the relatively flat bike path in Brunswick is under water due to the river overflowing its banks. I like doing tempo runs on flat areas since it is easier to stay at a constant speed. However Bath is not flat. Really the only flat place is the track, 1.5 miles away. So I ran a slow warm up mile, then started the first tempo mile on the road and finished it on the track in 8:07. 

I really wanted to set up those hurdles.

Exactly the pace I was supposed to run. Tempo mile two came in at 8:08...close enough. Tempo mile three - 8:00. Okay, a little fast, but I'm feeling really good. I started the fourth and final tempo mile keeping up the slightly faster pace knowing the last half mile would be on the road and up a quarter-mile fairly steep hill. I left the track to start heading home and was not going to let this hill defeat me. My watch beeped just as I crested the hill, I look down and it says 7:56! Woo-freaking-hoo! 

I win again, hill!

Another easy mile got me home for a total on six miles in 51:29, an average pace of 8:35. It's a few hours later now and I'm still feeling amazing.

Three -
A week or so ago I was checking my Blogger stats and noticed that someone had found my blog by a search for "big booty women in compression shorts."


Okay, I know I'm a little thick through the hips and quads, but I was curious as to what image was out there that matched me up - a picture of me in my Tommie Copper compression shorts. Then I recognized the person in the picture next to mine. 

Christy from My Dirt Road Anthem. Christy is one of the fittest people I know through blogging. She most certainly does not have a big booty and honestly I don't think mine looks that big either. What the heck, Google? Anyway, we both had a good laugh about it and enjoyed being bootylicious together. 

What about you?
If you have a blog, has anyone found you through a funny search?


  1. You 2 are definitely not big booty ladies. How funny!

  2. Oh my - that is a funny story about you and Christy!

  3. I am still laughing about that, just goes to show Google doesn't always have all the answers :)

  4. Now that's funny!!! :) And I think we won't have anymore snow.


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