Thursday, August 27, 2009

Dreary 12

Thanks to the stormy weather, today was one of those days I just wanted to curl back into the covers and sleep the day away. Plus I was over tired from my 4 1/2 hour delay Weds. night and my sore body from my "light" weight session. Apparently lifting every once in awhile isn't cutting it ;)

When I woke up I was annoyed at the thought of having to run 12 miles in the rain. Doubled then by how sore I was from my long day before. I seriously thought about ditching it. But how do you just ditch a 12 mile run? - that's huge! Even as the rain tapered but the sky remained dreary and I changed into my running clothes I still considered skipping. So I headed out with much trepidation into this...
It was slow going and the legs didn't want to cooperate but as I reached North Beach/Oak St. Beach I saw this...

Yes the AVP Volleyball tourney is in town and I had some yummy eye candy. Even though it was dreary and in the 60's the boys didn't disappoint. YUMMY!

It was slow going but I made it through 12!
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This weekend we are making a trip to visit with the in-laws. It's been awhile since our last visit so we need to go make the rounds. I have a long run that needs to get done and I feel bad taking time away from the short visit but it's gotta happen. Luckily there is a 6.5 mile path that I can do a back and forth run for my 15 mile long run (w/ 12 at race pace - eek!)

15 comments:

KAT said...

Ha, glad your run turned into for the better (beach volleyball is kind of hot...) Today, I have a 16 miler to do, and its definitely raining :(

Mark said...

Good job!!!

D10 said...

Way to push yourself out the door for the 12. Have a nice weekend visiting with the inlaws.

kristen said...

Yummy beach volleyball players will make any run better! I'm sure your in-laws will understand. If it were me, I'd probably just get up extra early. Good luck with the 15.

Jeri said...

What a great treat to run by the AVP boys!! I saw the US Olympic VB team in the Denver airport 2 summers ago and I was just in awe. They're soooooooooo tallllllllllll. :p

Tara said...

Mmmmm...nice eye candy. Hubba, Hubba! I have a 12 miler on Sunday and it is supposed to storm all day. I hope I don't get stuck on the damn dreadmill.

Marlene said...

Good job getting that 12-miler done! That's a long way when you're not feeling it. I'm sure the eye candy helped. :)

Have a great weekend!

lifestudent said...

Odd I just found your blog now. I'm in Chicago too and started blogging to document my training for Chicago in 07 ;) I'll have to read back to the beginning of your blog when I have a bit of time later ....

but anyways, Hello!

X-Country2 said...

That AVP needs to come to Nebraska! Lucky ducky!

RunToFinish said...

seriously.. I still don't know how you handle all the travel..the delays and such. I know i'm like a broken record, but i can't help it!

ok mmm mm mm to that pic! I so wish I was there, I love watching pros play vball and when they look like that it doesn't hurt

runner26 said...

1. i LOVE beach volleyball!!
2. nice job getting in the twelver despite the threatening skies.
3. have a good trip this weekend!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

kudos to you for getting it done. i think we're getting your rain this weekend.... gee, thanks. LOL Have a great weekend.

The Laminator said...

Ah, the AVP to the rescue! Very nice, very nice! Great job on getting in that 12!

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