Saturday, July 16, 2011

Absent

Ugh I've been an absent blogger and until my move is done... more of the same... which is not much. So, I'm going on a little hiatus. Still posting on dailymile... so if we aren't buds there... let's fix that.

Guess what I get on Friday?
A dang house... finally!

xoxo,
falon

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

Dear Toenail,

I didn't need you anyway and guess what... your replacement is already on its way.

Well, I pretty much thought this baby was a goner after Dam to Dam, but it stayed on so I didn't disturb it. But, I was fooled and it was pretty much dead and stuck ontop of a new nail. Purdy, huh?

Good news? It didn't hurt at all.

Have you lost a toenail? Any ideas as to why it happened? I think I may have pulled my sock a tad too tight before the race and it didn't hit me until mile 8... too late.

Onward and Upward with my nine remaining nails!

xoxo,
falon

PS: Thanks to Nikki for joining the party and being my newest follower!

Monday, July 4, 2011

ONE YEAR RACE-I-VERSARY


The Alliant Energy Fifth Season Race was this morning. Yes, I willingly got out of bed at 5am to run on the last day of a three day weekend. Actually, it wasn't a big deal since I hardly slept last night.


Breakfast of Champions followed by a Venti Iced Coffee with Non-fat Milk and two Splendas.

Ahhh race ready.

So, obviously I wanted to PR, who doesn't? My last and only 8k was the Turkey Trot in November. 48:37.



So I psyched myself up for some greatness and even lined up wayy closer to the front than usual. Guess what? It wasn't a big deal either. No one was running me down, but beware... it did push me to a fast start out of the gate. This gal... doesn't do fast starts... I'm the strong finisher, but luckily I cooled my jets before I burned out.

Oh and I met up with some of my running peeps! Yes, I have running peeps which is pretty cool since I am crappy at making new friends.



Runners really are just some of the nicest folks out there. I have met so many cool folks through the DailyMile and Blogger... it is so neat that you never hear anyone utter a word of criticism, because we have all missed runs, made mistakes and we don't judge. Amen.

Okay, so I came, I saw, I ran, I got tired from mile 3-4, but I pulled it out. Ultimately happy with my performance, because at this point in the game... it was absolutely my hardest effort.

45:24


Three minutes under my previous pr? Yeah, I'll take it. Alright, I know lots of you raced this weekend... I hope you're happy with the results!

Happy 4th!

xoxo,
falon

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Freakin Awesome Sunday!

... and it isn't even over yet.

#1. I got to talk on the phone with my mom. Now this isn't a rareity as we pretty much talk everyday, but I just love her so much and it always makes me feel good to chat with her.

#2. Packet Pick-Up... for my Fifth Season 8k tomorrow. The shirts are cooler this year- I may even race in mine and I found these babies.


Its the Mizuno Wave Inspire. 6? Maybe. Anyway last seasons model, but Running Wild had a bunch of clearance shoes and they had a 10.5 and they were a cute pink and they fit awesome and they were only $45 compared to the $100 they usually sell for.

I have religiously worn the Brooks Adrenaline, but lately I've been wondering if there is a lighter stability shoe out there... and BAAM there she is. I am dying to take them out for a spin, but I'll resist the urge and run in my old trusties tomorrow.

In case you were wonder, Buddy supports this bargain purchase.

#3. I found an awesome shower curtain at Target that will match the existing pink tile in my bathroom. It also has grey in it and I am hoping to paint the walls grey so yay. Whew what a relief!

#4. My cat is adorable and let's me give him tons of kisses with little protest.

Okay one more...



xoxo,
falon