1. I just had probably the biggest running fail of my 2011 running career... and it sucked. I went to the gym with David to do a nice, easy treadmill run, and made it through about 12 minutes before I just quit. My left knee was killing me and I had horrible shin splints in both legs. I'm now sitting under a fleece blanket with bags of ice on my knee and praying to the running gods that I will be able to make it through this half marathon with both legs still attached.
And then I stared at the window for about 20 minutes before I couldn't face it anymore. Because I'm pretty sure if I'd finished it, the other 14 things were just going to be different reasons for why I suck.
Luckily, I have a really wonderful boyfriend who let me have a long cry on his shoulder and then watched me shove half a BBQ chicken sandwich and a creamsicle in my face and still loved me. I am a lucky girl.
Incidentally, this is right before I left for my 11 mile run last Sunday. Otherwise known as the last run I did, unless you count the 10 minutes on the treadmill yesterday. Gosh, I can't imagine why I don't get faster and faster every week!
Right now I'm in another airport (Bob Hope in Burbank which is a VAST IMPROVEMENT over LAX) about to fly to San Jose to meet my family. Tomorrow is (fingers crossed) my second to last long run before the half. Which means tomorrow I should have something productive to post. For now... you get pirate Jessica. With a semi-hook. Enjoy.