Wednesday, April 25, 2012

obsessive compulsive mania

Since my Ragnar plans fell through, yesterday had me searching the internets for another race. As luck would have it, I found a half marathon close by this Sunday. Mike is working again this weekend, so I can entertain myself by running super fast.


My only real goal is to beat my horribly sad (for me) PR and my fake PR from the halfway point of the Hartford Marathon. Basically, I'll be happy with anything under 1:50. Kara has told me it's 1:3x or bust, so I'll shoot for that, because peer pressure is my favorite.

I've recently discovered that lunchtime runs are not the safest for me. I come from some seriously fair skinned (read: translucent) ancestors and even with sunscreen, I've been getting burn when I run midday. So, instead of running at lunch yesterday, I let my inner obsessive compulsive mania take over.

I cleaned the bathrooms, did laundry, emptied the dishwasher, and then things got crazy. We have a bunch of boxes from Amazon that were cluttering up the house.

Everything for the Aspaeris mobile retail booth is being shipped to the house. I unpacked all of the boxes, broke them down for recycle, and then started reorganizing closets to fit everything.

just the beginning
I may have gotten a little carried away, but I'm feeling a lot better about the state of my house.

Speaking of Aspaeris, you can still use the 50% off promo code, APS4me, now through April 30th.

I promise to stock hocking my wares at you just as soon as the sale is over.

I do have to say, though, that I seriously love my job. My boss called me yesterday at 3:50 and prefaced his phone call with, "you have to tell me when you normally run so I don't call then." Gotta love it.

Do you always race with a goal in mind?

When is your next race?


  1. Good luck with the race! I live the next town over from Cheshire so it will be like you are coming to say Hi to me ;) Hey, this race has to be better than Danbury and the nightmare of miles 9-11 in that race so I definitely think you will PR! :)

  2. Now that's an awesome boss! And can you come organize things at my house?

    Good luck this weekend! I hope it's a great race for you.

  3. Love that your boss says that! I'm not signed up for it, but I might run a last minute 5k this Saturday. Tim has something to prove!

    1. Mike told me that I can't beat his PR during the half marathon. HA! Honestly, I don't think I will, but it would be hilarious if I did.

      You should definitely run the 5k. Use my philosophy: run til you feel like you're going to puke and then keep going.

  4. 1:3X or bust for sure. I might be getting a bib from this chick who walked me down the aisle at a wedding last year for an all women's race this Sunday. Chew on that.

  5. 5k!! I'm doin it. Also, thanks for not scooping my story about my first 5k yesterday - I want to save that for my blog.

  6. My next race is Sunday - 4 miles. GL to you!

  7. Now that is a wise and considerate boss! My next race is Saturday. I often have no goals in mind. Although I"m using this 5k to set some training paces.

  8. Damn straight 1:3x or bust. Run for my love.

  9. Your boss is amazing. I need to find a job with similar priorities. Not signed up yet, but considering a local 5k this Sunday or next Sunday. I've got a flat half marathon along the Pacific coming up on 6/16. And I just found out this morning I won an entry to a trail half at Griffith Park (Hollywood Sign) in November!

  10. Great boss!!! If you feel the need to organize more, I have a spare bedroom at my house that you can stay in. HA!

  11. There's really nothing I love better than organizing. Kind of sick, actually. The Container Store is possibly my favorite place in the world.

    Also, I agree--1:3x or bust. I've run with you, so I know you can do it. If I hear you've gone any slower, it had better be accompanied by a story about extreme vertigo kicking in at mile 5.

  12. Uh, what do you do? I wish my boss would say that. He asked how my half marathon on Sunday went but had no clue how fast 2:30 FINISH is when you're walking. Men.


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