Wednesday, March 23, 2011

toe nails, 20 mph, and a jet plane

****As I type this, I am listening to American Idol, drinking a diet Dr Pepper and praying I will be able to sleep tonight. haha..... shouldn't be drinking caffeine at 7:00, but that's what sleeping pills are for... right?

I just painted and trimmed my toe nails, but not before I snapped a picture of my 3 ALREADY black toe nails. I haven't even run the 50 miler yet. As a runner, one of the things I have decided to sacrifice, is pretty feet and toes. Oh well, it's worth it when I am crossing that finish line.
Went out for an easy 5 miler this morning.... 20 mph winds turned it into a NOT so easy run. I have felt exhausted all day, of course this could be due to the lack of sleep the last week or so. The picture below is from a few weeks ago... when I had an effortless run. Look at that smile... Hope I am still smiling on Sat after the race.

I'm leaving on a jet plane tomorrow.... here I come Utah.

*** If you haven't yet hit up Coy over at First in Philly, I recommend you do so. She is a great read and full of korky off the wall posts. Love her.

What do you give up to be a runner?

10 comments:

Kelli said...

your toe nails make me sad. BUT on another note, GOOD LUCK Saturday. You will rock that 50er

Coy Martinez said...

Thanks for the shout out!! First, I'm giddy that you're about to run 50 miles. That's something that I'm still in the dreaming phase of :) I sacrifice sleep! I'll be glued in this weekend for your report! Enjoy flying over those mountains! I did!! You're gonna have a blast!

Jan said...

Yesterday, I came really close to snapping a pic of my totally abused two big toes ...the right one is totally back and blue, but I decided not to.

Instead a heavy coat of fuchsia perked up all my sad toes!

Safe travels!

kristen said...

WooHoo. SO excitd for you! I totally give up nice looking feet for running. BUT, since I havn't been running in a while my feet actually look pretty good. I even got a pedicure. So nice.

GOOD LUCK girl! Can't wait to hear all about it.

Kara said...

I hate running in the wind! It's the worst with the jogging stroller!

I've given up on having bangs to be a runner. Too much of a pain with the hair clips!

Stacey said...

Good luck this weekend girlie! I'm so excited for you!!!

misszippy said...

Small sacrifices, right? I hope it all goes well in Utah.

Fair Weather Runner said...

agreed on toenails and feet, it's the easy price to pay. plus, that's what nail polish is for. hope you have a good trip out there. GOOD LUCK!

Marlene said...

I give up drinking all the wine I want. ;)

Hope you catch up on your sleep!!

Cory Reese said...

I agree on sacrificing sleep. (Wind=ugh)

Can't wait to read about the Buffalo Run!