A thousand miles and poles apart, Where worlds collide and days are dark…

Today’s Workout- 60 minute Runner’s Core class at Running, Etc.

5 Mile shake out run @ 7:45 pace.

It’s been four weeks since the Twin Cities marathon and yesterday I celebrated my kick-off day back into training with a half marathon. First though Renee and I pre-gamed the night before with the latest installment of my favorite film series (007 of course)…SKYFALL. I’ve been a 007 fan for as long as I can remember and when Daniel Craig was quoted as saying he cried the first time he heard Adele’s theme song Skyfall, I dramatically sighed “Me tooooooo!” I will not give anything away except that I would like to volunteer to be Daniel Craigs running coach. The man has AWFUL running form. We’ve been imitating it. So bad, so funny. The picture below does not properly display his atrocious knee lift and arm above his nose form. We still love you 007.

Like I mentioned, the Norfolk Freedom Half Marathon was my kick-off event back into “real” training. I actually ran quite a bit last week and when I tallied the miles I hit a nice 70. The half went about as expected. I ran conservatively as planned but it hurt more than it should have. I’ve gained some extra candy weight in my off month and ran nothing quicker than 7 minute pace so by mile 8 my legs were calling me names…not nice ones. Second place female in 1:26, I think. I turned off my watch because it was on the dreaded “Battery Low” and then it turns out that timing system for the race went haywire but it should be resolved in a few days. I am not at all concerned with my time for today though. I will get that fitness back quickly…..I hope 😉  Iphone quality pictures below!

Today I did the Runner’s Core Class that I have mentioned a few times. It’s not for the weak but I’m always grateful to get it done. Strength is my weakness so I want to build that up before Boston. This next week should be another 70 mile week.

Congrats to all my friends who raced Richmond and the OBX marathon this weekend!


28 thoughts on “A thousand miles and poles apart, Where worlds collide and days are dark…

  1. Your return to racing was nothing less than awesome, as always. Congrats!

    Ok, please DO figure out a way to work with Daniel Craig. That is just ugly!


  2. Nice to see you blogging again. I have missed reading them. Congrats on your race yesterday. That is a pretty solid time after a marathon recovery.


    • Play TV has all of the Freeview channels and that’s it, I had excteepd them to add some kind of Top-Up TV support but they never did. Until there’s some kind of 3D broadcast over the air there’s no chance of 3D PlayTV, and there’s almost no chance of a 3D broadcast over the air during the lifespan of the PS3.In response to Snuff Hunter: Sky isn’t over the air, Play TV only has a freeview tuner, it can’t take input from Sky, therefore the any 3D channels on Sky mean nothing as far as Play TV is concerned.The 3D channels would need to be broadcast over Freeview which isn’t happening any time soon.


  3. Glad your month off was successful and wow, a 1:26 first race back is great! And 70 mile weeks! Woohoo! I’m happy with high 60s last week for my “last minute marathon” peak week!
    I can’t stand to watch any actor run. They always look ridiculous when they do it! I find myself yelling at the tv because it’s just so horrible!


  4. awesome training week!! i’m going to see Skyfall tonight, can’t wait to see his running form now :p although knowing he runs like a goon might decrease his eye candy status for me a little bit… oh well


    • I love you to, but i then found out from a previous girl that he had slept with that they were senieg one another and he use to tell he loved her all the time. We were on holiday this summer and were both ill with a travellers diarrhea and we had antibiotics and when we came back he said he was still ill and he went to the doctors and had tests and they said he had a bacteria infection caused by food and when I said I will claim on the insurance or the hotels insurance he got very angry about it and said he had no doctors notes or proof coz he threw it all away and then he was like I don’t want you to claim and got in a mood. This same week he had 700 pounds taken out of his back account and I quizzed him coz I had this done to me in the past and I asked him what the bank had said. He said that they weren’t really doing much about it, even tho he had shown them proof he didn’t spend the money and he said he doesn’t think he will get it back! He said he travels around to different countries with work and when we first got together he said he might be going to china, but this never happen, then he said Siberia and this never happened. He Recently told me he was going to china with work for 3 weeks so when he was meant to be there I rang his company up and he was in England and when I said could I speak to Andrew ****** the project design manager, they said “what? Who are you after? “. Which seemed weird to me. I confronted him about the china thing and he said im going tonight the flight was cancelled they hadn’t got back to us about us going even tho he had told me the week before it was all finalised. Then later on in the conversation he told me he was going the following week, but he didn’t. He also said you have to write an invitation to be aloud to go into china from england on business is this true? We had arranged to go the cinema one night and he blew me off to go clubbing with his mates and gave me lots of excuses. One being he couldn’t go to the cinema with me on the thursday coz he had to work early in the morning on the Saturday, other wise people might lose there jobs and as I live 40 minutes away from him he would have to have left mine in the morning so wouldnt have managed to get to work. That morning I rang him and he was still in bed! I have since broken up with him because he cheated on me for a second time. He did it once before where he was sending flirty texts to a girl (texts sent over a few days) he use to see and he told her he was in Sweden with work and made up this complicated stuff he had to do over there for work, but he was in england with me. He was also arranging to meet up with her one weekend. I fogave him for this and he said he wasn’t a cheater he would never cheat and he wasn’t really going to meet up with her. His excuse for this was that he was mad from an argument we had had that day and he has never ever had an argument in his life not even with his parents or siblings. Then everything was ok until I found more flirty messages from another girl and he was flirting with her so I rang the number and she said they had been to the pub quiz together and had kissed and were texting all week. He admitted to this but said she had kissed her but she says its the other way around. Andrew also said he doesn’t fancy her he just did it.and she had just working at started working at that pub that week, but I know for a fact she started in may because I have since talked to the other bar staff there. I broke with him there and then, but after this I rang him to gets answers to why he did it and because stupidly I would have taken him back because I missed him so much (I am sooooo thankful tht this did not happen) He said he wasn’t senieg this girl and he hasn’t seen her or been to the pub with her because of his medison, then later he changed his story and said they went to the pub in a group. I found out from a friend of mine that knows this girl well, that they didn’t stop texting when we broke up and they went to the cinema not the pub. And she is now not having any of what I say because Andrew w(I missed the end off) This girl doesnt believe me he was cheating on me with her, because andrew told her we had broken up ages ago and has got his brother to lie for him. But she is young and very naive so is taken in by his lies as like me it was what I wanted to believe in even tho I always took it with a pinch of salt. I am concerned that he may have something wrong with him, to lie so much and I think he may believe his own lies. He also told me he loved me more than anything in the world, but I guess that was another one of his lies.Oh and he told me he didn’t like blondes and didn’t fancy small girls, and hates rock and emo music and people ,but the second girl he cheated on me with was small, 5ft3 and has blonde hair and a rocker/emo.Sorry for the essay lol!Could this gut have something wrong with him?Do you not think he could have something wrong with him tho like that compulsive lying thing?


  5. ok, there’s a big problem here. Daniel Craig, or Mr Bond is on the big screen and you are analyzing his running form?! 😀 I am too busy imagining……don’t go there Vicky. Nice to have you back and racing again, I look forward to the day when a 1:26 is a ‘fat’ well rested half time 🙂 I am concerned that the little core work I was doing has bit the dust since my miles have increased, need to find some tim somewhere to fit it in. Any details of what strength work you’re talking about would be great (I am clueless).


  6. Great race! For Newtons, I haven’t had that problem yet, only thing I have noticed is some calf soreness. Mainly due to getting used to the almost zero drop heel I think. I still need to make sure that I am actually midfoot striking though – I might go to a running form clinic to see.


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