Saturday, July 12, 2008

Week 5 Complete!

This week has been a lesson in perseverance and how to function with major sleep deprivation. All this unnatural running and waking up 5 out of 7 days a week at 4:30 a.m. has caught up with me... I really need a vacation. Ah-haaaa and that's exactly what I'm doing for week 6 of training. Mexico here I come. More on that in a minute.

Turtle Livingston
I think it's time I resurrect a former alter-ego, Turtle Livingston, from my past. I don't really remember how or why Turtle surfaced except that she really likes to gamble in Las Vegas. :-)

During my time living in Florida, my good friend Travis and I used to track all the press turtles received in local newspapers. It's really weird. Turtles have some major public relations' machine working on their behalf. If you look, you'll see turtle stories and pictures are everywhere in print. Even after I moved to Chicago, I saw that they made their way in the Chicago press quite frequently. So anyway, Travis and I are obsessed with turtles. And it's only fitting that I start referring to myself in the 3rd person because it's not possible that I actually ran 10 miles on Saturday. That's right fans - 10 miles IN POURING RAIN. Thank goodness I had my water repellent shell on. Pretty quick for a turtle too - 10.2 average minute miles. I don't even know what pace group I'm in anymore - I'm making up my own as I go along. Those crazy bitches started talking about recipes again so I took off. :-D

A recap of Week 5:
  1. Monday - rest day (praise Jesus Lord)
  2. Tuesday - 3 miles (I HATE Tuesdays)
  3. Wednesday - 4 miles (I HATE Wednesdays more)
  4. Thursday - 3 miles (I HATE Icy Hot cream)
  5. Friday - rest day (Totally incoherent and TIRED)
  6. Saturday - 10 miles (Turtle runs in her skirt, in the rain)
  7. Sunday - cross train (lugging my steamer trunk through Ohare airport will do it- is 8 pairs of shoes for a 7-day trip too much??)
I bid you farewell as I head to Mexico for my dear friend Tracy's wedding. Look for an update from Mexico next week as I take my training south of the border. Although, the resort is all-inclusive so maybe no update until I get back. Adios amigos.


travisrivers said...

Holy Long Web Address! Thanks for the turtle article -- there are a lot of turtle fans up there.

I hope you keep your shell on in Mexico. I hear its quite dangerous for soft shell animals. (i have no idea what that means).

Kick it! - Travis

Karen said...
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Karen said...

In Spanish "turtle" is "tortuga." Hope you can use it while you're there. DOn't forget to share pics!