Thanks so much everyone for the training log tips. Since so many of you LOOOOVED dailymile.com I am going to give it a try. I only worry about becoming obsessed with it the way I did some other social networking site…which shall go un-named for fear that I re-activate my account and stalk some more. Heh. Did I say stalk? I meant post.
I tried the hills again tonight since I skipped them last week and am not feeling Old Wonky rear it’s ugly head. Yeah, the new name for my ankle is Old Wonky. Kind of like Old Yeller except it probably won’t try to eat my family members and force me to shoot it.
You think that was random?
Well get this, as I was running I kept a mental log of what thoughts were going through my head. Let me just say hellooooo Sybil. I was all over the place. I found them entertaining, as I do most of my thoughts (there goes that damn ego again) and felt that I should make you all happier people by sharing the ridiculousness of what goes on in B.o.B.’s brain.
Mile/Hill 1: Damn it’s cold. Wonder if I’ll warm up soon. My toes are cold. Oh my God what if they froze off? If they froze like that group of people did that one time, would I have to eat them to survive. Mmmm toes. EW! I am sick! Sick! Uh, oh, calm down there toe eater. Pace. Pace. Pace. Almost done with this stupid hill number one. Hope my ankle doesn’t get wonky again. Stupid old wonky ankle. Hey, that’s a funny name. Old Wonky. Old Yeller. Man that movie was sad. What a terrible kids movie.
Mile/Hill 2: Dammit I am getting lapped. Those bastards. Wonder how they got so fast. Why can’t I get faster? Ok I am getting faster. I remember reading to get faster you have to run faster. Run faster. Oh! I feel my toes! I hope that when Coach Tom gooses me he just cups my bottom as it’s very cold out here. I should have worn a hat. My giant ears are cold. I wonder if they look like car doors. Big red car doors.
Mile/Hill 3: How many should I do tonight? I guess it depends on Old Wonky. Man that’s funny. Got to put it in the blog. I miss [social networking site that shall go un-named]. I hope no one is posting anything awesome that I am missing out on. What would mine be? “Ran some hills, off to help sickly significant other.” Old Wonky check, no issues thus far. Sweetness. Eat my shoe Gangster Hills! Ok, sorry, didn’t mean it. Please don’t hurt Old Wonky.
Mile/Hill 4: Sheesh I am running too fast right now. That’ll teach me for jumping in with the speedies on their cool down. Yeah they are talking while I huff and puff. I wonder if I’ll be there some day. I am sweating now. I am so gonna freeze my tuckus off when I finish. I need more running pants and long sleeved shirts. Must get raise. Hope I don’t bomb promotion interview this week. Am I getting lapped again? Dammit!
Mile/Hill 5: Last one. Oh snap everyone is waiting for me at the end since I got here late. Must run fast. Must run fast. Coach EK is gonna be mad that I am running this fast. Old Wonky please stay away! I wonder if I can catch Coach Tom. Oh no wait, there he is. Man he is fast. I hope my next marathon is good. I hope I can keep training with my new job schedule. It’s tough getting out here after everyone. I really give it to people with families and jobs and husbands and wives. It’s hard to keep on track with all that goes on in life. Mmmm life cereal is delish. I wonder if my roomie will share his cheerios.
Awesome post B.o.B. !!! I thought you had tapped into my mind the last time I was on a tempo run, well except for the Life being an awesome cereal part…I am partial to Kashi…
love this post! 🙂 Happy New Year by the way!
Well, you almost got away with it until you mentioned my name. However, I will not hold you accountable because of 2 things:
1. It was darn cold (for Florida), so finishing quicker than pace was acceptable.
2. Anyone who would contemplate eating their own toes when Beef O'Bradys is right around the corner frightens me, and I will not mess with said person.
You posts always make me smile:) Try to keep your tuckus warm…must run fast!!!
I love that you can even remember the thoughts that go through the mind during a run! And good luck with that promotion interview!!! Those new running clothes are as good as your!
I'm fashionably late to the party, but you could try just a regular old log you keep on your own computer. I use an Excel spreadsheet I got from http://davidhays.net/. But if you Google "running log," you might find something that suites you better. Cheers!
Yay for daily mile!! I love the random thoughts that go through your (and mine) head!
I saw Al Roker this morning and he said it was a high of 59 in FL for you peeps! I said a little prayer for you! 59 is perfect running whether! Great job on the hills, and glad you didn't resort to eating those toes of yours!! 🙂
I thought about naming my injury too, how funny! If my thoughts were half as entertaining as yours, I would go running more often!
You make me laugh! I think every runner must have a little "Sybil' in them. To go through the things we do and still love it… there has to be a little crazy in there! Good luck with your promotion!
I love the random thoughts. I do the same thing . . . it turns into quite the chain of thought.
Great post! Tell Old Wonky to behave! 😉
I talk to the hill. Yup totally do and I realized that last night as I had an all out conversation with it. I truly need a hill partner. LOL!
I have heard good things about Daily Mile because you can log your food too but I will remain true to mapmyrun.com.
Can't wait to FINALLY really, truly see you this weekend Boo!!!
Love it!!!! I always have random thoughts– and many of them– go through my head while running– even with music blaring in my ears!
Are you still going to Disney? If so– See you there!
Being entertained by your own thoughts must be a swimmer thing, cause swimming is BORING compared to running! I spent over an hour in a kayak a few feet from my swimming buddy on Sunday, and we barely said anything to each other. Yes, swimmers must be comfortable in their own heads. Another reason I'll probably never be a good one, oh, that and I put the wetsuit on backwards.
I've always wanted to put a digital recorder in my shirt or something and just talk out loud because that's pretty much what I sound like too. But I have a more gangsta flair. Also I panic at every twig that moves or every hobo I pass. Panic.
haha thanks for the play by play of b.o.b's thoughts! i am like this too, though by the time i get home i can't remember the random thoughts i had 🙂
Cinammon Life is the best! Great post! You made me laugh! I need to post more…one of my New Years Goal is to get back into running again. Of course. It didn't turn out so hot last year. You are dedicated, and I'm glad that Old Wonky isn't so wonky anymore! soon your ankle may need a new name to not jinx yourself. Good luck!
I often wish I had a tape recorder with me during my runs, I think of some really great stuff…or weird but whatever1
OOOHMIGOD that is beyond hilarious. You should keep an audio recorder with you as your run then podcast it so we have something to listen to while we run! And there is NOTHING wrong with social networking sites… its not an obsession, it's "being social" and "staying involved with your friends lives."… at least thats what I tell the bf.
Thanks for the wonderful kind words the other day. I appreciate that you woud take a few minutes out of your day to visit.
Another classic post! Hey – at least you can keep up with them on their warm downs. I just get passed.
Great post … awesome
You rock my world. It's f-ing cold here too. There aren't enough layers in the world to get me outside right now–so way to kick some hill booty. Hope Old Wonky holds up!
I love a good running diary entry. Ha!
LOL yout thoughts sound a lot like mine during my first mile or two…after that, I just go blank. Completely blank. I breathe, and nothing else. Blank. It's nice. But take care of Old Wonky, especially in the cold. Though I am doubting how cold FL is when it is -3 here in CO…
As for Dailymile–ROCKS. I tried pen and paper, but when you spend 99.9999993% of waking time in front of a computer, anything other than a computer-based method just ain't gonna hang.
You are hilarious!!!! Please do this again when you have to run 10 hills! LOL! (if you can remember your thoughts for all 10!)
Love your crazy comedy!
So this is what happens when I'm not there to run hills with you. Then again, our conversations aren't that far off from nonsense either! ;-D