Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Missing and/or Lost

Ok, I need everyone to check their pockets for my stuff. I am missing my bike air pump and my handheld Garmin GPS unit that I use for Geocaching. I am sure that it must have been one of those mischievous "Elf on the Shelfs" that were running around in December creating all kinds of havoc. I doubt that it was my fault and that I misplaced my stuff in the "black hole" that is my garage. :)  Well anyways, until I can find my bike pump I can't ride my bike. I somehow got a flat tire a couple weeks ago and now my bike has been placed into the "black hole". I am sure I will come across my bike pump and than not be able to find my bike. That is just how my luck goes sometimes.

Other than misplacing my stuff I have been on recovery from my race the other weekend. My recovery plan is the same as the last time I had a Xterra race. I took nearly all week off from running but did do some light cross training. I wasn't planning on running last Saturday but decided to go ahead and run a few easy miles for #megsmiles. It ended up being 3 miles at at a 9:25 pace.

Hokas were still dirty from the race.


It is always sad to hear about a runner, cyclist, pedestrian getting injured or killed by careless drivers.

Here is a little info that I got from the #megsmiles facebook page.

Meg Cross Menzies was tragically killed by a drunk driver while out for her morning run on January 13, 2014. As an avid runner, member of the Richmond Road Runners Club, and Boston marathoner, she was a member of the running family nationwide. In her honor, our hope is to raise awareness of drunk driving, texting and driving, and overall safety of runners and cyclists everywhere. 

This Saturday, January 18, 2014, no matter what your distance, no matter where you live, run for Meg. Take in the fresh air, be aware of your surroundings, keep your headphones on low, feel the heaviness in your lungs, the soreness in your legs, and be grateful for it--for all of it. The sweat, the pain, the wind, the cold…everything. Be grateful for that moment.

Feel free to post pictures of yourself pre-run or post-run, post your distance, post your thoughts, prayers, condolences with the hashtag #megsmiles. Twitter, Instagram, Facebook. Let all runners unite together and remember the loss of a beautiful spirit. It's not a coincidence the hashtag reads either "Meg's Miles" or "Meg Smiles." She will be smiling on all of us forevermore.


I had Monday off for Martin Luther King Jr. day so I decided to go for a faster paced run. I did 3.5 miles at a 9:11 pace. 


Temperature was already in the 60s when I started my run. Also a port-a-potty for no particular reason. :)


So my recovery is going well, I will continue taking it fairly easy the rest of this week and than I'll be back to training again. The Calico Trail Runs 30k and 50k is a local race this upcoming Sunday, Jan. 26th. I actually didn't know anything about it until about a month ago. I won't be able to run it so I will be there trying to volunteer. So if anyone is running it and needs anything let me know. 

Everyone be safe out there and be aware of your surroundings.

9 comments:

  1. I have often thought about trying geocaching. I think it would be so fun to do with my kids. I hope you have fun volunteering; I volunteer for the Burning River 100 miler, and it's so fun.

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    1. Geocaching is a real fun family activity. There are geocaches everywhere from in the city to out in the middle of nowhere.

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  2. I've always wanted to do one of the Calico Races! They sound like so much fun. The Red Rock one in March is high on my list. I'd be curious to hear what you think of it even as a volunteer!

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    1. Yep, I'll definitely write a post about how it goes. Thanks for reading. :)

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  3. thanks for running in her memory....may she rest in peace

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  4. It is always so sobering when you hear of a horrible accident like that. It always reminds me to stay on my toes when out and about running....

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    1. It is easy for us runners to just zone out and get lost in our thoughts. We have to remember that we are sharing roads with distracted and careless drivers out there.

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  5. oh the black hole...i know it well! :( hope u find them!!
    sooo sad about Meg and it was really uplifting to see just how much the running community was able to spread awareness.
    now as for that port-a-potty, my big question is rather why it's on it's side?!?! eeek, glad i wasn't in when it tipped!

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    1. I have been in some port-a-potties that weren't weighted down and would rock a lot while moving around inside. Those are really scary. lol.

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