Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Upcoming Quest of Quests

Things have been crazy these last couple of weeks. I have been busy, busy, busy. Although I have been short on time I still have been able to do some quality running. I have gone three weeks in a row of doing a day of speed work, which is a record for me. I have also been consistently running on back to back days which is something that my fear of getting injured has prevented me from doing before. So my running has been going really well. In other fitness news is that I have been getting a couple days of stationary bike in as well. At the end of this week I'll do a recap of my weekly routines.

Get used to pics of my messy hair, I barely roll out of bed and am lucky if I have matching socks when I run.

Lots of prickly friends if you stray too far from roads or trails.

Wild Flowers are blooming. Must be spring already.

Some good news in the Speedypants household is that Mrs. Speedypants has gotten her first RN job. This would be much better news if she hadn't already declared that the extra income isn't an unlimited Run Fund for me. I was already dreaming of shoes, race entries, and new gadgets. I am still confident that I will get these things, but it just will be a little harder than I initially thought.  I just may have to employ some less than moral tactics, I have already started practicing my muscle flexing in the mirror (who doesn't?). I still have some sculpting to do on this piece of art but if I continue with some strength training for the next couple of weeks I don't think she will be able to resist me. :) I think I will go ahead and start creating wishlists at some of my favorite online sites.

Maybe She will make an exception for this shirt from Tees-O-Rama

I have plans to do a 23.5 mile walk/hike for the fun of it on March 1st. It came about when a coworker, who has been doing daily walks for health stated that he wanted to do a 40 mile walk. The rational thing of course would have been to tell him that it may be a little too ambitious and the smart thing would be to wait until he has gotten some more miles and time logged. But because I am just as crazy as he is, I told him I would do it with him. We picked a random Saturday and March 1st sounded like a good day. Than I measured out a point to point route and it measured 23.5 miles. It could have been longer but at 23.5 miles our route will end at a cemetery, and I figured that would be a fitting finish. It also would give our quest a cool name, such as Death March in March, or Walk to the Dead. OK, the name needs more work.

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Any name suggestions for my Quest of Quests?

10 comments:

  1. Oh but it is not a random day in March....the world is so mysterious and wise. March 1st is actually a very special day, though not an official holiday, it is still very special and celebrated all over the World. Is the suspense killing you? How funny is it that you picked a 'random day in March' which happens to be March 1st which also happens to be.....Saint David's Day! St. David's fame was as a teacher and an ascetic (ascetisism is greek for exercise or training). Have you got chills yet? Coincidence? I think not! Celebrate St. David's Day with David (Captain Speedy Pants), there you go, that's the name of your walk. And yes, I have way too much time on my hands. :)

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    1. That is awesome. Thanks for the information! I guess it was meant to be and I know am more confident that it will be a successful quest. lol.

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  2. Just saying. . . I'll bet you could earn that racing money if you gave your wife regular massages. Being an RN has got to take its toll on her body. I know I'd pay my husband to just shut up and rub my back sometimes.

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    1. lol.. Yep, I know she would agree with you. I'll have to check out youtube for some massage techniques and tips.

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  3. First time reader, great posts. Couldnt stop laughing about the flexing in the mirror and enticing your wife. I would totally be trying the same stuff. I'm looking forward to reading in the future.

    http://runningschlub.blogspot.com/

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  4. Congrats to Mrs. Speedypants!
    You really live in the desert! I always forget that until you post pics like those. Your March run/hike sounds fun. Nice touch ending in a cemetery. Hopefully it isn't a bad omen!

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    1. I believe I am one of only a few people that actually can see the beauty in the desert and enjoy living in it. Good luck on your race this weekend.

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  5. You already have flowers blooming?! Wow. It felt like spring here today... meaning cold 30 mph winds. Ha. I love that T-shirt!

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    1. Spring has arrived early for us Southern Californians. I really don't like running in the wind so you can keep your cold wind. lol.

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