Thursday, July 15, 2010

Three Things Squared Thursday ...

Lots of random thoughts going on in my head today, so we are taking a slight departure from Three Things Thursday. Instead, I present to you, Three Things Squared Thursday ...

1. We are headed home from New Jersey today. The drive here last week was rather interesting. I'm sure today's drive will be just as exciting or horrifying, depending on how you look at it.

2. Shortly after we arrive home, I will be graced with a visit from my best bloggy buddy, Katye. She is coming in for the weekend and G and I are going to show her how moms of three rock it out. And if that doesn't go to plan, we will probably serve as really good birth control.

3. We have a ton of plans for this weekend. On Friday, we are waking up before the sun to run G's Half and Half Virtual Race. Just wait until you see our outfits. I promise they are super.

After we finish the half marathon, we are going to head to Busch Gardens for the day. Katye is in for a big surprise with this one. Busch Gardens with a bunch of children is not exactly Busch Gardens with a bunch of friends. Again, this could turn out to be a great form of birth control.

At this point, Saturday is one big possibility and on Sunday, we are going to round out the weekend with a MTT training run with G. Lots of good times.

4. So, you know how I always wear those awesome socks? And how I LOVE the attention they get? Well, on my run on Monday, I had my first real creep-out moment because of them. I was halfway through my run when a white pick-up truck pulled up beside me. Then the creepy old dude in the front seat said to me ... "My kingdom for your socks."

I was totally caught off guard and kind of convinced he was going to kill me, cut off my legs and hang them in his living room. Anyway, I looked at him and said, "Um, yeah. They are kind of hot." He laughed and drove off. Afterwards, I figured he was probably complementing me. But at the time it was just weird ...

5. I have run over 825 miles this year. And it's July 15th. It took me until the week of November 2nd to reach that mileage last year. So, basically I rock and that elusive 1000 mile mark, I'm kicking it's a**!

6. Speaking of crazy mileage, I am plotting a single day crazy mileage run some time in the next year. There are a lot of logistics involved (finding the right location, travel, training, convincing J that I am not insane), but it's going to happen. And I may have someone else in on my plan ...

7. There are only 16 days until the Rock N Roll Chicago Half. Katye and I are arriving on Saturday morning and will be greeted by Courtney. She is going to pick us up from the airport, take us to our hotel and the race expo and then out to lunch. I'm super excited. So, if you happen to be running this race and want to meet to go to the expo, let one of us know.

8. I think 8 might be my new favorite number. I hit 800 miles this month. I am in corral 8 for the Rock N Roll Half. And my bib number is 8818. How cool is that?

9. Lastly, but perhaps most importantly, you have less than 48 hours to enter my Zensah Compression Socks giveaway HERE. So, go. Do it. Now.

24 comments:

Colleen said...

Eew, that comment was creepy. The other night I was walking with a friend, and an old guy pulled up behind us and said "Nice reflectors". We didn't have any reflective gear on, so perhaps he was talking about our rear ends?? I don't know, but it creeped us out too. Dirty old men :)

katye said...

hahaha don't worry I've done Hershey park a few times with 2 kids. but I'm bracing myself

kat said...

Great post and well done on rocking the mileage!

Michelle said...

Creepy dude. That's scary. Good job on all the miles this year.

LindseyB Knits said...

I'm working on 365 miles this year, I can't even imagine reaching 1000! You rock!!

8 is my favorite number, too:)

Marlene said...

An ultra on the horizon, huh? Exciting!!!

Have a super fun weekend!!!

Lisa said...

Congrats on the awesome mileage and have fun this weekend!

funderson said...

Creepy guys..yuck! But from a distance..that is a pretty cool quote. Very Shakespearean

Becka said...

Yuck to creepy guys :(

Pam said...

I'm notorious for flipping the bird to people yelling their inappropriate remarks from their cars as they pass by me running. But I think I'd probably s**t myself if any of them actually stopped and said something to me. lol

I've got my fingers crossed on your compression sock giveaway! Stop by my blog and try to score yourself another Sweaty Band!

Michelle said...

Congrats on the mileage!!

Your encounter with the creepy old guy just reminds me why I want to carry bug spray when I run!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Have a BLAST with Katye and G!! so fun.. Hmmm so you all are doing the Half... I will stick to the 5K then, I was going to do both.. LOL!!

You could just give me the Zensah socks and save the trouble, just sayin..

Jamie said...

Creepy dude.
I'm running the Chicago rnr! Not sure when I'm headed to the expo. It would be cool to meet!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

omg the birth control comments are hilllllarious!!

Jamoosh said...

Age group finish = 8?

ajh said...

Have fun with your friends. Weekend plans sound great! And that man sounds just plain creepy. Glad he took off after the initial comment!

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

1. I'm sure the drive home will be post worthy

2. So jealous of a great meetup. Katye will never be the same after all the kiddos. ;-)

3. You are killing me this week in the mileage department.

4. Sometimes it's hard to know how to take people. He probably was just being nice/friendly but stranger along road = scary!

5. You are going to be waaay very 1000 for your year!

6. Yes! I knew you couldn't stay away from the ultra world! I think you will love it. I hope you find the perfect one.

7. Another half! I am jealous of your racing and ability to travel for it.

8. You are going 8 crazy. maybe you should play it.

9. Already entered! I love compression socks. My legs are living in them since the ultra and they really really helped!

akjenniekt said...

I prob would've been creeped out too!
congrats on the mileage :)!!!

Aimee (I Tri To Be Me) said...

Wow..you have a lot going on!
Way to go on your mileage! You are doing awesome! :)
That old creepy guy in the truck would have totally freaked me out! I'm glad he drove off without an incident!

Jeri said...

oooooh 8 *is* my lucky number. And I think it shall serve you well. :)

runningwithsass.com said...

wow you have run so much this year. good job!

Andrea Tilley said...

WOW!! Your milage is awesome!! I am totally amazed as I just hit the 600 mark. Way to go. Maybe I'll follow in your footsteps and have more next year. Good for you.

Trish said...

Way to go on the mileage! That is amazing increase over last year.

Are you going to Busch Gardens Virginia? We are planning a family vacay to Williamsburg and DC next May. Planning on hitting Busch Gardens and Water Country while we are there too. Any advice for planning the trip?

Katie A. said...

I can relate to the creepy dude encounter - I get that kind of crap all the time!
Have a blast this weekend! Very jealous of all your running budy time!