Thursday, October 30, 2008

TIART: Super Powers!

It is Thursday once again and that means TIART at Runners Lounge!! This weeks theme is "Choose Your Super Power".

My super power would be to have the strongest knees EVER! They would be made of steel (like Superman) and they would never hurt during running or races. I only experience knee pain in the long distance runs but it sure is annoying. This way I would also be able to run well into my old age as my knees would allow me to just keep going and going. I don't think this is too much to ask, honestly I think I am being very reasonable!!

Yesterdays Track workout/practice was nothing special - warmup with 6x200m repeats and working on hand offs. I think I am getting the hang of handing off the baton and also I can feel that I am improving on my form because for the last 50-100m of the intervals we run I don't feel as tired in my upper body. Our coach makes sure that we do bench press which I really think is helping. Yesterday Abby and Alison gave me "the blue Baton" which is from the 2005 NCAA Nationals meet. Now that I am on the relay I get to be part of the baton sharing - we each get it for a week.

Today I may skip out of work for a bit to grocery shop and even go and run/lift at the gym. Once again I am not motivated to work here at this job. I am done here in 3 weeks and I am fed up with this place and their lack of respect or even helpfulness. I plan to run about 3 miles today (once again on the treadmill) and save my longer run for Saturday. Tomorrow at practice we have to dress up for Halloween - I am definitely bringing my camera!!

Coming Soon - I plan on posting a review of the book I am currently reading (yes its a running book!) since I got a few comments asking what I have been reading so stay tuned!

11 comments:

Lacey Nicole said...

Hey nice idea-- I hear ya on the knees. I had ACL reconstruction my Junior February, and amazingly have had zero problems... I might marry the surgeon:) hehe. can't wait for the book review!

Julianne said...

Woohoo! Super knees, I love it. Can I borrow this super power sometime??

Can't read about the book review!!

tfh said...

I think your superpower and my superpower could be friends!

Girl on Top said...

Strong knees is definitely a plus! Congrats on being on the relay team! Can't wait to see the pics.

Marcy said...

Whoooo Hoooo relays are fun! Unless you screw up and then everyone hates you. I KIDDING!!! That's really cool chica!

Blyfinn said...

Super knees, nice! Save a lot of money in the future since you wont have to get them replaced.

*aron* said...

awesome super power!! YAY for the relay!!!

The Happy Runner said...

Super knees would be...well, super!

Looking forward to the book review.

*Nicole* said...

I love treadill running! Its my favorite! YAY for the relay! In high school two girls dropped the baton at regionals and we were ranked 1st. THANFULLY we managed to pick it up and still go to state! :)

N.D. said...

Love the knee idea. Good one!!!! Have fun dressing up for the practice tomorrow!

D10 said...

Can't wait to read what book you have been reading. I love books.