Thursday, January 05, 2012


That pictue and one word pretty much sums up my LIFE right now. You can start calling me Forest (bc that's original and no one has said it yet).. or Gump. FG. The Gumpster?

I've started breaking runs up. My longest run has been 8 miles, but now I'm doing mostly multiple runs in sums of 3 or 4 miles at a time. When time allows. This means I spend a lot of my day in spandex... because who wants to change that many times a day. Sweaty and disheveled is my new look! :) I stand here now (because sitting is BAD) in my running tights and wool socks and a dry t-shirt. When I get home I take off my three layers of tops (well 4 if you include the bra) and hang them to dry for my next go round. Today there will be THREE runs. Then it all - usually - gets washed. Oh stop raising your eyebrow at me. How many loads of laundry can I really do people! Just pretend I live in Europe and suddenly you will have no problem with it.

This a.m. I MADE myself go out. Was totally not feeling it. It's cold out there and my warm coffee is so good.. and god I've run what almost every day this week... BUT it was only three miles. I can choke down three miles. So I ran upstairs threw all my stuff on rushed the kids out the door and off to the bus stop we went. I run straight from the bus stop. We all know that if I made it back into the cozy warm kinda warm confines of my home, my warm coffee and MY COMPUTER we all know the 'just 3 miles', 'I can tack it onto a later run' run would not have gotten done.

The legs are feeling it, but I got it done. By run number three today I'll either be really warmed up and ready to rock some trails with my friend and my running buddy Leo (our dog) or I'll be trashed and crying for relief up those hills.

Good thing there's only 8 miles on Tap for TOMORROW!...

I'm loving getting out there. I'm loving that I can get my mind around a 3 mile run... multiple times in a day... I'm loving that my running is meaning something bigger than myself again!

Rev3 has already raised $3000... in day one! Thank you to everyone that has donated.... to those of you that haven't... GET ON IT!


  1. This is awesome! Three runs a day is NO JOKE! You are doing an incredible job already! Take care of yourself and recover well between them!!! I can't wait to cheer you on in march!

  2. Anonymous9:17 AM

    Must admit I'm kind of jealous with the amount of running you are and can do. Not only does my schedule not allow it but at this point I know my body wouldn't hold up.

    As for the clothes, I'd be doing the same thing. You're trying to reduce, reuse, and simplify. Why not start with re-wearing your clothes without washing, right? ;)

    Oh yeah, I'm going to go with FG as a nickname. But in my mind it stands for frickin' gangsta. You are amazing.

  3. Banana.. OMG. LOVE FG... Frickin' Gangsta!!!! Thanks for the words of encouragement!!!!

    Kacie... Recover well.. hmm.. maybe I SHOULD sit down huh.. take a nap? :D How do YOU do it... oh stand on my feet all day teaching... brutal! :D

  4. 3 runs a day is incredible. I get 3 workouts in on some days but they are all different. I think I'd have a hard time getting excited about running 9 miles in 3 mile increments so kudos to you for doing it. Hey, we all gotta do what is right for us.

    As for the clothes.....I finished working out 3 hours ago and still sitting here in them (actually squatting like a catcher) and I don't have another workout on the I'm there with you.

  5. youre incredible. i so wish you were closer so we could hang out in our sweatty messy spandx, eat chocolate, run, chat....
    you've got a lotta miles ahead girl. you'll do great!

  6. Awesome work. Are you coming up with new routes to keep yourself from getting too bored?

  7. Jamie.. no.. I'm like a hamster on a damn wheel right now, but I will.. .when I get bored.

    Jen... amen sister amen.

  8. I have a bunch of packets of sport wash...thinking hey may come in handy in the RV