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The addiction continues…

Posted: November 20, 2010 by sarahbod in family, run, travel

I wish I could say that the addiction was to running, sadly it’s not. After another 5km run on my lunch on Wednesday I was unable to pass up a very generous offer from my boss on Thursday. Can you guess what it was? I’ll give you a hint…starts with egg nog … ends with latte. Yes, she offered to treat us to a starbucks “treat” I held the whip, which made me feel slightly better and only drank half of the grande goodness. Only due to the fact that it was ice cold after a serious session of scaling and root planing.

No running since then … but only because I wanted to spend some last moments of QT with my hubby who just left for Dubai tonight. He’s only gone for a week but I’m already missing his goofy mustache.

Brad and his fabulous mo.

Thankfully he’s only growing it for a few more weeks and has been raising money for prostate cancer while doing so. You can help him raise some mo-money by donating to the “distinguished dusters” It’s for a great cause that two of our family members beat this year! So, now I’m off to bed to sleep off this popcorn coma that I’ve put myself into. Maybe I’ll run tomorrow..depends on the weather. I’m still finding it hard to believe that Vancouver is getting snow!! We could have used more of this white stuff back in Feburary! SB

Lunchtime and Lattes.

Posted: November 17, 2010 by sarahbod in celebrities, run

It was easy to run today. I was feeling guilty about sleeping 12 hours last night!! Wow, that may just be a new record for me. That helped, as well as continuously chanting in my head while running … Gwyn-eth Pal-trow, Gwyn-eth Pal-trow. Seriously, did you see her legs at the CMA’s?!?

Apparently, she's country strong. Don't know what that means, but I want to be it.

I think I’m going to try to run a few days a week on my lunch hour. It allows me to do shorter runs and work on my speed. Today was my personal best 5km…28:40. It also forces me to eat what I’ve brought for lunch (which is usually healthy leftovers from whatever Brad has made the night before) and no time to consider a starbucks “treat.” Which is really going to help the waistline considering the egg nog lattes are here!!! SB

Joy to the World!!! Egg Nog lattes are here!!

It must be Voodoo witchcraft!!

Posted: November 12, 2010 by sarahbod in RACES, run, travel

I don’t know how she does it?!?! I spent my entire run today thinking about the New York Marathon in 2011. Last night Trish let me know that she had applied for the marathon, which is completely chosen by lottery. She also suggested that I do the same. I have always said that I have no interest in doing a full marathon…none at all!!!!! Somehow, some way … she manages to magically get my mind thinking that it may actually be a great idea! Much like she did with the Disneyland 1/2.

At what angle does this look like a great idea?!?!

I’m serious….the whole run. Which I was happy about. 10km in just under an hour, in the pouring rain. I thought about this marathon. It wasn’t until I got home that I realized it is the same weekend as the Immortal Tour/Cirque du Soliel that Brad and I just got tickets for!!! The New York Marathon happens every year! MJ and Cirque…once in a lifetime!!! Oh no, what to do. There are no guarantees I’ll even get in, but should I take the chance? In the words of “skinnyrunner” “It was magical!” Which makes the decision even harder!!! So, I’ll do what I always do. I’ll sleep on it. I’m really good at that!  SB

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Just like riding a bike.

Posted: November 9, 2010 by sarahbod in run

Confession: Today was my first time running in over a week! I finally got my lazy butt in gear and ventured out into the rain on my lunch hour. Finished 5km in 28:55. A nice short run to ease myself back into it. I swear it’s been the shorter days that I have made it hard for me to get out and run. When it’s dark my body thinks, bed!!!  Really though … who am I kidding …any time of day my body says, bed!!! So, I like sleeping … but, I also like running, which means I have to stop with the excuses and simply, run.

Much like this toddler ... I could sleep anywhere...anytime!

Well, I had better get back to work…I have fifteen minutes to fill my face. Brad’s homemade borscht and a hard boiled egg. The lunch of a true athlete…don’t ya think? SB

A big thanks to Gisele.

Posted: October 21, 2010 by sarahbod in celebrities, run, running gear

Today’s run: 10km time: 57:50 … and all thanks to the following celebrity beach body. (Zach just didn’t do it for me.)

All this and a cute baby too! Her husband’s not so bad either.

I had a pretty big break in my day at work and instead of filling my face with the seasonal  mini chocolate bars, I decided to head out for a run. It is a beautiful day and I was long past due for one! I also wanted to test out my new socks that we were given at the turkey trot. New Balance something or other socks. Is there really anything better than putting on a pair of brand new socks??!  They are even convieniently labelled left and right. Idiot proof!! I love it!

Brilliant! Labelled socks!

Now back to work to day dream about looking like Gisele, while wearing new socks and filling my face with mini coffee crisps. Life is good! SB

Calling all Piraterunners!!!

Posted: October 21, 2010 by sarahbod in celebrities, related blogs, run

I need your help!! I haven’t been out for a run since the turkey trot and I really need some encouragement and inspiration!! Is anyone else in a running lull? Misery does love company 😉  I should really sign up for a race, as I really think that would help me or I could just continue to check out celeb beach bodies… if this doesn’t inspire me, wait … this doesn’t inspire at all!

Zach rockin out his red one piece, yikes!

Other than the celebrity blogs I’ve also been following some other great blogs about running/fitness etc. I feel as though I’ve at least been running vicariously through these two lovely ladies:

http://skinnyrunner.com/

http://www.pbfingers.com/

Hopefully by weeks end I will have made the move from cyber runner to real life sprinter! SB

 

 

Turkey Trot 2010

Posted: October 13, 2010 by sarahbod in RACES, run, Vancouver

Who signs up for a 10km race the day after stuffing themselves with obscene amounts of carbohydrates? That would be Brad and I. Talk about carb loading!!  Thankfully our honorary piraterunner, Fiona had a good nights sleep and didn’t fall victim to the overeating or the too many pumpkin ale’s. I’ve actually haven’t needed that much water during a 10km run…ever!

 

Three's company pre-race...thankfully we are not related to the Cullens or we would be blinging outta control!

 

It was a beautiful morning! The race started at 8:30 and it was 8 degrees and sunny! So much better than the predicted rain!  The route was beautiful and flat and took us around False creek. Unfortunately, neither Brad or I finished within our time goals…but, Fiona did!!!

Brad: 59:54

Sarah:1:00:23

Fiona:1:04:21

After the race … tired and feelin a little rough the three of us headed home where Brad and I had to tackle the mess from the Thanksgiving dinner the night prior.

 

Just what we wanted to do on our holiday Monday!! Fun!

 

Now comes decision time. Fall classic 1/2 marathon or not!?!? To be determined. SB