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In Your Pants and An 18 Mile Run Tonight

By Brisdon @shutuprun

Confession. I am not an LOL’er.  And, I hate the acronym LOL.

You know how some people are always laughing out loud really hard (LOLRH)? That is not me. It actually takes me quite a bit to really LOL (although any fart will make me do it stat).

For some reason, these are two things that made me LOL today. This little game:

I'll start. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight in Your Pants. At the end of the day I may announce a winner. It's on.

Mine is “What Alice Forgot IN YOUR PANTS.”

The other one was:

Photo: Yep. -rfe

For some reason calling a wasp a “dick” made my day. They really are purposeless dicks if you think about it.

I woke up quite tired, and I am not sure why. Oh yeah. Maybe it is from a 9 hour workout on Sunday?? Perhaps?? And the fact that my period started while I was walking Heidi this morning?

I need to LOL today because tonight at 5:00 p.m. when it is about 90 degrees I will be starting an 18 mile run. Yes, just starting an 18 mile run. Why would anyone do this, you ask? Well, my coaches are making me do it because it will simulate running long in the heat on race day. Plus, we will be running the Ironman course. All in all, good practice, I suppose. 

However, I don’t do super well finishing runs at 9:00 p.m. because then I am all hungry and wound up and can’t sleep because my legs want to fall off.

By the way, one of our Fast Forward coaches gave some great recovery tips for sore legs:

  • Wear compression socks.
  • Ice baths do wonders to reduce inflammation, and are best done directly after long/hard workouts. Many people ask “how cold?” It turns out just sitting in cool water (what comes out of the tap) gives you about 90% of the benefit of sitting in true ice water (with ice cubes) so I would suggest, for comfort sake, just sit in cool water out of the tap for 15 minutes.
  • Another way to help flush your legs is to lie on the floor with your legs straight up a wall for about 15 minutes, or until your feet go numb, whichever happens first.

So, at 9 p.m. tonight think of me while I am lying on the floor with my legs straight up on the wall while eating a burrito, drinking wine and watching the Real Housewives. I think this is also what you are supposed to do when you are trying to get pregnant, right? Like after you have sex you put your legs up on the wall?

Or, I might just do this:

In Your Pants and An 18 Mile Run Tonight


What book are you reading IN YOUR PANTS?

What is your favorite time of day to run? Mine is first thing in the morning after a cup of coffee. Definitely not at 5pm in June. The last time we had an evening run (15 miles last week) I had to poop by mile 3. It’s hard to eat normal food all day then go run.


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