I hope you had a good weekend! I can’t stop eating, which I’ll explain later. (I am not pregnant).
Three Things I Did This Weekend.
1. Started, then finished the “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”.
Before you get all judgey, and comment about how I need to get a life, I will say in my defense, that I did not go to work on Friday, and that I had some time on Friday, which allowed me to finish like half the season. I really liked it because I connected well with the humor. It was culturally pertinent, and really smart. Plus “Kimmy,” (Ellie) is hysterical, and plays her role perfectly, Definitely recommend it!
2. Worked at Fleet Feet.
I’ve been doing this a good bit. There are a few weeks in the spring where there is a LOT of racing, and because the weather gets so nice, people rush to get their new shoes, socks, and apparel. I love the job, and it doesn’t hurt to get a surprise paycheck sometimes in the middle of the week, right? I had a good, busy day there, but managed to chuck a container full of clothing tags on the ground. I never really got around to cleaning them up, so I feel bad. A preemptive apology to whomever it was that will have to refile those 😦
3. I paced an Ultra Marathon.
I did this a few years ago. This time, I went in armed with a little more knowledge. My runner, Genno, was extremely prepared and organized. We spoke on the phone in the weeks leading up to her race. She expressed that she’d wanted to get in under 24 hours, and we chatted about when I should meet her. On Saturday evening, I hopped in the shower about two hours before I estimated that she’d hit the first aid station once again. Big shoutout to Austin to doing math for me. I hit the park about 20 minutes before I ran into Genno, and off we went!
Now, keep in mind that I had never met Genno before, and only run in the same circles as her. But we did not stop talking for virtually the whole run, which spanned just over 12 miles in chilly weather. We talked about her husband, my husband. Her marriage, her daughter. Her time at the church. And she honestly had some great insight on having kids as an active woman. It was really fun!
When I finally got out of the park and to the house, it was after 3 am, and I hopped into my married boudoir without taking a shower. I’m sorry sweetie, I know that’s disgusting. I woke up 4 or 5 hours later feeling okay, but like the pollen and dust in the park had aggravated my allergies. I felt a little sore, but a lot swollen. Also, I’m SO hungry after running all night.
I can’t say if a 100-miler is in my figure, but I will say that I will pace again, and would love to meet someone like Genno.
What did you do this weekend?
8 thoughts on “3 Things I did this weekend.”
I did the same thing with The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt two weekends ago! Haha! It’s just so good and addicting and easy to keep watching!
So did your runner come in under 24 hours?!
SHE DID! She came in in 22 hours if you can believe it. She is a freakin beast!
I watched Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, too! Only a few episodes, though, cuz I’m trying to finish up Gilmore Girls (so many shows to bingewatch, so little time). But it was hilarious!
That is awesome that you paced someone! My husband will be running a 100 miler in June and I’ve been seriously thinking about hopping in and running some miles with him. I wasn’t really sure what would be involved in that, and it’s his first 100 miler, so we are both kind of clueless! I’m hoping it works out and I can join him for a bit.
This past weekend I ran my last long run for Boston this weekend. 21 miles. The race will be here soon!
Pacing is awesome and incredibly rewarding. You may want to line up a few pacers for him, depending on how long the lap is – and then plan to pace him at the end. I’m not super duper experienced with them, but men especially seem to have a really tough time there at the end. Women have enough body fat for their body to feed off of – men, at that lower percentage really tend to struggle. Nutrition will be key.