Tuesday, November 15, 2011

And then she went crazy.

I've been so caught up in my Movember auction that I haven't had a chance to think about what I wanted to write this week.

So I asked my husband. He suggested writing about the Wisconsin domination over Minnesota this past weekend. In college football the Badgers won and will keep the Paul Bunyan Axe. In hockey, they split the series, which is considerable because the Gophers are ranked #1. In the NFL....well, obviously the Packers won, that's what we do.

He suggested I talk about Joe Frazier. Yes, his death is major news in the sports world, but not anything I am qualified to talk about. Then he mentioned how some UFC guy who wasn't supposed to lose a match for 2 years almost lost...or something. I don't even know what he was thinking, talking to me about boxing.

Moving along. Penn state? No, I'll keep my anger inside my own head. NBA lockout? Is anyone even aware that the season hasn't started? NCAA basketball....I'll wait until April. Don't want to get the March Madness started too early.

Hmm...Well, we are a site dedicated to sports, fandom and fitness so maybe I should talk about my fitness goals. That's all I've been talking about on my personal blog lately so why not spill it over here too. I signed up for a half marathon! This is exciting and scary. As of right now I can run about 4 miles.

Yep. A half is 13.1 miles. I said I can do 4. I am well aware that I have The Crazy right now. Good news is, the race isn't until May so I have all winter to train. Bad news is I live in the frozen tundra that is Minnesota so running outside is pretty much impossible for the next 4 to 5 months. Training for a half on the treadmill probably isn't ideal, but I'll work with what I got.

Also, yes, this is me blatantly asking you for encouragement. I CAN ONLY RUN 4 MILES RIGHT NOW! Tell me I will be able to make it through this training and I will not die on the Door County peninsula. The other day my husband told me he had never seen someone so determined to do something they were so bad at. I decided to take it as a compliment. Finally! My stubbornness is coming in handy!

I am very sorry for the randomness of this post. But like I said, the auction is taking up all my brain space.


  1. Apparently my logic might be off, but I was having a discussion a couple weeks ago and here's what I think. If you can do 2 you can do 4. If you can do 4 you can do 6. If you can do 6 you can do 12. And well that's practically a half.

  2. When I started training I could only run about 1/2 a mile without stopping...and feeling like I was going to die. But I trained and trained and trained some more and in the end, I was able to do it. You will be great! You will be able to run those 13.1 miles without a problem. Good luck!!!

  3. So Shana is absolutely right. If you can run 4, you can DEFINITELY do 13. I ran a 1/2 about 5 years ago and although the training was tough work, I came through. Up until that point, I had only ever run a 5K. So this?? YOU GOT THIS!!! You are not going to die...although you may feel at times like you will. Just turn the Gaga up louder.

  4. You can do it! Just make sure you have a PLAN! If you fail to plan, then you plan to fail! Get yourself a training program if you dont have one already (Hal Higdon is what I follow) and just do what it tells you. Easy peasy! ;) I have done a few half marathons and even a full, and I was a COUCH POTATO!!

  5. I know you can do this!
    Because I know 4 doesn't seem like much when you compare it to 13...but 4 miles is already a LOT.
    I think the hardest part is already behind you.

  6. Girl you can run 4 miles!!! That impresses me to no end AND I agree with the masses - you can do it!!! Can't wait to hear about your progress.

    In other news your boys are on Fire! Yes, this is coming from a disappointed Steelers fan... see we aren't all bad... and OK maybe I'm still harboring a slight crush on the QB... ;) SHHH don't tell!