Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Making Sensible Adjustments, My Sassy Garmin, and Sweaty Summers

Today I wanted to try to get in a 12 miler with 2x 5/4/3/2/1 fartleks @ marathon goal pace. After mile 1 I decided that though my legs were feeling better then they have been for the past few days, that this workout would be best left for another day. On deck for the remainder of the week is a progressive 20 miler, a 5k, and a total of 47 miles to go. The logical side of my brain that usually doesn't engage in these types of things said to try this workout next Monday, so next Monday it is.

Last week Vanessa over at The Gourmet Runner found out via her Garmin that she runs a whopping 87 mph, and doesn't even have to leave the living room to do so. Yesterday my Garmin was on the fritz a bit and told me that on mile 1 of my run I was clocking a 30 minute mile and mile 3 a 5:46 pace. So yesterday I found out that a 30 minute mile and a 5:46 mile feel the same for me effort wise, good to know...especially since my mile PR is like 5:58 that I ran in high school. Watch out Kara Goucher, by the info my Garmin tells me I'm getting ready to crush your Olympic dreams!

Got to love technology!

Everyone seems to be fighting this summer heat. Ashley, Jess who has coined her sweatyness SWASS, my fellow Chicago blog pals Charlyn and Kim, and plenty of other bloggers are feeling my pain. I thought I would share just what a nasty pig I am with a little before and after photo opt.

Dry as a bone

Looks like I jumped in the shower with my clothes on
But no folks thats all my nasty sweat toxins

Shooting my pups a smile
they love my nastiness

So nows your chance folks...
Have some lovely before and after sweaty pics that you'd like to share with the world so that we can all realize that we are not alone in our ickiness?
If so send them to chicagorunnergirl@gmail.com and I'll include them in an upcoming post and link them back to you.


  1. Okay, I'm just curious, in your sweaty picture, your iPod is on your waistband of your shorts, right? What is holding it on there? I'm always looking for some way to attach my nano to my waistband, I hate wearing it on the arm!

  2. I was dripping this morning after my run! I will have to take before and after pictures and send them along!

  3. haha very impressive!!!!! sweaty pics are the best!

  4. I can for sure send you a sweaty picture!

    LOL @ the Garmin. I HATE it when it does that. 30 min/mile... Bahaha!

  5. Um can I have your arms? And the rest of your bod? Please and thanks. I will try and take pics. I doubt I will look as good as you by the time my run is over with but I'll try my best!

  6. i love when other girls sweat! haha, since i sweat more than any girl i know.

  7. My garmin does the same thing- just not quite as extreme. :) I just go by effort most of the time anyways. Next time I run outside I'll try to get a before and after sweaty pic. I've been treadmilling it lately. I'm a woos to go out in the heat. My CB dog loves when I come home sweaty from a run. He feels the need to clean my legs. Gross. I have to fight him to stay away while I stretch.

  8. oh yes, i will be sure to take some pics and send 'em on over! i love me some sweat!

  9. Grrr, there's nothing worse than a sassy Garmin.

  10. oooh my gosh I love your sweaty pic, you are soaked! What a great feeling. Love your smile too.

    When I get home from work, I'm totally going to try to find some before and after sweaty pics to send along.

  11. You look good covered in all of that sweat!

    I will try to remember to take a before and after pic this week :)

    Thanks for the shoutout!