[Editor’s note: GROSS POST. Reader beware. The travails of the ultra-athlete are NOT PRETTY. You’ve been duly warned.] Green Lakes Endurance Run (G.L.E.R.) = Good Lord! Enough Running! (Please humor the author her overuse of the GLER acronym, and pronounce it in the voice of a crazed, piratical runner. Also, be not offended by frequent… Continue reading deb’s side of the story
The good things about the GLER: I now don’t have to run for a few days. Sanctioned (mandated, even) rest days are good. It’s over. And I did finish it. The food. I’ve never been fed so well in my life: a buffet of delicious fresh fruit, turkey and cheese on wheat, candy, chips and… Continue reading le ouch
Tomorrow at this time, we’ll hopefully be about halfway done with the GLER* (the noise Deb insists we’ll make when we’re finished. Gluuuherrgh). I have been diligent in keeping to the pre-marathon diet: carbohydrates (potatoes mashed! potatoes grilled!) and protein (lots of chicken), no alcohol (except for when D’s husband Ch. pours the occasional pina… Continue reading gluuuuhergh
Today was the Fulton “Loop Around the Lake” 15K. With a field of probably 60 runners (and the majority of them running the 5K), this was by far the smallest race D and I have run. Did I say it was small? When the horn went off, I started out modestly. And the entire field… Continue reading tapir
…does whatever spider pig does. I’ve got a stack of “to-do” stuff to, uh, DO today: recommendation form/letter for former student. Teaching statement/philosophy. Design/compile professional web page (no, shocking as it is, I don’t have one). Contact old institutions to get copies of my transcripts on file here with career services. Grade a few last… Continue reading spider pig…spider pig…
Dear Todd, My crazy running partner has somehow talked me into running the GLER with her next week. I suppose it’s some kind of revenge she’s exacting to get me back for dragging her to our first marathon a few years ago. Since then she has emerged as an amazing runner: fast, well-disciplined, dedicated, goal-oriented.… Continue reading open letter to todd baum*
When I got back from visiting my mom this week, I had a big surprise waiting for me: B replaced our countertops, tore out some ugly grey plastic (!) backsplash tile and hung drywall and painted, and installed a new range hood. Now my kitchen is puurrty.