I have plans to have great plans for the year 2011. The Ultimate Hard Body Lifestyle will be taking over and I will be undergoing a physical transformation you can’t even imagine. Over the last two weeks I’ve been preparing myself to begin this transformation by barely working out and eating as much as possible. This will make the end result even more amazing, because the contrast between my original squishy self and my ending ultimate hard body will be that much greater.
Today two things happened that made me feel even more prepared for the new year, and my new goals. The first thing is that I went to Powell’s and bought a new running log to record all my runs in. It’s been about seven years since I actually kept one, but they help a lot so I think it’s time to start again. It’s not really that helpful for me to look back at my old workouts or anything like that, but I get really embarrassed by empty pages in a running log so sometimes I’ll run for the sole purpose of writing a number in my running log.
The second thing that happened is way more important. After almost an entire year of intrigue, speculation, and wonder, I am now the possibly-proud owner of my very own RUNNING SKIRT. Laura was the one to finally realize how badly I needed to experience one for myself, and so she gave me one for Christmas. I am truly grateful. Full reports on first-hand running skirt adventures are to come.
Next week I’ll be doing my first timed mile of the year, probably on Monday or Tuesday. Or Wednesday. If you haven’t posted your guess for how fast you think I’ll do it in, feel free to do so until then. I thought of a prize and it’s really good and desirable. Times that have already been guessed are 6:00, 6:24, 6:25, 6:36, 6:38, 6:45, 6:48, and 6:54 (sorry Eric, I don’t think I’ll have timing equipment that records times as accurately as you guessed so I’m having to round).
At the new year I’ll also reveal my exciting plans and resolutions for next year (other than getting the Ultimate Hard Body). First I have to decide what they are.
Until then, please enjoy these high quality pictures of me and my dog having such a fun time (props to Chris for this amazing photography).
i am a really good photographer!!
Time prediction: 7 minutes 40 seconds. See, you have to actually go running to be fast, and you’ve logged what, 10 miles since the marathon? Lazy.
actually i’ve run almost exactly 26 miles since my last marathon, which is pretty much like running another whole marathon. i think we both know you can’t run a marathon if you’re lazy.
a week ago you guessed 6 minutes flat and said “i know you can do it!” i like that guess better so you don’t get to change.
7:21 with the skirt, 8:59 with normal shorts.
can I have 6:30? Also, I agree with Laura that your time is highly contingent upon whether or not you’re wearing the skirt, and if you do how many times you have worn it before (distraction/chafing factors)