April 14, 2005
badger badger badger badger mushroom mushroom
There's this site, www.badgerbadgerbadger.com, with a flash animation of badgers and a very addicting song that goes, mostly, "badger badger badger badger badger mushroom mushroom." It's pretty cute; check it out. Anyway, even if that song weren't stuck in my head it would be stuck in my head, because that's what my brain feels like. The week has both flown by and crawled. Since I'm leaving for Boston tomorrow my vacation has officially started, so I feel like it's the end of the week already.
I've expected to feel like crap this week, but apart from some totally imaginary twinges I feel ok. Tuesday I did the traditional Forerunners (that's the name of my club) pre-marathon track workout, which was supposed to be 4 continuous miles at start-o-marathon goal pace (7:40). Somehow I got confused and thought I was supposed to go at end-o-marathon goal pace (7:20). I compounded that mistake by doing the whole thing at 6:59 pace despite trying to slow down, so I'm not sure I got any of the benefit coach intended.
The rest of the week has consisted of 5- and 6-mile runs. It seems so strange to go out for 5 miles. I've been staying away from the little hills and just running easy. This morning's temp was around 67F, and as I trotted around marveling at how nice and cool it was, I decided to try and remember that on Monday instead of cursing the 65-degree heat. Wish me luck.
Posted by joe positive at April 14, 2005 7:42 PM
Best of luck in Boston! Most importantly, I'm really glad that you are making it to the starting line in one piece and healthy! Can't wait to hear about it! :)
Posted by: Beth at April 14, 2005 8:21 PM
Oh.My.Gosh. I was totally sucked in to that flash cartoon a while back! Every once in a while my husband and I break out with "A snake! A snake! OOOooo it's a snaaake." For more mind-numbing fun from the makers of badgerbadgerbadget, try www.weebls-stuff.com/toons (some of the cartoons are just weird, but there are a couple of cute ones: especially "magical trevor" /toons/37/ [bottom of pg 2], and "kenya" /toons/29/ [bottom of pg 3]). I have officially confirmed my geekitude.
Wishing you the best at Boston!
Posted by: erin at April 15, 2005 5:16 PM
there's a really disturbing alternative badger video - http://www.weebls-stuff.com/toons/24/
thanks for that; fun.
Posted by: derek at April 23, 2005 5:26 PM