Thursday, December 18, 2008

Running A Full Marathon Today

Yeah, it's true. I'll be off and running in a few minutes, but first....

My toe feels fine. I get the willies thinking about putting a sneaker on though, so I'll be wearing my best flip flops for this marathon today. Luckily I live in balmy SW Florida. Temps will be 87 degrees by noon. Lalalalalalala!!!!!!!!!

Where is this marathon, you ask? At the mall. UGH! I hate going to the mall on a Monday morning, never mind the week before Christmas. Sigh.

I'm thinking about wearing my Garmin to the mall to clock my speed and distance. I found out quite accidentally that it will keep a record even when I'm not running. Cuz I left it on the other day and when I was checking my last run history after replacing the DEAD batteries, I saw that I went...

25.17 miles in 8:03 hours,
Average pace was 19:11
Best pace was 1:00
No calories burned
No rest time.

The no rest time is very true. I never rest. Even when I'm sleeping I'm moving. OH!! That reminds me!!! I had a nightmare last night. A mean man with a ferocious dog was looking at me. I was so scared in my dream. I woke up with my heart racing and tried (unsuccessfully) to wake my husband for some comfort. And stuff. Took me an hour to go back to sleep.

Anyway...I gotta go shopping. I got me some "husband's Christmas bonus money" to blow on the kids. He LOVES to go online to the bank account and play "connect-the-dots" at the mall's store directory with all the stores I visit. Talk about "big brother's watching"...LOL Last year I went shopping while he was home and he got a pop-up every time I used the debit card...he even called my cell when I passed the amount of $$$$ I promised not to go over....I couldn't believe he "guessed"! That's how I found out he could see my purchases online. Dirty Rat.


Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

He needs to keep you on a shorter leash.

Get on that, MrKimsRunning.

Because the whole leash thing can segue into more interesting and enjoyable stuff, as I'm sure you both know. Because if Florida is known for anything - and it's not - it's Old People and Deviant Mating Rituals.

But, please God, not both together. *spine-shiver*

Melanie said...

ohhhhhhh i'm so jealous... sandals in december. :( good luck with your marathon ;)

Nitmos said...

Companies still give holiday bonus money, eh? I thought that went the way of the cotton gin...

Enjoy your spending marathon.

joyRuN said...

I'd take on a full on marathon wall bonk any day over holiday shopping in the mall.

Good luck!

Steve Stenzel said...

HA! Mall marathon! I love it!

Happy holidays!!