Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Soft Kitty, Warm Kitty, Little Ball of Furrrrrrrr....

It's scary how much I identify with the guys on The Big Bang Theory... as far as nerdiness is concerned. I won't even attempt to try and convince you that I am smart like them because that would be far too unbelievable. But I am super nerdy like they are. Or is dorky a better word? Doesn't really matter.

Soft kitty, warm kitty, little ball of fur...

Any time I think of TBBT, I immediately start singing Soft Kitty. If I have successfully transplanted that into your mind, I will consider myself successful. I'm a meanie.

Anyway, I bring up my nerd side because yesterday I registered for The New York City Marathon and I immediately decided I needed some sort of motivational things to keep me on track.

I'm the queen of making charts and posters, etc, all while not actually doing any training. I think I need to cut out some NYCM pictures to hang in my cubicle to stare at all day long. It doesn't help to hang such things in my house unless I am hanging it directly on the TV screen. At work, however, I'd rather think about running since right at that very moment, I can't. So, that's really the only time I want to run. Does this make sense?

Oh, Sheldon.

I'm pretty excited. I want to make every second of that marathon count. I don't want to wish I had trained harder or wish that I was thinner or any other number of things I could be thinking. I want it to be as awesome as I can make it in the 7 months I have to get ready.

I picked this up at the Princess expo.

So, if you have any super awesome motivational ideas, let me know. I need a good craft project! And I need one of these in my life:

Ermahgerd, how cute is this?

 

8 comments:

  1. Make a training plan that you can actually achieve. It is so much better to set up a plan that you like and think you can manage. I usually only run 3 days per week and cross train 3. If you can make time to run just three days a week, you could have an awesome NYCM. Find a training buddy too that will hold you accountable.

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    1. My real problem is that my couch is just so comfy! ;) I'm researching training plans right now. I think I'm going to do a 20 week plan rather than a 16, but there's still a bunch of weeks before NYCM training would start, so I think I'm going to work on speed until then. Maybe I'll develope so much energy that I'll want to run all of the time!!

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  2. Hahaha...we'd be besties if we knew each other in real life. Just vegging in front of the TV is what it's all about! I also completely get thinking running is the best idea in the world when you're doing something far removed from it. Then when it's time, you get all meh. I think you have enough time to ramp up slowly. You don't want to go full-bore and end up with an overtraining injury. Maybe build up a good base and keep it constant before you really start adding miles. You can also work on speed in the early stages when the mileage is low.

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    1. Ha! We'd totally be besties! I think that's a good plan. I could really use some improvement on my form and speed, so I should work in that for awile.

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  3. For motivation: watch "Run for your Life" and "Spirit of the Marathon 2" had a lot of NYCM stuff in it.

    Speaking from experience (and since you've already run a marathon)- I wouldn't start training too early- I was so burnt out!

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    1. I've seen both Spirit of the Marathon movies but not Run for Your Life. I need to check it out!

      Don't worry- my ass is glued to my couch right now, sooooo I'm not in imminent danger of over training.

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    1. If you Google image search Big Bang Theory Soft Kitty, omg, so much cute Soft Kitty stuff pops up!

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