Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Free association Tuesday

Apologies for "slacking," as Andrew Isaac said.
So, runners, is this the funk after the marathon? After the event takes place, there's so much anticipation, so much a freak like me can talk about leading up to, during and right after. Then, you do your thang and it's over?
Over?!
Well, there's only one more event left for the summer team. I'll write about that Wednesday night.
This makes me very sad...
Yep, I'm in a funk. And this isn't even a running blog, but it just sort of turned into one once I started the training. It gave me lots to write about.
Hard to believe I'd run out of subjects to discuss, but I feel I have. So that just leaves me to free associations, something I used to only do when I had too many cocktails. Can't have too many cocktails anymore. That's what training and clean living did for me. Dammit.
OK, so here we go...
Texas Weather
It's been ridiculous, and it made CNN. I complained Sunday night with flight delays coming back from Cali and finally landed hours later than expected and STILL couldn't get my luggage until the next day.
I zipped it up when I read about the people that were killed in North Texas flooding, in Gainesville and Haltom City, where a young girl was pulled from her mother's arms. See link below for complete, multimedia coverage... http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/latestnews/stories/061907dntxflooding.161f8425.html
It's supposed to rain most of the week. Again. Hopefully without incident.
Panda ancestor found
OK, trying to find some "good, uplifting" news today, this was the only thing I found among lots of headlines that talk about death.
http://www.cnn.com/2007/TECH/science/06/19/panda.skull.ap/index.html
Julia Roberts had another baby. I'm sure it is beautiful. Congrats.
Bon Jovi insists their latest album isn't country. Well, sounds to me like if they have to talk about it, it must kind of be true. Soon to be played at a country bar near you...
OH! The Spurs in four. FOUR! I thought they'd do it in five, but hey, I'll take it. Go, Spurs, GO!
I think I'll run this afternoon, just for fun.

9 comments:

Al Durham said...

The funk is all in your mind. Put the shoes back on and get a few miles in. Or at least walk a few miles. Didn't you already sign up for another event?

Strength/Courage/Wisdom said...

welcome back!
and damn those spurs.... grrrr. next year, the pistons will rise!!

liz said...

Yes, Al. I am signing up for the Too Hot to Handle 15K at Dallas' White Rock Lake on July 21. Average high temp on a July day is anywhere from 96 degrees to 105 degrees. Hence the name. : )
RE: The Spurs. Funny, S/C/W, in talking with my dad before the series, he was convinced the Spurs didn't have a chance against the Pistons. He is happy the Spurs won, but I think he really wanted to see them challenged by Detroit. Next year!

Amy said...

I hate to encourage Al but he is right. There isn't a funk if you never stop. I have really enjoyed my runs lately which is weird. I run, I like the feeling after but this enjoying the during is weird for me. Keep running Lizzy!!!! I want to do Dallas in Dec if I can talk M into it.

motownrunnergirl said...

get cracking!

Andrew Isaac said...

I really feel lazy after reading all these posts/blogs about running....

maybe I should start....

oh wait, no, I forgot....running sucks

Ken said...

FUNK? Like make it Funky? I know it's like Christmas. The big buildup and then it's over. I have my last event for summer also. I use alcohol to get me through the summer.

TNT Coach Ken

liz said...

i like how you think, coach ken!!

Amy said...

I think you should just run another race Coach K. Turning to alcoholism isn't the answer. Remember the 12 steps. And Andrew I, running doesn't suck, you just have to get used to it and find a groove.