December 01, 2010

Wednesday Already??

I'm cranky.

Probably because of poor eating choices I've made the past few days months.  Sorry Tinsel Vixens! 

To keep the crankiness out of this post, I'll keep the words short and sweet.  I was able to log almost 6 hours of exercise this past week - half of which was spent in Jay's Pawpaw's basement on a treadmill.


For my long  run, Jay had initially said he was going to go with me.  He hasn't ran in over a month and thought somehow he could tackle 17 miles.  Oh to have that sort of self confidence!

As you can see, it took a little effort to get him up and going.



And after only 2 miles, he decided that he'd had enough.  I told him to get rested up and then check on me in 30-45 minutes.  By then I thought he would have recovered enough to save me from the dreadmill boredom and we could get a few more miles in outside.


Instead, when he came to check on me, he said he was just then recovered from those two miles.  He offered to bring me water.  I had already gotten the "low battery" warning on my IPod, and I feared what might happen if I did have music to entertain me.


I knew due to lack of Internet service, Jay wasn't using his computer.  So I asked him to set it up for me and see if Pawpaw had any DVDs at his house - other than Silent Night (a war movie set near where he was captured as a POW during WW2). 



The only other option was a movie belonging to Jay's mother "Thomas Kincade's A Christmas Cottage" based on Kincade's early years - a story about how he found his inspiration.  Because of the noise of the HVAC unit as well as the treadmill, I couldn't hear the dialog.  Jay put the captions on for me and I was on my way.

My non-scale victory of the week?  A 17 mile run (15 of which was on the treadmill).  Only 9.2 more to go!

23 comments:

  1. Now that is a motivational story! I do not think that I would have been able to get through all of that! I liked that story though :)

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  2. GO BROOKE! I can't do more than 3 miles on a dreadmill... good for you!

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  3. Oh my gosh not much of a view for that treadmill run - You are definately a trooper!!!
    Way to go.

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  4. Great job, Brooke! Proud of you for seeing it through!

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  5. You.rawk. That is all. Your view for that many miles makes it all the more impressive. You're gonna rock Disney. You know that, right?

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  6. oh my gosh Brooke....6 hours of exercising this week!! You are such an inspiration to those of us just starting out on this running gig! Keep up the good work!

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  7. Yes, you ARE going to rock Disney! (And for me, I don't know what would be worse: 17 miles on a treadmill, or the Thomas Kinkaid show. I have a grudge story re: Mr. Kinkaid and his franchise involving an "art" purchase, an attempt to resell the piece through his Carmel gallery, the gallery going bankrupt and the picture getting shipped off to a warehouse without our being informed, the picture going missing, some rather unpleasant phone calls, but happily ending in getting some compensation for the lost item.)

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  8. LOVE the pics to go with this story!! I still can't believe you ran so much on a treadmill! You rock!

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  9. You totally rock! I cannot even image 17 miles on a dreadmill! I would have died! You are my hero!

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  10. Since I got an early sneak peak to the story...love seeing the pictures! I know its a hard week this week, but you'll rock next week missy!

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  11. Great job! Especially with it being a holiday week!

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  12. You are my hero. For real. Haven't I said that before? I cannot believe you did 15 miles in a basement on a treadmill with a laptop playing a lame movie with subtitles. HOLYMOLY.

    I think you're awesome!!!!!

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  13. What else can I say that hasn't already been said? You kicked that treadmill and lame movie's collective arse!

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  14. I was thinking the same things that everyone else has said! ROCK ON with your bad self!

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  15. "dang gina"17 miles on a treadmill. that is dedication, and motivation. i would have quit.
    Way to go! if you can do 17, you can do 26.
    Are you psyched for the race?

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  16. Hooray for you! I'm impressed!

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  17. Way to persevere! I'm so impressed and inspired.

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  18. 17 miles.
    oh. my. goodness!
    that is some kind of impressive.

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  19. I'm sooooo proud of you and your dedication to this!! Unbelievable!! You are awesome!!

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  20. Way to go! Gotta love the crankies.. Ugh, luckily I'm way past them today, 3 workouts later. Haha. :)

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  21. Holy crap, Brooke! That's an insane set up. Good for you!

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  22. wah i don't know where to start! i'm catching up with my bloggy friends, CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR 17 MILES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HOORAY!!!! we're gonna do this girl, we really are!!!

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