Thursday, May 29, 2008

Quick Update: Turning Things Around

Thanks for all our comments and genuine concern yesterday. I’m a bit embarrassed by all the feedback and encouragement I’ve received for something as trivial as a few sub-stellar weekend runs and losses by my favorite sports team. I thought being supportive and nurturing was my job! After all, it is what I do professionally as a care provider. Still, I just wanted you all to know that the kind thoughts were very much appreciated.

But…luckily for you (and me), those kinds of sentiments will no longer be necessary around here. I just came back from an exhausting but exhilarating run in perfect pre-summer weather where I was able to complete my 7 mile tempo run that I skipped out on yesterday at an average pace of 6:39 min/miles. This was just under the 6:40 average pace as scheduled in my marathon training plan. Sweet! To be honest, I had serious doubts heading into my run whether I should even be attempting this so soon after my aborted speed run yesterday, but the weather was gorgeous tonight and I felt I really needed the extra boost of confidence. Although the effort was very difficult to say the least, I am very proud to have made my time. So much so that I celebrated with sixteen ounces of Strawberry Wild Jamba Juice on the way home! And oh yes, it was sooo delish!

And as if that weren’t enough, the Mets have suddenly also found new life in the past couple of day as they just won back-to-back games against the Marlins. Tonight, they even capped it off by coming back twice to win a thriller in extra innings. Wow, when was that last time THAT happened? Oh yeah, try NEVER, as it was their first comeback victory of the season. (And guess who has tickets for tomorrow’s game…)

In conclusion, I just have two words for any naysayers who are still left…

SLUMP OVER!

Thanks again for visiting and listening.

11 comments:

Xenia said...

Glad to hear things are going well again for you...and the Mets. My friend Ellen has been lamenting their poor performance as of late too.

Andrew is getting fit said...

Good stuff!

Christine said...

Glad to hear that you are back to your old self again. My husband has a tryout scheduled with the Mets AAA team (the savannah sandgnats)...so maybe if he gets signed on...he can help?! haha. Good luck..:)

Meg said...

Great to hear you're feeling better! Baseball and running are such mind games sometimes! Let's go Mets!

Nitmos said...

Please confirm to us that you DIDN'T need to resort to the golden thong. (shuddering)

Debbie said...

Nice come back run!!

Jamie said...

Well I didn't have time to comment yesterday but glad to know it is no longer needed :) Nice comeback run! Glad to hear the slump is over.

The Laminator said...

Thanks for all the feedback.

Xenia - Yeah, your friend, I, and the rest of the Met crazies out there are excited that we finally have something to cheer about.

Andrew - thanks for the compliment.

Christine - Thanks, I'm glad to be back. I was afraid that if the Mets were to lose some more, I'd have to call the team up and volunteer to be their pinch runner.

Meg - Thanks. I agree. I guess that's why they say that 90% of the game is half mental...it applies to running as well as baseball.

Nitmos - I was CLOSE to considering it...but really not that close.

Debbie - Thanks for the cheer. I'm equally excited about my comeback run too!

Jamie - Hi! Yeah, you can keep those get well soon comments for next time. And BTW, congrats on your awesome 10 miler again!

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Oh man, I missed the whole thing. Looks like you didn't need me anyway. I'm glad you are back. :D

Run For Life said...

Excellent! Reading that tempo run makes my legs tired, lol.

aham23 said...

Go Cubs!!! :)

 
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