Wednesday, February 22, 2012

E book winners, worst race picture ever and Justin Bieber

The winners of the 2 e-books The Ultimate Beginner's Running Guide: The Key to Running Inspired are Annet and Boston Bound Brunette!  Congrats! Please email me to get your books. 

Now, I must warn you that I posted a terrible picture below so I forgive you for skipping the rest.

Thank you for your comments on my race recap on my last post.  I appreciate you taking the time to write them, always mean a lot to me.  I did get one email that was not so nice and of course it came from anonymous...I know I should not let it bug me but well I am human..so this person emails me a comment : "on your pictures you don't look like someone who was experiencing any distress..maybe you should stop using this as an excuse to explain your slow time."  Why take the time to send this, I don't know.  Why would I lie about making a fool of myself at the finish line?   I wish I had a picture of me jumping for joy over the finish line! Not long after getting that email I got to see the official pictures from the race.  Some are OK like this one:

And there is one that is really bad..very sorry...


So there you go stupid anonymous person....there I am "faking" dry heaving.  Happy?
Hands down worst racing picture EVER.

So about nutrition.

This time I ate nothing during the race.  I had Honey Stinger with me but I decided to not eat it because I did not want my stomach to rebel.  That worked out really well... I drank only water.  None from the aid stations.  I saw a few stations where they were using water from the fire hydrant and people who were not wearing gloves...so no thanks. 

Colleen asked if I have these problems during training.  I never do.  I think part of it is because during training, I do stop because of traffic lights.  I also go slower and the anticipation of the finish line getting closer sends me in panic mode usually.

Even though I had a terrible ending, I feel like I made progress.  Not just because I got a PR.  I did not get a perfect race obviously...but it was better.  I will get there.

My best 2 half marathons were on the 2 hilliest courses I have ran.  Now I am thinking I should run San Francisco!   Working on convincing Bill that this is a good idea.....

I am thinking of trying adding salt to my water now.  I need to prepare for the heat.  Today it got to 85 degrees. Seriously in FEBRUARY?!  I need to move to Alaska.

And I leave you with something I think is funny  from Jonathan who is 6.

I picked him up from school today, he gets in the car and I asked how was his day. 

"Terrible!"
What? Why?
"Well because I cannot marry Mia anymore!"
Why not?
"She showed up at school with a JUSTIN BIEBER shirt!!!!"







27 comments:

Colleen said...

Oh Caroline... you poor thing. But don't worry, it could be worse! My first Ironman finish line picture, the one I dreamt about all year, was me tripping on the carpet. Awesome!

I have a friend that throws up at the end of every race - 2 miles, 10 miles, a half, whatever. He said that he thinks it's due to the emotions and excitement of the finish. I bet that has something to do with yours.

((HUGS))

Terzah said...

I'm so mad at that anonymous person who emailed you. I think they are jealous. Jerk.

But your son....wow....he's smart to ditch a girl wearing that silly boy's face on her shirt. Currently my son Will is going to marry a girl in his preschool class, Abby. Ruthie, his twin sister, who is already a little skeptic, tells him, "Will, you're not going to marry Abby. Mommy didn't marry anyone from her preschool." But Mr. Romantic is very insistent....he's even got their honeymoon all planned out.

Yo Momma Runs said...

Someone seriously said you were faking? Rude!

You are one tough momma to run through that kind of pain! I'm super impressed by your kick-a-ness!

Zaneta said...

Apparently "Anonymous" cannot be a runner themselves... jeesh...
faking? really? haha... just jealous that you actually run at all probably ;)
way to tough it out!
Funny about the justin bieber shirt lol...

Christine said...

Why would somebody leave a comment like that? I don't understand...

I'm glad you are feeling better!

Annet said...

yay for winning, I'll email you later, looking forward to reading it and learning some new stuff.

And what kind of a comment is that? Do mean people hang out on blogs all day just to send nasty comments? Why on earth would you lie? My face is the opposite. Sometimes I look way more puffed/red/awful than I actually feel...

Boston Bound Brunette said...

I won!! I am so excited!! I can't believe that someone actaully sent that to you. Very strange and so rude!!

giraffy said...

People are lame. WHY would you fake that?!

YES DO SAN FRAN!!!

Kathy said...

Amazing some fool left such a comment. Oh well!
I'll tell you what, I find your worst picture pretty awesome - very real and shows what you will do to get there. I'd be proud of it!

Michael said...

I seriously can not believe that someone would send you a nasty e-mail like that - seriously who does that crap??

I think you are one of the most amazing bloggers on the web! You get out there and do it, even though you feel like crap in so many races, but it doesn't stop you! I think you are absolutely wonderful Caroline!!

Carrie FamilyFitnessFood said...

What a horrible person to accuse you of faking. Really? Does the person not have enough things to do in his/her life but leave anonymously rotten blog comments. Get. A. Life. Person.

Anyway, congrats on your race. I'm so glad you are looking into trying new things. You will get there and I think it also matters how you can recover from the race. You seem to be recovering well, so I would think your body is tolerating the pressure/distance/effort/heat and everything.

Congrats again!!

Christy said...

People can be so rude. I think you did an outstanding job! Nice work!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I will have to say, your only the second person to every have your award captured with a camera.

Your son is a very smart man

Jim ... 50after40 said...

Dear Anonymous:
Please leave my friend Caroline alone - she is one of the most amazing bloggers and runners out there. And on a personal note, if you want to compare times or running stats or mileage or anything with someone ... why don't you square off with me??? You couldn't hold my dic-!!! And also, sign your name next time pus--!!! Stop wasting everyone's time - you are insignificant. Picking on poor ol' Caroline ... really???

I got your back C!

Carla said...

Call me sick and twisted, but I would totally buy that photo. You're a badass!

Black Knight said...

Also the worst pictures are good memories. In the past I collected only the better, now every photo has its own "rank".
Jonathan is right: "Mia doesn't deserve anymore his attentions".

Rebekah said...

I love Jonathan! That is too cute and one to write down for the later years! :)
You're kicking butt on your races and I bet that anonymous person doesn't even run!
Can't wait to get back out there with you!

lindsay said...

i don't understand why people leave comments like that either...

LOL at that picture! i mean, i'm sorry... but it is also kind of funny :) i'm glad you are feeling ok!

Laura said...

Haters are going to hate..ignore em.
...If I ran so hard that I puked...I think I might want some photo proof of it...total badge of honour!

Ali Mc said...

Oh kids! They're the best aren't they :) and I think those race photos are the GREATEST - you win for most original race picture :)

Kate said...

What the hell! What a jerk. Now I'm all mad after the fact. WHATEVER...this person clearly needs to get a life and worry about themself.

I personally LOVE when people are up-front about whatever struggles they experience in a race. It's not all joy and light, and if that's the only thing I saw in race reports, then when I had a rough time I wouldn't realize that it's normal. Some of the most helpful race reports I've read are the ones that the writer least likely wanted to put out there. Sometimes it helps because it teaches you what not to do, sometimes it helps because it shows you you're not alone, but I'd prefer honesty over some whitewashed fantasy any day.

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

ugh seriously anonymous prick!! WTH. grumble grumble!!

Congrats on finishing another one!!

bobbi said...

Mean people suck. If you don't have anything nice to say...click the red x in the corner. :(

And Jonathan is officially my hero, haha!

Elle said...

Ah, sorry about the meanie. How silly of that person to take time to type comments just to be petty and mean spirited. I hope you are not upset by that drivel!

Love the simplicity and honest that comes from kids heh? I wish life were always that straightforward and simple.

So cute.

robinbb said...

People are so rude. Part of posting our stories on the internet is we have to deal with people that are too afraid to come forward with who they are. You should never have to explain yourself. This is your story and we come to read it because you tell it so well.

Fruit Fly said...

Oh my, poor thing. You deserve an award for that photo!

Jill said...

Oh dear...well, that pictures certainly shows A that you weren't faking it. How stupid!! People feel they have to pick on others to bring themselves down to their level....really, it's just a jealously thing and just ignore them. At least Jim has your back now, what a great guy! :)

Now you have a lasting memory of the puking fest, huh? You can look at that picture in years to come and tell your sons, "Remember when mommy puked at that race and never gave up? You, too, shall never give up..." :)

xo