Tuesday, March 22, 2011

" Whole Wide World" - Mindy Gledhill

Only got in 12 this morning.  But it was an awesome 12. 

I loved that every time I looked down I'd see this:




I love these shorts.  I totally think you should score yourself a pair. 

Look . . . then click on the banner to the right!  They are soooooo comfy.

I also loved that after every 400 - I'd reward myself with one of these:


Mostly just to keep track of how many 400's I had done. 

Eat one after each 400 . . . .

until
those
12
little
buggers
were
gone. 

Works. for. me.

And so does this video.  Love it.





Happy Tuesday!

48 comments:

Scott Keeps Running said...

Tuesdays are probably my favorite day of the week. :)

Jamoosh said...

I need the 50M shorts so I can score me a buckle!

Matty O said...

Were those sour patch kids?

I think Mindy looks MUCH better with the long hair. Just my opinion though haha.

Great job on "Just 12" I'll Count it.

Speaking of counting... that's 48 sour patch gummies... you ate A WHOLE BAG???

Matty O said...

oh yeah, love the song... so peaceful and calming and happy :)

Emz said...

MO- I cut two into 6 pieces each. They were cherry sized.

J-moo. I'm on it. I'll make some for you. In neon green. I know your need to stand out.

Scott- happy happy Tuesday.

ShutUpandRun said...

Loving that video and song. "I'm going to learn to bellydance" Lovely 12 miler for you.

Matty O said...

SUR - Video of that please, I need a good laugh ;)

Jen said...

Love the idea of rewards for 400's!
I loved that video. I love that it had Nie Nie in it. And that red headed girl is beautiful. Wish I could pull that off!

Caroline said...

I wish they had a 13.1 apparel line!

I LOVE the video!

2 more days and your CATS are going to cry like little kittens ...meow meow..

Emz said...

Caroline
Caroline
Caroline

I wish I could buy "Duke sucks" clothing & have it arrive by Thursday.

JenniferLeah said...

glad i read the comments on your blog...i was a tad confused.
a new what?
400 what?
a new treadmill every 400 miles??

now it all makes sense :D
happy running EMZ

Caroline said...

I GOT EXTRA SOFT KLEENEX READY FOR YOU!!!

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

hahaha @ EMZ and Caroline! Go Wildcats! :)

I love 26.2 apparel too Em! How clever are you with tracking 400's!!

bobbi said...

LOVE the video/song.

But I think I love your banter with Caroline a little more :)

Silly Girl Running said...

Okay, that's it! I need to get myself a pair of those shorts! Any advice on the sizing? I couldn't figure it out through their sizing chart: I'm stuck between the XS and the S on the chart, and am not sure which one to pick...

Emz said...

SGR. I'd go Small. :) they seem to run small.

KC (my 140 point 6 mile journey) said...

ONLY 12 miles...pfft! You kill me. i do the same thing with shot blocks. i can have one after a certain pre-determined distance. a nice little strategy.

Kovas said...

So after mile repeats do you eat one of those 5 pound gummies?

Caroline said...

I got a shirt for Thursday thank you, see my post from this morning.

Jenny said...

Great song! I enjoyed watching.

What a good idea to bribe yourself into finishing something you don't want to do. Maybe I'll do that for my next hill workout. Which will be Saturday while I recoup from my 8K hill workout/race from this last Saturday.

Oh and I think you only get to eat 5 pound Gummy Bear after a 50m.

Run on.

Marlene said...

That is an AWESOME idea with a little nibble after each 400. Love it!

ShutUpandRun said...

Matty O - what? you don't think I have the childbearing hips to belly dance? you might be right. it would be like watching a prepubescent boy trying to bust a move.

Emz said...

SUAR. I'm waiting for the bellydancing post.

Barefoot Neil Z said...

The singing lady has a very efficient running stride with a bias toward a forefoot landing.

Will said...

that is a lot of candy over 24 hours! you might have to alternate with jerky on your big event.

Emz said...

BFNZ- love. It. Remind me to never let you see me run.

Will- not. Happening. I actually don't like these sour things. Just had to use them instead of my panda puff cereal due to a lot of food fights occurring in my household. ;)

Jerky. It. Is.

H Love said...

Great tip! I see more mill running in my future with some sweet treats!
Love that video...had to share on FB. Inspiring!! Thanks!

Did you get your sticker?

Emz said...

H <3 - yes! I got it Saturday. I'll show you it's new home . . . coming soon [to a post near you].

XLMIC said...

Love that! "...only got in 12..." YOU are awesome :) And when I think of people who are nails... you are at the top of the list.

Have a fantastic rest of your day, Emz!

Lindsay and James Cotter said...

okay now I am curious. What are those?

Emz said...

LC - they are some crap candy I stole from peanut. I took two. Cut each one into 6 pieces. They were the size of mara[schi-whatever] cherries. they were sour and had Willy Wonka on the front. super gross. but worked. ;)

Candice @ I Have Run said...

Happy Tuesday! I might have to try the candy/reward thing. I need something.

Great song/video. Thanks for sharing it!!

Char said...

The shorts are no good to me - not metric!

Emz said...

Char. Freaking. Love that. hadn't thought about that. [typical American always thinking about myself] ;)

Sarah said...

That video is pretty adorable.

:-D

Adrienne said...

Love the eat candy idea to keep track. I need to do that, I'm sure it will help me run faster since I love candy. Loved the video! Girls Rule!!! Totally fits you and I love Nienie :) Amazing woman and so inspirational.

Julie said...

Loved the video with Stephanie and the kids in it. Sweet song!

Teamarcia said...

Fun video and catchy tune! Happy Tuesday!

Melissa Cunningham said...

winner winner chicken diiner! but why doesnt it surpise me coming from someone who has (mostly)song tities for blog post titles?
:)
anyways,love "only got in 12"
AND the idea of treats for every 400....

you.
are.
a.
rockstar.
:D

2 Slow 4 Boston said...

I like your shorts!

Aimee said...

LOVE that song and video!!

Yay for 12 miles!

Steel Springs said...

I need to do something like that to help me keep track of intervals/repeats. I'm too impatient to keep track of stuff like that and if I throw repeats in during a long run (like one that's 12 miles - haha), I have no hope of remembering how many I've done.

Awesome shorts! I'm glad the run was a great one!

Johann said...

I'd be happy when I saw that when I looked down as well. All I ever see are my in pain legs screaming up at me to give them a break. You are really putting in some hard work, well done!

Jim ... 50after40 said...

It's kinda funny, as we build our distances more and more and we say "Only did 12" ... we get it, but I always love the reaction of a non runner from the thought of ONLY 12.

Anne said...

LOVE that video!!!!

Jason said...

Those shorts are really cool.

What is it that you are eating? Rock Candy? And no matter what it is it is your motivation and that rocks.

The tune is catchy and I am by no means a music fan.

Molly said...

I like your candy counting method. m&m's work too : )

p.s. meant to do it sooner, but I put something towards your fundraiser : )

Lindsey said...

Treadmill!!

*cries*