Monday, June 27, 2011

"Pumped Up Kicks" - Foster the People

One photo can explain so very much . . . . .


To me it says . . . . .

* It was a blast.
* Best weekend away with the Pita - e v e r
* I love MY RunEmz shirt.  Ya, I have one - I may even have two! ;) I'm sooooooooooo ok with self promoting if it has anything to do with REV RUN. [Yep, for you Dawn]

* I can get myself out of a bad mood in 28.4 minutes flat.

and
that
this photo shows . . . .

About how fast I ran this marathon.  A almost 9 minute NON-PR. 

* I still love you Seattle.

A ton more to come tomorrow.

Ever had a race that left you feeling like  . . . . .WHAT THE FREAKING HECK?!

34 comments:

Char said...

Yay for a good weekend away but Boo for the lack of details. I will be waiting...

Samantha said...

Hmmm there is a trend going around...I've seen many "not a PR, but I don't care bc Seattle is awesome" posts. Some races are just like that. Yayy for good weekends :)

XLMIC said...

Ha! So many races like that... this weekend's virtual race, in fact :P But anything that is part of "a blast" and "best weekend away with the Pita-ever" is redeemed... not matter how "what the freaking heck" it was in and of itself :) Glad you enjoyed Seattle!

Running Wild said...

The band that sings "pumped up kicks" is Foster the People. The album is called Torches :)I do love that song!

ajh said...

Love the photo! Love it! A ton!

Matty O said...

Ummmmm you do realize that you are trespassing on the ART???

I have photographic evidence of you being deviant now!

Emz said...

MO. Won't be the first time. ;)

Nelly said...

That picture might be my favorite picture of all time, haha I might have to nominate that picture to be your blog header pic!

Glad to hear that Seattle was good, I'm assuming you met up with Blonde Ponytail, looking forward to the recap!

Emz said...

RW. Thanks for catching my error!!

Lindsay said...

The one you just ran... last year. Time? 5:16:28. Started the race by popping a few aspirin and slapping on a knee brace and calf sleeves for good measure. I made it to the Aurora Bridge when I had to go to the bathroom, which was difficult to find. Turnaround.... was sad. Lady kept yelling "This is the LAST hill" at me while on the bridge, and I kept thinking "Lady, do you LIVE in Seattle? This is only mile 17." ....And then mile 23 happened. Where you can see the 26 mile marker, but you still have a 1.5 mile out and back to do. Ugh.

You would think that they would change the course after so many people have complained about that.

That being said. Another marathon under your belt! That's amazing. You have to step back from all the crazy, amazing running stuff you've been doing and recognize that what seems "normal" to you, what seems "slow" to you are things that the majority of people cannot do. Be proud! :)

Rachelle Wardle said...

Love that picture! So glad you had a fabulous weekend and screw the race time. It's all about fun anyway, right?

Candice @ I Have Run said...

I love my RunEmz shirt too. And I love, love, love Peanut's take on it in her post! Too funny.

Can't wait to hear more. And when you look back, it won't be the non-PR that you remember.

Sarah said...

We were driving to the zoo when I saw a bunch of people running on I-90. So fun to see and wondered if you were in that group. Then I figured you were probably with the people who were way ahead. :-D

Jim ... 50after40 said...

After every race my LEGS are like "WHAT THE FREAKING HECK?!"

Jill said...

Every run I do these days and glance at my watch I say, "What the freaking heck." Just be thankful you aren't me!!

LOVE that picture, that is awesome!

LB said...

yahh, i feel like that after most races lol

Run with Jess said...

Bahaha... love the picture!!

Caratunk Girl said...

Great picture!

For me it seems lately I will be running thinking I am FLYING and look down at my Garmin and realize I am...not...so...much.

UGH

SO I hear ya. Great job!!

Caroline said...

I love the picture!!!
and well yes of course I have had races like that..MANY.we all do...even that Dean K guy....I just finished his book so I know! plus you know he is my buddy since I ran with him 5 miles this year..

Moving on to the next and this one is a plus one in the marathon # done and a forget about it for the time.

Runnin-From-The-Law said...

Love love love this picture! So cool!

Melissa Cunningham said...

love that pic!
cant wait to read a recap!
and wow,yeah i think the race i remember the most about saying "what the #@#@$%^%@#@$%"
was the first 5k i ran 7wks aftr delivering 3rd baby.
i think i thought i could just bounce right back to pre-preggers race time...
boy,was i ever wrong!!!
anyways,
glad you had a fun trip,and yeah,so what about the race-its all about the fun!

5 Miles 2 Empty said...

Yeah! What the freaking heck?! Where did those HILLS come from!? Hills are so lame!

It was great to meet you in the flesh!! I was pretty much star struck! =)

PS I neeeed to get one of those shirt!s!!!

Richelle said...

Love that photo! Glad you had a fun weekend, even if the race was sucky.

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

Youre still my hero and I am SO FREAKING GLAD we got to connect!!

Cynthia said...

Sad I didn't get to meet you this weekend!
Love the photos!

The Green Girl said...

Sorry about the non-PRing action but I'm thrilled to hear you had a good weekend, Emz.

Silly Girl Running said...

Booh on the non-PR. :( Yay on having a blast anyway!

As for the 'What the freaking heck': had that when I looked at my watch when crossing the finish line of this May's Edinburgh Marathon. :)

Jamoosh said...

Pumped Up Kicks - one rockin's song!

I used to have a RUN EMZ shirt. Until my wife stole it...

Not to worry, I am going to make one with a wicking shirt (Running Banana dot com)

Kovas said...

From the photo it's clear that al lthe statues are forefoot strikers while you're flatfooted, might explain the lack of PR. Of course, if statues are staying ahead of you, you might just be really slow.

racing dawn said...

I HATE being a day late to a past...what the freaking heck?

28 min to get over a race is a new PR I believe. And 9 min over on that super hilly course is AMAZING. You rock lady.

I know you had a blast...I was just a tiny bit jealous I wasn't there. 

Preach on, Rev.

LOVE that photo. Quite perfect.

She said I need a goal said...

Hey, it's tomorrow!! I want details!!

um please?
kthxbye

Tri-Living...Together said...

Just so you know... when I'm running all I can hear in my head is.. YOU SO FREAKIN GOT THIS

Running Kiwi said...

Ahhhhh the PR doesn't matter - I spied a lovely NZ sweat/jacket on someone else's blog!
Sounds like a fun fun time :)

Sporty Girl Jewelry said...

Love that photo.