Saturday, December 29, 2012

Treadmill Running And Dragon Slaying

Tonight, I will start with what I thought about The Hobbit. It kept my attention for two and a half hours, which is a very difficult thing to do, it had a lot of pretty colors, and some very cool action scenes. Actually my favorite part about the move was the none stop action. But really Peter Jackson, a sequel? Maybe a trilogy? I can't take all that waiting around for the next movie to come out. Add another hour to the first movie and just do the whole damn thing. If they had just played it out in one I would have been very happy with the whole thing. I did love that Frodo made his appearance in the beginning.  All in all a good movie, but I'm bummed they didn't slay the dragon.

Found this at Bed Bath and Beyond, really?
We suffered over a ten mile mountain bike run yesterday morning, and when I say we I mean I. The ground was soggy from all the rain and the new storms had brought new limbs and branches down on our path. Did I mention it was 30 degrees outside and 8 in the morning. It was like riding through glue, and if it wasn't sticky it was slippery. I was whiney the whole time, but we got it done and that is all that matters. There were not time awards for that ride, but I did learn how to bunny hop. 

After that ride I felt as if everything had been taken out of me. I went home made lunch and napped on the couch until late in the afternoon. Mountain biking is wrecking my body in a whole new way. I love it. 

Today was an easier day. Four miles on the treadmill, since I couldn't stand anymore freezing cold rain and wind.  I hate that I wimped out so easily, but the gym is right below me and the warmth was calling to me. If it is any consolation I worked my butt off during that four miles, and did a killer new ab routine for 20 minutes. I'm already hurting from it tonight. I have been ignoring my core since the summer, so it better be prepared to start working. 

Now I'm sitting here watching "Trouble with the curve" and it isn't bad. At least I wont have to worry about this movie having a sequel. I also don't think Justin Timberlake will be slaying any dragons at the end of this one, which is a bummer. Who wouldn't like to see JT slay a dragon? 

Tomorrow my first long run in awhile is on the schedule. Hopefully the Newtons have a few more miles on them, I don't want to give them up just yet. They are so beat up and pretty. 

Did you ever have a favorite pair of shoes that you can't give up?

Snow running yes? Or do you hit the treadmill?


  1. Tomorrow may be my first snow run ever... It will also be in my new fivefingers... Little scary. I also think it will be hardcore.

    The Hobbit intrigues me, but I don't want to be disappointed. I will probably end up seeing it, but I may go see the new Tarantino first.

    1. I totally forgot about the new Tarantino flick, I might wait and watch that on DVD though.

  2. Yeah, I was really disappointed to hear it may be 2-3 parts long! I still haven't seen The Hobbit, though.
    Running in the mud is hard, I'm sure cycling is just as hard compared to road if not harder than running on the road compared to mud!
    Shoes? yes. My Brooks Green Silence. I had two pairs and I finally threw away the first. The second (relegated to non running) are ripping on the sides now, too. I also love my Mizuno Wave Universe 4. I have two pairs as well and am not looking forward to letting them go *tear*
    Right now I'm on the TM for running as I'm going through Physical Therapy but I'd rather be in the snow!!!