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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

A Motley 6

Thankfully, I charged my mp3 for this evening's 6 miler b/c I don't know if I would've made it through that last mile without a little Motley Crue and some "Kickstart my Heart." At that point, I was feeling pretty fatigued: I was hot and sweaty as hell, my fingers were swollen to the size of frankfurters, my shorts were rubbing me on my side, and I was very thirsty (despite a water break at 3.5 miles).

So even though I felt like walking the last mile, the Crue came on, my heart was kickstart-ed, and I cruised through my final mile. (And if there's anything sweeter than peelin off wet, sweaty clothes and getting into a cool, refreshing shower, I'd like know; otherwise, I think that is the closest to heaven one can get.)

Now, I have 4 papers left to read before "Top Chef" and then I'm hittin' the sack.

11 comments:

David said...

Okay, you just went WAY past PG-13 with that!

Something about those special little songs that give you a tiny bit more spring in your step, and get the mantra going: "faster I run, sooner I'm done..."

L*I*S*A said...

I think the only thing that might top the post-run shower is the post-run meal. :)

ws said...

The post-run shower is definitely the reward for finishing. Great job cruisin' through the last mile when it probably felt like your shirt was spraypainted onto your body.

Marcy said...

LOL David, sometime I use that line too. Faster = the torture ends sooner

Killer pulling it through and not taking that walk break! ;D

keith said...

I like how the guitar sounds like an engine in the beginning of that song...WOOHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAABWAHHHHHHHHHHBURRRRWAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH...My hands go right into devil horn mode and i bang my head as soon as I hear that.

Wes said...

I dunno... There's something about that feeling when my kidneys are about to explode and I finally make it to the bathroom :-) I do admire you for getting those long runs in during the heat...

Firefly's Running said...

Great job, Jess!

runnergirl said...

I have the finger swelling problem too. I make sure to take my rings off before I go out or I have no hope of getting them off by the time I get home!

Way to finish strong! Thank goodness for good music!

Erin said...

The Crue Rocks! You needed that during your marathon-hint hint-add it to Chicago's playlist!

Mom is on Decaf Now said...

Need to add some Motley to my playlist...takes me straight back to high school. LOL

Mendy said...

That's why I SO love running with my nano. Music has helped me get through so many runs!

My fingers swell up so bad during runs, even a mile or 2 into it!!

Way to go having mind over matter on your last mile!