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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Early Am 3 Miler

This morning, I had to get up early in order to get my required run in -- Norah has a doctor appointment at 8 am and I have a taco eating challenge tonight (more on that in a minute), so o'dark thirty was the only time available. Thus, I got up at the ungodly hour of 5 am, but temps were already in the mid-80s and humidity? Let's just say that a typical summer morning here in South Florida is like being inside a terrarium, so yeah, it was humid.

I just ran 3 miles (30:26), but it was good to get it done so early. On this 21 day streak, I am not seeking speed or distance, just consistency, so the pressure is off in terms of trying to battle the heat to go further or faster. So a short, slow 3 miler? Perfect for me right now.

Now, with the run done and out of the way for the day, I can concentrate my energies on preparing for my taco challenge this evening. But first, some back story: Remember last Wednesday when I mentioned going out to eat and you guys all assumed Jerry and I were going out to enjoy a "date night" (how cute of you; note how I didn't correct you)? Well, the truth was that we were meeting some friends at a local Mexican restaurant/bar for their happy hour special: $.25 tacos. So, yes, we brought Norah and she too bellied up to the bar (they actually have specially modified high chairs for this, I kid you not), and I had a beer and ate 8 tacos.

Well, my friend Jon also ate 8 tacos. No big deal, it was no competition or anything, but apparently, since then, the guys have been giving him unholy loads of crap about only being able to match me in taco consumption. So, in order to earn his man-card back, he has officially challenged me to a "taco-off" to see who can eat more tacos tonight. Thus, why I wanted to get my run done this morning -- because after I kick his ass in taco eating tonight, I know I won't want to move, much less run.

27 comments:

Xenia said...

Good luck with the taco challenge. My money's on you for the win.

Erin said...

LOL! I hope you have the same hunger as last week.

Charbelle said...

LOL! I was visiting friends in ATL and there was an all you can eat sushi place, I ate their friend under the table and he caught it from them for a long time. Good luck tonight!!

Jamoosh said...

May the taco be with you.

JojaJogger said...

Great job getting the run done early, now go beat Jon!

Lily on the Road said...

Good Luck tonight and am I to assume you won't be running tomorrow at o'dark thirty???

Jon said...

Yes, the taco challenge is on, my little friend! I have been prepping myself since yesterday. You will have to match me beer for beer as well, to make things even. Prepare yourself for complete annihilation, you will go running home like a scared little puppy when I get done with you. “Do or do not… there is no try.” Yoda

TNTcoach Ken said...

You are competitive!!!!! Kick some Jon arse tonight. What number are you looking to eat? Should we expect to see you at Coney Island for the hot-dog eating contest also?

d.a.r. said...

Good luck with the tacos!!!

kelsalynn said...

please don't barf :)


Good luck!

PS: Are you sure you're not pregnant again? 8 TACOS????!!!

Marlene said...

Good luck at the taco-eating contest!

Wes said...

Good decision! Good luck!!

RunningLaur said...

woooo, kick taco butt!

Monica said...

8 TACOS??? Full size tacos? More important, were they Bean and Cheese....poor Jerry!

JojaJogger said...

Hey, I thought of an idea while I was running. Try to speak discreetly with your server ahead of time, and make sure Jon gets overstuffed tacos. (hopefully he wont come back to your blog and read this comment)

ajh said...

My money's on you. Jon is going to have to get his man card back some other way.

Whitney said...

Nice! You'll win - because you are awesome like that.

Jon said...

JojaJogger, nice try.

Firefly's Running said...

Tacos...yum! We have a place near my house in the Chicago suburbs that makes mashed potato tacos. Hmmmm!

X-Country2 said...

Is there "chicking" in taco eating? I think so!

drdave said...

With or without the hot sauce? Now don't be a whimp! Gotta have 'em HOT!

Kick his ass! Take no prisoners.

MCM Mama said...

You go girl! Have fun knockin' back a bunch of tacos.

Agate Lake Girl said...

Don't underestimate my hubby. The man loves him some tacos! Though his stomach may still be full from the crab-gorging Fathers Day dinner... Wish I could be there to watch the throw down. Then again, I'd be very torn for who to root for!

MN Mom said...

Wish I was there to watch the throw down, but not the throw up!

MN Mom said...

Rylee says "go daddy go!"

teacherwoman said...

mmm. 25 cent tacos! sounds as good as our free taco/nacho bar at Paradiso's... and a margarita. Okay, getting thirsty now!

Her Name is Rio said...

Gosh, we're warm early too! 5 am and I'm comfortable in a sleeveless shirt!

I enjoy (read = miss) Happy Hour food! I don't know if its the drinks or the deal on the food, but I enjoy it!