Monday, August 24, 2009

Trust Issues

Wow it has been a long long time since I’ve posted. And what could keep me from posting for so long? Simple. Trust Issues!

Now I’m not talking about trust issues from a failed romantic relationship, where lies let to suspension and to destruction. Nor am I referring to trust issues springing from my upbringing (read: even if my Dad did lie to me and tell me he was a secret government agent and Superman).

No, these trust issues go much deeper. These trust issues are the sole responsibility of Pizza Hut. It started out simply enough, with Ashton Kutcher punking people. And the next thing I know I’m out eating at a fancy Italian restaurant when some lady informs me that I am in fact eating Pizza Hut pasta. It took me weeks to deal with the shock that such a respectable pie company would go so far as to purposely deceive me, feeding me under false pretences.

After my counselor said I needed to go out in public again, I decided to try something safe like chocolate. I wandered into a local bakery where a kind and sorta attractive French woman asked me if I wanted to try a new French delicatessen. I then proceeded to dunk bread into a bowl of chocolate. It was delicious.

No sooner had I gone in for an unauthorized ‘double dunk’ when the employee stripped away her apron and informed me she was not French, but a PIZZA HUT employee. You may have seen the commercials; although I doubt my experience will make it to the small screen, as the three minute thirty-seven second tirade I unleashed cannot pass FCC regulations by any means.

I may never trust again.

And on running news. Last week was my third (of five) 20M+ runs. Now, two weeks prior I had a 13M run I cut down to 10M due to the 80 degree heat and the fact that I could see the remnants of the small rain cloud that had fallen to the ground begin to evaporate—in daylight. I then tried to run early the following week (read: 7am) only to have 70 degree temps to start. Needless to say my 18M was a train wreck. Average pace was 8:18/M.

But last weekend brought cool temperatures, starting in the high 50s and staying in the mid 60s. So my 21M run went excellent, hitting a 7:12 average and only the last three miles above a BQ pace (with nothing higher than a 7:25).


RazZDoodle said...

I feel your hurt. Maybe we should make t-shirts.

Running and living said...

I wondered about how things are going for you. Glad training is going well. I, too, had some ups and downs, all weather related. Glad the 21 miler went so well! Ana-Maria

Morgan said...

I have seriously been wondering where on earth you've been!!! 7 weeks to go and I think you've missed at least two countdowns!!! >:(

Glad you're back and that therapy worked out for ya! Sounds like you are rocking those 20+ M... looks like there's no chance in heck we'll be running anywhere near each other in Chicago...

Amy said...

Ahhhh.... so that's where you've been hiding. Glad to hear that the training is still going well.

Irish Cream said...

HAHAHA, you are killing me. But seriously, it's great to have you back--I'm glad you got all of that resolved! How lucky are you that the weather let up for long enough to let you have a nice 21-miler?! I'm dying over here! Can I please have some of those temps!?! Pretty please?