Sunday, November 11, 2007

HTFU, Jodi

So... I had a pretty crappy week. Felt emotionally drained, zapped, spent. Couldn't quite live up to the strong persona I would like.

I started thinking back to Ironman. The week of CdA I came across a link on Slowtwitch to a video. I immediately knew it was going to be a hit with Coach Paulo because it is aligned with his method of coaching. But it also was just what I needed because I knew the race was going to open up a world of hurt that I'd never visited before. When I felt a low point I remembered the words of Chopper Reid:

(warning- use of the F-bomb)



So today I grabbed my special hat on the way out the door to go for a trail run with Colleen. And the run was wonderful. Absolutely the best run I have had in 6 months. We hit 5.5 miles and I wanted to do more. But I didn't, because I'm saving it up for my big race next weekend. A huge 5k!



I'm gunning for a PR next weekend. Considering I haven't done a 5k in almost 2 years, I think I just might be able to knock back a sub- 25:40. Especially if I HTFU.

14 comments:

Paris said...

Not as hot as Model 6, but pretty cute nonetheless :-)

Rainmaker said...

Awesome video! And even better hat - especially since nobody will know what it really means when they see ya running.

Angry Runner said...

I see me some Under Armour up on you. You know what's good.

Danielle in Iowa said...

I think you need to say that to everyone you pass in the last mile of your 5k - they may hate you, but I bet they'll all PR too :-)

E-Speed said...

I thought it meant Hurry TFU. Either way should help to get your booty in gear :) Just don't grow a mustache!

Wes said...

LOL... Yea, I've seen that one. That 5K PR doesn't stand a chance!!!

TriSaraTops said...

My money's on yous gonna CRUSH that 5K PR! And then we are SO going sub 23 this spring...yahooooooooooooooo!!!

(can you tell I might get the OK to start running again today?) :)

Steve Stenzel said...

Nice "special hat!" Good luck on the PR - and here's to a better week!

B Bop said...

Don't let too much tailgaiting thwart your PR, cuz beer's probably the only thing that could keep you from a sub 25.

Mallie said...

Love the hat! Sounds to me like you've got a better than good chance of nailing that PR.

Dying Water Buffalo said...

very cute hat :) i want some pullaway track pants with HTFU written on the ass :)

DaisyDuc said...

Nice motto! I am looking forward to Pigskin this weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bob Almighty said...

Best Video Ever!

Papa Louie said...

With that attitude you should have no problem to knock back a sub 25:40. Go for it.