Monday, June 27, 2011

Week 3 Training done!

My week 3 marathon training is complete.  We had a cut-back week for our long run last weekend so we only had to do 5 miles.  There is a cut-back week every 3rd week so that your body has time to recover.  Next Saturday is a long 9 miles!  But so far the training is going well!  I will keep you posted.

So what else have I been up to?  Hm...are you sure you really want to know? goes...

My new tattoo!


I mostly laughed through any pain

My foot and my cousin's foot with her new tattoo too!
That's right folks...little old me got a tattoo!  I never wanted one.  Ever.  Don't really care about tattoos. 

But a few months ago, I came up with the bright idea of getting one on my foot, to which my cousin Toni said she wanted to get one as well! 

I had no idea what to get.  I'm an indecisive person.  Finally, I brought all my ideas to the tattoo place and they drew this up.  I liked it. 

My cousin got the autism ribbon on her foot and a heart with flowers on her back for her husband.

I almost cancelled my appointment two days before because I heard you couldn't workout for at least a week.  My first thought was, "I can't miss a whole week of training for my marathon!"  My cousin called the place and the woman doing her tattoo has run a marathon and said I can still workout and train for it.  She would send me home with all the proper instructions.

Everyone that I knew thought it was really odd that I was getting a tattoo!  Little, innocent old me!  And they were equally surprised that it was my idea.

I know some people are totally against getting a tattoo.  I wanted it on my foot.  I figured it's easy enough to cover up if I need to.

And it doesn't even hurt really at all now.  My foot may be slightly swollen (because my shoes are fitting a little snug), but otherwise, it's totally fine!

It hurt a little while getting it done.  But I thought it would be worse from what others were telling me.  The foot is a painful spot because there is no meat there. 

Anyway, that's what I've been up to.  Maybe it's an early mid-life crises?  lol.  I do some crazy things every now and again (can you say sky-diving twice, bungee jumping, roller coasters, white water rafting).  I'm an incognito dare-devil!  lol


  1. cool. I have a tattoo on the top of my foot too :)

  2. Anonymous6/27/2011

    That's so cool! I'd never heard of the issue with getting a tattoo & running. You've got a pretty one!
    Keep up the hard work with running & enjoy your cut-back weeks!

  3. Cool tattoo...That had to be painful. I have one on my leg near my ankle and the closer it got to the boney area it hurt like hell....
    I've tossed around the idea of skydiving...definately out of my comfort zone. I would ask if you liked it, but you went
    Glad to see training is going smoothly...
    Keep your head high and stay focused....and have FUN :-)

  4. Love the tattoo!!! I have 9 of them. I want a new one!!! Top of the foot seems really painful though. Way to go!

  5. Actually it was painful but not that bad. Expecting it to be much worse. Most of the time I just sat there. He kept asking if I was ok and I said "I'm fine." He told me I did remarkably well and he was surprised! The side hurt worse than the front near the toes and he expected it to be worse.

    Thanks again everyone!

    Wow Mallory! Nine???

    Yes Dave, loved Sky Diving. I would do it again too if people want to go. In fact, I told my nephew when he is 18, I'll take him.

  6. Ouch you are brave!