Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Perfect Running Form

It's an elusive and magical thing, this "perfect running form".  A beautiful midfoot strike, legs cycling effortlessly underneath an erect yet relaxed upper body.  And huge, huge bruises on your calves.

No?  Oh, I thought that was part of it.

Yeah, so apparently the faster I run, the more I kick myself.  So... I've got that going for me.

Listen, I'm comfortable with a certain level of spazniness with myself.

Just yesterday, I was sort of... yodeling? into a fake microphone (uhh, my fist) at the Y because there's this spot underneath the stairs where the acoustics are awesome.  But naturally I was too lost in my groovy dance moves to notice the guy under said staircase that had stopped his pushups and was literally just lying on his belly staring at me.

But yeah, kicking myself to the point where strangers look at me like a battered wife?   Not cool.

The only saving grace of all of this inadvertent self-abuse is this:

A trophy!

On Saturday, I ran a 5k in the beautiful upper peninsula of Michigan with two of my favorite people, Rachel and Matt.  It was a beautiful morning, perfect course, and a mercifully small field.  

I felt great the entire way, and finished with a nice PR.


7:18 pace
2nd woman overall


Thank you so much to everyone who has donated to enter our raffle to benefit the Alzheimer's Association.  There is still time to get your entry in! 

We'll be out there running for 16 hours on June 20th... and we'd appreciate any good vibes we can get.  :) 

Don't forget to keep checking the raffle page for more prizes, like these two I got in just got in the mail:

 What's the most spazzy thing you've done lately?

Have you ever raised money for charity with your running?  


  1. That bruise keeps getting prettier and prettier!

    The most spazzy thing I did was thought there was a running track at an athletic field that I have been to dozens of times in my life I brought my friends there to run only to find that there is not a track. Sorry about that again!

  2. Wow you are speedy! I dream of doing an 8:XX mile....ha

  3. congrats on 2nd place! that is awesome!

  4. Congrats on the PR and 2nd place!

  5. BOOM. dang speedy 5k. congrats friend! also...i kick myself when i run too. rachelle always thinks that i fell so hard. no. i just kick myself. a lot. i dont even notice any more. haha!

  6. A trophy!? BOOM that is awesome!

  7. Oh and the self abuse... not so much.

  8. Congrats on your PR!!! Awesome :) What a bruise!

  9. Those bruises are just your awesome reminder of your PR!! Congrats again.

    The most spaztastic thing I have done is fallen out of the more explanation needed.

  10. Congrats on your PR and getting 2nd place. That is AWESOME.

    Sometimes I feel like my life is one long series of spazzy events.

  11. Sometimes I kick my ankles when I run. To the point of bloodying them. Sigh. This is why I can't wear no show socks :)

    Kick ass PR and trophy!

  12. Duuuuude! That bruise is sweet. You should probably fix that though :P. If I knew how, I'd let you know, but my ankle continues to bleed from self kicks every run.

    AND SERIOUSLY!!! Way to go on a fantastic PR. You are speedy!

  13. Congrats on the awesome PR! And one badass bruise! I tend to kick myself when I run too... but no battle scars yet!

  14. Kim, I think you are one amazing woman! I love how you have worked through injury, are raising money for a great cause and of course the fact you are stinkin' funny! Thank you for all of your support and can't wait to run Ragnar with you! I nominated you for the "One Lovely Blog" award! Details are on my page!

  15. what the crap!? I've never won a trophy.

    I'm totally getting one made for myself.

    Oh, blah blah...congrats..whatever. I want a trophy.


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