Saturday, March 22, 2008

Smokin!!!


Nope...I'm not talking about cigarettes....and I'm not talking about human spontaneous combustion. But apparently after my run this morning...I was literally smoking. We decided to go for an 8 mile training run this morning as my last decently long run before the marathon. We pushed the pace pretty good running about 9:30/mile and by the end we were running 8:30/mile. It was nice to do an intermediate distance and push the pace over a wide span of time. When we finished the run...I took a seat on a curb to catch my breath. My friend looks over and says "OMG!! YOU ARE SMOKING!!" I must have had a really confused look on my face. But apparently my whole body was giving off steam...and I looked up at her husband and his head was smoking too! haha. She said it looked like we ran super fast and were "on fire"..then when we stopped we were still smoking. It looked soooo funny. I felt more like one of those commercials where you can see the green stench steaming off someone..and that's probably more along the lines of what it was. But I'll pretend that I ran so fast that I caught on fire and was smouldering after I stopped.

14 comments:

Holly Jane said...

Great run! I don't think I've ever run fast enough to smoke!
I lost 7 lb with that stomach virus! So yea... the only positive :-)

Ted said...

Its probably all of that toxic fuming coming out of your body. Just kidding!

rinus said...

well run and smoke a lot!.
Happy easter.
Groet Rinus.
http://rinusrunning.punt.nl/?home=1

Brian said...

It's too damn cold here in NE Ohio to catch on fire.

Viv said...

Awesome!! I thought I saw a bunch of smoke up in the air this morning..LOL!
hella pace for 8 miles :-)

The Laminator said...

Good thing you weren't running in cali, or you might have started a forest fire. Great job and keep steaming!

triguyjt said...

alright christine..you have ramped up your training and you are now getting smoking results!!
good for you...
ever see the nfl players in frigid temps when they take off the helmet?? thats always a cool shot.

Sarah said...

Wow..that was a nice run! You're going to do awesome in the marathon!!

jahowie said...

Great job on the run. I hope that you had a good holiday.

P.O.M. said...

Nice job speedy gonzales!

Cara said...

haha that is awesome!!!

Lana said...

Great job! You are getting faster and faster! I think you are going to be pleasantly surprised with how well you do in the marathon.

Lindsay said...

wow - that is craziness!!!

PreFan1982 said...

Wish I could smoke after a run. That gives me something to aspire to.