Random Thoughts Thursday 44

By , June 27, 2013 6:23 am
  • Whompitty whomp! I had a trail 5K scheduled in another state this weekend and it was moved out 4 weeks due to flooding at the race site! Maybe I can still make it work. It’s funny though – I signed up because I was going to be in town. Ha ha.  Now I am trying to convince my dad to train and run it with me. Four weeks is TOTALLY enough time. Trail 5ks are a cinch… muah ha ha. Have you ever signed up for a race and had it rescheduled?
  • I met Heather for lunch on Friday. FINALLY! We live so close! What took so long? Hee hee. I was telling Heather about Fake Meats and realized… I don’t talk about it enough on here… since she didn’t even know about it! So I added a Fake Meats ad on the sidebar. Yep, the day after writing about using bloggers for marketing, I am doing it myself. But, hey – it’s OUR business!!! Buy Fake Meats, yo. 


Heather and Kim

  • I am super surprised I made it to 100 miles run for the month, since I totally crapped out last month! Hee hee. I think having two halves on the schedule helped with that! Now… what is going to keep me going through July?! Chirp, chirp… 
  • Did you see this article (pdf here) on the NY Times Well blog about how your pronation style doesn’t really affect your running? Super interesting. What is your pronation style? I severely supinate. Or, as the article calls it, severely underpronate. Or as the ACE manual sometimes calls it, inversion. 


  • I’ve mentioned before that I feel like I never know what to say when people ask “What’s new?” But! I recently came up with something! I could talk about my sister’s upcoming 6/14/14 wedding! You guys aren’t getting sick of hearing about that, right? Good, because our latest racerback tan line talk cracked me up. Christina found a bridesmaid dress she likes, and I claimed that it would cover my crazy tan, and here is her response:


  • This thought deserves a post of its own, but I have been thinking about the different personalities I have depending on who I am around. I mean, they are all mostly some version of goofy Kim, but I was thinking about this because Anne and I are SUPER sarcastic with one another.  And I am not really like that with anyone else, except maybe my brother-in-law. 


25 Responses to “Random Thoughts Thursday 44”

  1. Heather says:

    I’m what took so long! I tend to be shy and it’s hard to agree to meet people sometimes, even as much as I wanted to meet you.

    And I’m glad you put FakeMeats on! I think it’s totally different if it’s YOUR business and when you told me about it I got so excited! I’m trying to get my husband to try the jerky with me haha. We’re at least trying the soy curls though.

    • kilax says:

      Aww, well I am happy we finally had the chance… to venture out in the pouring rain!

      The soy curls are SO awesome. When we found that product I was like “where have you been all my life?!!!!”

  2. bobbi says:

    I totes bought my dress for my friends’ Florida wedding because it covered up my ridic tan.

    I supinate too, but not as severely as you do.

    I had to look up my June mileage – didn’t even know. Not going to hit 100 unless I run a LOT in the next few days (not happening).


    I wonder if you’ll be getting comments on the Women Rock race. They changed it from Saturday to Sunday (or vice versa…I forget) and people were MAD.

    • kilax says:

      Yeah! I think Amanda mentioned that about that race on my blog Facebook page. That would be hard to deal with if you had already planned the weekend out 🙁 Not everyone can be flexible!

      Supinaters, unite!!!!

      Ha ha ha. How much? Remember how crazy I was in February with hitting 200? What happened to that Kim?! (the heat)

  3. EmilyJ says:

    When not running, I try to wear spaghetti strap tanks to even out my tan! Lol. I think you should definitely hire a body double, but would she be as fun to run with!? 😉

    SO close to 100 miles. It’s the only thing pushing me to run these next couple days. I can do it!!!

    I have no idea what I do when I run. Never really paid attention… Maybe you can tell me!

    Hoorah for fake meats! I’m glad you advertised it here 🙂

    • kilax says:

      Ahhh, good idea about the spaghetti tanks. I did notice your tan is not as ridic this am. Ha ha ha. The body double was to stand up in the wedding, my sis ASSUMED I meant running. MUAHAHHAAH.

      YES! You will get there!

      I can watch your feet and let you know your pronation style 🙂 Sometimes you can get hints by looking at the wear pattern on your shoes.

  4. Kandi says:

    I’ve never had a race rescheduled but I thought I was going to! When I ran the Wildwood half last summer it stormed horribly until about 5am! I thought for sure it was going to be flooded out or the storms would continue til race time. It had been cancelled the year before due to a hurricane so it wasn’t completely unheard of (I hadn’t registered for it that year).
    It’s totally cool to endorse your own company!
    I don’t know if I pronate or not but I *think* my feet land pretty evenly. I don’t want anyone to burst my bubble if this is not the case.
    I like hearing about your sister’s wedding!!
    I know I am a bit different around different people. I think it’s ok because I don’t want to make people uncomfortable if I’m too sarcastic or weird or something.

    • kilax says:

      Oh gosh! That would have been a bummer had it been canceled two years in a row!

      LOL! Why would that burst your bubble? Us under and over pronators get along just fine 😉

  5. kelsey says:

    Last thought-do a full post on it, very interesting.

    I was thinking that too over the weekend, how with different people I’m a different person almost…interesting how we adapt to other people

    • kilax says:

      I will try to write something up… at some point. It’s mostly just that I have to watch myself around certain people. Ha! It so hard! I just want to be all “Cat! I’m a Kitty CAT!” all the time.

  6. I am going to hit 100 miles, too! I think. At least that’s the plan. And since I start Veterans training soon, I’ll be in the 100-mile club for awhile.

    I can also tend to keep my real self a bit close if I’m afraid people don’t get me. But I am sarcastic as heck. And kind of nasty.

  7. abbi says:

    I’ll also admit that when I met you I didn’t realize Fake Meats was actually your business. I knew you mentioned it but didn’t really get the link! 🙂 I ran one race that was rescheduled…it was a 50K but was only delayed a week, still weird!

  8. I was just thinking about that last point during my run this morning. I was at an event with news cameras early this morning. A friend totally hammed it up and interviewed on camera and on radio and I hid. It got me thinking of the ways I act with different people in different situations. I can be a totally crazy person around my husband and sisters then I drastically mellow out the less and less I know a person.

  9. Erin says:

    That’s a bummer about the race! Will the other festivities still be going on?

    The only race I’ve had rescheduled is the 2010 Waterfall Glen Xtreme 10 Miler. And they only half-assed rescheduled it. I didn’t even bother to go. Race organizers must HATE having to reschedule something. Why not just try to find another location if they already know in advance that it needs to be changed? At least then you keep the same date, right?

    Why can’t your sis just find a racer back dress? 🙂

    I don’t know if I change my personality around people but I probably do. It’s hard for me to tell!

    • kilax says:

      Yeah, there is a fair, parade and fireworks. The 5K was in another town.

      Oh gosh! I forgot about the Xtreme 10 Miler reschedule. I bet they hate having to reschedule too… and really… there is nothing that says they have to!

      Hee hee. IKR?! Can you find some?

  10. Anne says:

    Oh, you consider that to be super sarcastic? 😉 I think I’m mostly the same in most settings, but I do tend to dial the sarcasm and humor down a little in some company. I’m happy that I can bring that out in you, and obvi your BIL sounds even cooler now.

  11. Meghan says:

    Ahh! That’s so exciting that your sister is getting married. Family weddings are the best! And I’ve never had a race rescheduled, but I can imagine it’s a total bummer. What are you going to do with your free time?

  12. Losinglindy says:

    I can’t wait to see the dress

  13. Beth says:

    I find all of the articles about running style and shoes really fascinating, too, especially since I’m currently in the business of selling running shoes. I am such a believer in SCIENCE instead of “Hey, this worked for me so it should work for everyone,” so it’s nice to read through new research on the subject. Good luck with your tan lines/body double! 😛

  14. Bean says:

    Some random comments to go with your random thoughts- I just got all caught up on several blog posts. One I hope your dad runs the race with you! I think it would be super fun to get family involved- lure them into the crazy. Two- love the medal and the outfits you all sported from the Women’s half. Three- I totally agree with your thoughts on product reviews. It gets tiring when every blog has a product review. I think I mentioned this before but I only mention stuff I use and stand behind. I really like Cliff shots- they are my energy source of choice I guess you could say but I only really like vanilla. Picky, picky. Hope you are having a great weekend!

    • kilax says:

      My dad did a run walk with me this am!!! So! I am hoping! 🙂

      Thanks, re: the outfits!

      Reviews ARE tiring! I want to hear what people are up to! Not what they are getting for free. LOL 🙂

      Hope you had a nice weekend 🙂

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