Monday, July 29, 2013

FVM BQ or BUST Week 6

6 weeks down, 8 to go! Time sure flies when you're having a blast!

This week also posed the biggest challenge with training so far since I was in Las Vegas from Thursday-Sunday night. Needless to say I got my key workouts done before wheels up Thursday afternoon.

It's really not all the fabulous...Really.

Monday easy 5

Tuesday REST!

Wednesday 6 mile tempo @ 7:40-7:35/mile. Total 8 miles

Thursday 16 miles, easy my shin started being funky so I took an easier pace than normal. My shin gets wonky if I run too many days in a row at a high intensity. Between last Sundays rock n roll Chicago and the key workout, my shin wasn't happy and it was just a bad idea to attempt this run especially immediately after a hard tempo.

The bonus to this day was getting upgraded to 1st class (thank you L!) I had a lot of leg room and of course several glasses of red wine. The downside: L didnt get upgraded at the last minute and had to sit with the rest of the herd. Boo!

Friday REST

Friday was a nice day of relaxing by the pool with cold drinks in hand.

Running outside in Vegas is not fun. Take my word for it.

Saturday Easy 5
Running on the Las Vegas strip is like training for the Amazing Race. Must run through casinos, construction areas, drunk people and clueless tourists. Yeah. Fun.

Sunday Unintentional rest day
I was supposed to do an easy 8, but between all the food and drinks and celebrating my L's birthday, waking up early to get this run done didnt happen. And for this one time, I'm ok with it. Running in Vegas is challenging. Unless you have a gym, the strip is just a sh*tshow at all hours of the day. I'm going to California next month and can't wait to go run on the path I used to frequent.

Updates n Stuff

I'm keeping a journal of all the unprocessed things I consume this current week.Which is everything I'm consuming this week. No processed sh*t here for 7 days. Sorry gummy bears, I'll eat the rest of you soon enough... I won't take photos of the meals because it's boring to see a post with 5 photos of oatmeal or Nutella covered bread or a blurry photo of a sandwich.


While in Vegas L and I went to the Hofbrauhaus 2 times!! I freaking love that place- the cold German beer and delicious German food PLUS the live entertainment make this place my fav. Also, the lack of douche bags and women dressed like cheap hookers contributes to the fun atmosphere.

Yay for routine!

While eating at Bouchon Bakery, Hofbrau, and Nobu are all fantastically delicious, I'm happy to be home and back to my regular scheduled programming.

Vegas was fun, but im realizing I'm too "old" for it. I'm not into getting f$cked up at a club or dressing like a tacky street walker (yes ladies, you all look tacky and cheap with your stripper shoes and dresses so short if you sneeze your vajayjay might fall out)

Meh. I'll never understand why people cheapen themselves like that. But realistically it's not the way these people dress that rubs me the wrong way, it's the sense of entitlement and acting like assholes which bothers me more. Have respect for others and don't forget about your self too!

But I'll probably be back again next July to celebrate L's birthday only because it falls on the same week of a conference he helps out at each year. Until next time...

55 days to go until FVM!!!

- xaar


  1. I couldn't agree more with your take on Vegas. I love the food, but I don't gamble and I hate clubbing. I tried to run the last time I was there, too, and it was a nightmare on the strip!

  2. My dress ALWAYS stays on when I go on the strip. Amateurs!

    Glad you were able to fit in some runs there!Do PRs that happen in vegas, stay in vegas?

  3. Haha. I loved your take on Vegas and couldn't agree with you more. Glad I am not the only one who doesn't understand why people dress like hoes and get trashed every night. That is not my idea of fun!

  4. I've never been to Vegas, and honestly have no desire to go! The food does sound amazing though! I wish I could say "can't wait to see you BQ" but you'll cross the line a good hour or two before me, LOL! How about a congrats BQ hug once I cross! Can't wait! You will rock it!

  5. Hey! Wandered over here from Chicago Running Bloggers site. Great take on Vegas, and I'm impressed that you managed 5 miles on the strip. I only made it about 2 miles the last time I was there before I got sick of running around tourists, up and down bridges, and through casinos. Some guy even yelled at me - "girrrrrrrrl, your butt be jiggling!" I'm still trying to figure out if that's a compliment or not...

  6. Nothing wrong with an unintentional rest day when the alternative is what sounds like a very annoying experience. Still looks like a pretty reasonable training week when you add Vegas to the mix.

  7. Wow, hard to believe you're already almost halfway through your training!

    I've never actually been to Vegas, and you've pretty much outlined why - even when I wasn't too old for that, I felt like I was too old for it :) Um, I also hate clubs and don't have the money to gamble so... yeah, not much going on there for me. Hofbrauhaus is totally where I'd hang out.

  8. I've never been to Vegas, and I'm not sure if I want to. I think it would really depend on who I was going with. Or if I was going for a conference or something. I have a feeling that's probably the only way I'd go.

  9. LOL, I love your description of Vegas. Because I know people who talk it up and love it and go all the time and I just think it wouldn't be for me. Too crowded. Too much entitlement. Too much skin. HA!

    I am excited to hear about running in CA! :)

    And hope the next few weeks allow you to spread out your training more to keep those shins happy.

    Ha ha ha! I want to see your nutella! LOL!