Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Brenna's been going to the dentist a lot lately so we've been talking about flossing and stuff. I absolutely DESPISE flossing. One day after we had been discussing flossing (and bren had shown me proper hand positioning/wrapping technique) I went home to cut coupons and found a sample of the new Crest Glide Deep Clean floss.

My first enjoyable flossing experience ever! The floss was wonderful, not at all stringy and waxy like normal floss, but really wide and smooth and so ever minty. That, mixed with better floss handling technique so I don't cut off all the circulation with my fingers, made so much of a difference. I have now been flossing almost every day.

I haven't been to the dentist in like 10 years, but maybe I'll go soon. Hopefully, I won't have too many cavities and they will be ever impressed by my plaque-free mouth.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

its over.

i finished. in the top third of my age division. i ran 3:57:35. my goal was 4 hours. i will never run a marathon again.

it was pretty brutal. i stopped to use the porta-potty once just so I could sit down for a few seconds. My stomach hurt a lot during the race and I felt like I was going so slow. i threw up massive amounts of gatorade near the end (even though I only drank water during the whole course). I threw up a mile from the finish line and i actually threw up a few feet from the finish line and threw up a foot after the finish line. the last 3 miles were the worst. Luckily, I had jared, my mom and brenna there to help me get through it. I'm glad I did it but i don't think I ever want to do it again.

it hurts to move. so much.