Saturday, November 19, 2005

The martini cleanse

Kenza was invited to an impromptu sleepover last night. This means Susan and Michael get impromptu date night. A glass of wine leads to one martini, two martinis, and three - while a really smooth gin can turn good sex into great sex - its magical power has an unfortunate adverse effect on running.

Between 4AM and 5AM Susan tried a new cleanse: the martini cleanse. AKA the involuntary cleanse. Half a gallon of water, 2 cups of coffee and a handful of ibuprofen later; Hangover Susan and Introspective Susan have a conversation and decide that an unscheduled, impromptu run might just redeem Runner Susan. 5.168 miles later Susan returns home. Pace 9:56 per mile. Acceptable, yes - redeeming, not so much.

15 Comments:

Blogger TryAthlete said...

Ah. I see Susan is still not Susan, she who refers to herself in the third person.

3:26 PM  
Blogger Hilda said...

A run with a hang over... well I prefer not to try it, I've done it but not since a long long time.
Still I think that definitely helped you to acelerate the recovery on the martini's session.

4:11 PM  
Blogger E-Speed said...

Funny how alcohol seems to make certain areas of life seem more exciting, then reality of your morning run sets in :)

I drank WAY too much the past week. I am in need of a serious detox.

4:31 PM  
Blogger ~The Modern Tragedy said...

I tried running a few weeks ago with a hangover... that was a no no

5:32 PM  
Blogger Jennifer P said...

Instead of martinis we were in to the wine last night. Fully agree with you on all parts. I skipped my masters swim this morning but redeemed by self at tri practice. What a day to go though -- we did a 20 minute time trial. Yuck.

6:06 PM  
Blogger Julie B said...

I just can not imagine running with a hangover. Man, I had a hard time getting up to change the channel from the couch when I used to drink. I couldn't do much of anything. I didn't begin running until after I quit drinking. Good effort.

6:30 PM  
Blogger David said...

Frankly my dear, that is commendable. You managed to do all of my favorite things in less than twelve hours and probably are way better for it. I think the gallon of water was the redeeming element in keeping you alive today. Keep drinking.

7:01 PM  
Blogger Tammy said...

Very redeeming indeed. You beat my fastest pace, WITH a hangover. As for the "alcohol & sex" thing... I find the 2nd is much better without the 1st. No deadening of the nervous system :) - not that I'd know anything about that lately. Hmmfph!

7:37 PM  
Blogger CJ said...

Well done on convincing Runner Susan to get out. I think in my case Runner CJ would have just pulled the doona over her head and ignored the other CJs! I have run with a hangover but its not pretty.

12:10 AM  
Blogger Thomas said...

After running over 5 miles with a hangover, I'd say you are completely redeemed, and you've just earned my total respect. That's probably more impressive than a 6:00 pace.

3:02 AM  
Blogger BuckeyeRunner said...

Redemption is yours. ESPECIALLY after a martini hangover!! Martinis, for some reason, can KNOCK me on my ass!! You are one tough mama!

6:49 AM  
Blogger Mia said...

Oh dear...that's impressive. 5+ miles with a hangover. 3 beers is enough to put the whammy on me lately.

12:01 PM  
Blogger Rae said...

HA! You should email your cleansing routine to some of the gurus who write the running books!!

6:24 PM  
Blogger Danny said...

doing all the right things there... "hydrating", "crosstraining" and running!

6:31 PM  
Blogger Bolder said...

lemme get this straight: you had a glass of wine, 3 martinis, sex, and knocked off under 10 minute miles for 5 miles at 4am...

ok, i'm gonna do that damn cleansing...

8:57 PM  

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