Well, a Good Afternoon to you guys and an Ouchy Wah Wah to the heat in Hampton Roads!! Yikes!! I think I melted some this morning on my 11 mile run!! It was absolutely disgusting!! So disgusting in fact that I had to make an urgent u-turn midway through my run. I seriously thought I was going to turn into a melty ice cream sandwich!! Oooohh, yum, that sounds good, though, doesn’t it??! Anyways, talk about pulling over at a gas station and…um…not being a car/truck???? Yeah, I pulled my booty over when I spotted the gas station and pumped some well water on myself!! #WaitYourTurnTrucksMommaNeedsToCoolOff!!! Watch out now, too because when I’m hot and exhausted, and especially when I beep my horn (a.k.a. yell at myself for being sooo ditzy), this girl is coming through!! Hehe!!
Hi, my name is Silliness and I LOVE (I mean LOVE) running places without taking ANY fluids with me what-SO-ever!! Like I actually thought I’d jollily run to Target and back without any water????? Nope, didn’t work out so well for me!! Oh and the whole running to Target thing…DON’T ASK!! Haha!!
Have you ever watched that 90’s show, Baby-sitters Club???? If not, don’t worry…I’ll explain!! One of the baby-sitters, Kristy, ALWAYS has these brilliant, BRILLIANT ideas that she thinks will go off without a hitch, but when it comes time for these “brilliant” plans to be executed, they usually explode in her face…yep, that’s ME!! I admit, my creativity gets the best of me sometimes! I end up venturing off like Winnie, the pooh with my heart in my head, daydreaming about these fabulous plans, but my head winds up…well, I’m not quite sure where my head ends up in this whole twisted equation, but I can assure you, it’s not where I thought it’d be!!
Why Target???? Funny story here. I thought it would be a fabulous idea to actually run to an actual destination (like Target) where:
#1- My run wouldn’t feel soooooo loooooong…where:
#2- Cars would keep my mind off of my sore legs (double speed workouts last week)…where:
#3- It would be a flat, sidewalk run…
HA, I found NONE of these things to be true and honestly, I didn’t even make it to Target!! (Insert werewolf growl) I think by mile 8, I would have rather been bitten by 2 werewolves and a vampire (think Twilight…the cute ones) than finish my run!! Well, let me put it to you this way, I wasn’t bitten by anything (there went my chance to live forever), BUT I did finish my 11 mile run!! Ohhh boy!! What a sweaty (I mean sparkly) run THAT was!!
I have to say, this summer has been filled with lots of sweat (I mean, sparkles) and running, buuuut NOT as much swimming as I would have liked. Usually during summers, I do the exact opposite (swim more, run less), which is kinda weird, but I guess when you’re training for an October half marathon (Crawlin’ Crab Half Marathon October 5th) and so desperately want to PR, you gotta prioritize. I have also come to the realization THAT I don’t have to swim, run, blah, blah, blah, aaaand blah ALL at the same time to feel successful. Let’s face it, I have no intention of doing a triathlon anytime soon, so I’m off the bike (for now) and prioritizing (getting my runs done first and then swimming IF there’s energy to spare).
I still yoga lots (and am SO excited about teacher training in October)!! Yoga is my happy place!! Speaking of happy places, my homemade kale chips are about to enter their happy place (a.k.a. the dehydrator)!! I’ve been cooking so much lately, too and seriously, it’s been a blast!! I’ve been eating green, bean, and mean lately!! Woohoo!! More to come!!
Have a fabulous day everyone,