Tuesday, December 11, 2012

A whole lot of CRAZY

Running is for the insane. I'm serious. It brings out the loco in me. When I am stuck on the treadmill during my weekday runs, I catch myself having full on conversations...with me. Please tell me I am not the only one.

Last week was one of the craziest and most stressful work weeks of all time, so I was a terrible awful person and slacked off running...bad. And when I don't run, and I'm not alone with my thoughts for an hour a day on the treadmill I become really boring and have nothing to talk about-hence, my absence. But I'm back and I'm ready to talk. So listen up to the random rant that is to follow:

After looking at my race pictures, I decided my arms were cause for serious concern, sooooo I bought weights. And they are heavy. Okay, they are ten pounds. But Y'ALL THAT IS HEAVY. Last night I struggled with carrying both weights upstairs in one hand and my holiday Oreos in the other. You may now be starting to understand the root of the problem...


I finally went to the running store. I knew that I was going to be getting a great pair of running shoes around Christmas time, so I'd been purposely putting it off. But this weekend Taylor and I headed over to Bear Creek Running Company in Keller just to mosey around and get fitted for a good pair of shoes that wouldn't make my feet bleed. YAYs all around.

The lovely man chatted with us about running, racing, and all the good stuff that I can talk forever about. I got fitted and figured out that I have a pretty neutral running gait which is a good thing and I tried on about a half dozen pairs of amazing shoes and picked out a GREAT pair that Taylor bought me! I know he's sweet. Except he is a tease and won't let me have them until Christmas day. But they are soooooooooooo light and fabulous and adorable and I am counting down the days until I get to run in them. Something tells me this will be cause for a Christmas day run...

Mizuno Wave Precision 12
 I am also now obsessed with the following and expect you all to buy them for me for Christmas:

Are you sensing a pattern with the pink? Running obviously brings out the hyper-girly in me.

The last few days have been exceptionally cold. I mean the type of cold that requires me to sit in my car for ten minutes waiting for the frost to melt off my windshield. Really annoying, but it was probably about time for the winter-like weather to make a guest appearance, seeing as it was 75+ degrees all last week. So today I hopped on the cold weather train and put on my jacket, scarf, and my tights...and this is how it turned out:

So now I'm bitter that I have to buy new $5 tights and I'm ready for summer again.

I keep having this trend at the gym where I physically run into the other gym-going people. I'm talking full-on collision of sweat and shoelaces what not. It has happened the last two nights and I'm concerned that if it happens again they'll revoke my membership due to the fact that I'm a clumsy moron. Hopefully I'm wrong. Fingers crossed.

Also, they write cool stuff on the chalkboard wall at my precious little gym and I'm obsessed with this. It makes me giggle every time.

Today's run was a good, slow five miler. I'm trying to gently work back up to where I was pre-10k. So this is what the schedule looks like this week:

Monday: 4 miles ('mill run)
Tuesday: 5 miles ('mill run)
Wednesday: 3 miles (Elliptical)/Arms
Thursday: 6 miles ('mill run)
Friday: Elliptical/Arms
Saturday: 7 miles (trail run!)
Sunday: REST :)

Only 14 days until Christmas!



1 comment:

  1. I am so excited for the holidays!I love that quote and it's so true!



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