Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Running in peanut butter?? I don't even like peanut butter!

Last night I didn't go to run club.  I was in hermit mode as I like to call it.  I just wanted to stay home on a rainy day and read a book.  So that is what I did.  I am sure the fact that I go back to work on Thursday has something to do with my hermit ways.

Now I didn't just sit on the couch and do a bunch of nothing.  I did end up running 4 miles in my hood.  This weekend I have a 10 mile race, so I can't just sit around and read books all day. :)  I'm so frustrated with running.  I feel like it should be feeling easier, but it has been one big suck fest lately.  I feel like I am running through peanut butter. Ugh.  It wouldn't be bad if I liked peanut butter, but I can't stand the stuff.  I'd rather run through some nice cool ice cream. :)  Not sure I could get any slower than what I am running right now.  Well it has to get better eventually.  I am sure it didn't help taking a week off.  Today I have 7 miles on the calendar.  I was going to wake up early and run, but I looked and saw 100% humidity and thought better of it.  The humidity is supposed to leave this I will put the miles in later today/this evening.

Yesterday's run was a very humid one.  At the end of the run I was dripping in sweat.  I don't think there was a spot on me that wasn't covered in sweat.  Oh the joys of summer running.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Aunt Pam camp

So last week I ran zero miles. I had my niece Ali over for aunt Pam camp. This was her first time at aunt Pam camp and being away from home. She was a bit worried about being home sick, but I'm happy to report no home sickness for that girl. She has two other sisters so I think she enjoyed being an only child for a few days. 

Lego brixx was in town. 


We Found lots of different animals while walking. 

Is this what you should do on the fitness course?

Looking for fish and turtles. 

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Do I smell bacon?

This morning I woke up and did what a lot of runners do...look at the weather channel app to see the weather. Looks like it was raining and it looks like anytime this morning was a great morning for my long run. So I rolled over and went back to sleep for a bit. I'm not an early morning workout person. I wish I was but I like my sleep.  It the thing that I hate about summer have to get out to run early or face death. 

So I headed out the door at 8 am to get my long run in. I headed to the library to run the route that I ran last week. I now know where everyone runs...the neighborhood around the library. I didn't get the all if the miles in that I was hoping to but I had two more miles than last weekend. So I'm ok with my run. My run was so slow.  I wish I was a fast runner. I need more miles under my feet for those long runs not to really suck. But I'll take two more miles than last week. 

A bit sweaty, but considering it is the beginning of August I can't complain that it was low 70's at the end of my run. 

While I was running different neighborhoods I am suddenly overtaken by a yummy smell. Could it be bacon?  Yep definitely bacon. When that smell is drifting out to the road you should offer sweaty runners samples. A few streets down I start to smell cake or muffins. I'm not sure if this neighborhood is where all of the cooks and bakers live or if they were having a cook-off later but it was making me want to stop and have some breakfast. 

If I keep running this neighborhood maybe they will start to invite me over for breakfast. I guess that could be my motivation...make friends with the bacon and cake people. I could start saying hi and asking if the have had any good bacon lately. That way I can find out the bacon lovers of the neighborhood. 

Next up find out where's the bacon!