Burrowing my way to happiness …

I sleep with four blankets on my bed. Sometimes more. Some people would think they were being crushed to death or suffocated under the weight of all of it. Not me, I think it’s wonderful! As I laid in my bed at undead hours I decided I did not want to get up today. Nope. I even woke up before my alarm! But I came to the conclusion that my run and yoga could easily be pushed back until after I got everyone where they needed to be. Warmth and coziness seemed to prevail in importance over contorted poses and another cold tour through my neighborhood. Oh yeah, trust me it was the WAY better option. HA! I could feel the heaviness of my blankets this morning, but it wasn’t enough. I had to dig deeper into that bed of mine. I had to settle in completed immersed under all the dark, hot fluffiness. Ahhhhh.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you burrow your way to happiness!!!

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Technical difficulties …

I don’t always need to listen to music when I run but some days it’s a necessity to get through them. Music helps me “get lost” in my footsteps. Luckily this morning I didn’t need music because what I ended up with was a bunch of echos coming through my earbuds. It was super weird sounding! It was my music just in an echo version. Whoa. I’m not even sure what to blame for the issue either. My running app? My almost year old donut earbuds? Or perhaps it’s just my crazy phone, Sergio (of course, I named him), acting up again. Whatever it is, I probably should to get to the bottom of it before I actually NEED the music to run again.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you don’t have any technical difficulties!!!

Still cold …

Last week when I left for my walks and runs in the morning it was cold. It was in the mid to high 40s, which is pretty cold for us Southern Californians. I admit, I get cold VERY easily. I joke with my family that I spend most of my day avoiding getting cold. But it’s TRUE! I always bring a sweater with me, even in the middle of summer. And trust me, my family teases me all the time about it. So needless to say I am used to bundling up for a run. And last week was no different. But I have no idea what the heck I was thinking this morning. When I checked the weather at 5:15 and it was 50 degrees. Only about 4 degrees warmer than it was last week. FOUR. But for some reason I thought wearing significantly less clothing than last week would be a good idea. For the record, it wasn’t! And I’m still paying for it. No joke. Ugh.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you haven’t been cold ALL DAY LONG!!!

Run your little heart out …

Today is Reese’s school Jog-a-Thon and she was SO EXCITED this morning. My little peanut loves to run. Which of course makes me incredibly happy. We haven’t done any formal training yet but when I see her run she has THAT look. To call it “freedom” is an understatement. To call it “joyful” doesn’t seem like nearly enough. It’s just so much more. I bought Reese new running shoes yesterday and this morning before we put them on her she stood next to them and started running in place. I totally GOT it. Yup, running. When it has you, you know it … and it feels incredible.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you run your little heart out!!!

Finding Waldo and me …

Typically I keep the location setting on my cell phone turned off. I turn it on only when I need it for something. One of those things is running. I need it to track my miles. Usually I remember to turn the setting on before I go into my running app. Today, apparently I didn’t. And I was clueless. Instead of loading my street map it loaded a map of Canada, the US and Mexico. I had never seen this before and because I didn’t realize my location services were off, I stood there looking at my phone waiting for it to find me. It didn’t happen. I was at a loss. It must have been way to early to run (or think) because I couldn’t figure out why it wasn’t zooming in on me or identifying me with something. A star. A dot. Something! Nope. Nothing. WHERE WAS I?!?? As I waited patiently (and a little panic-y) to be located I must have come to a higher level of awareness. OH, MY PRIVACY SETTING MUST BE OFF. Needless to say, I turned it on and found myself.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you feel like Waldo!!!

Spit and sweat …

My body has had some pretty horrific reactions to running. I know. Yet, I keep on doing it. It’s definitely a love/hate relationship that only runners truly understand. I’ll be honest, most days I’m out there because I’m curious to see just how far I can push myself without actually dying. HA! Some runs are definitely easier than others. And for some reason distance or pace doesn’t seem to have anything to do with it. I can run the same distance at the same pace 10 different times and I will not feel the same way every time. Nor will my body react the same way. Some days I feel fantastic, others I feel like I’m going to collapse. It honestly makes no sense. I ran 5 miles this morning, like I have many, many times before, but OH LORDY! It was horrible! My body wanted no part of it. And I was just gross.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you don’t spit and sweat!!!