34 and 26.2 and the 60’s to the 70’s

I ran 34 miles last week y’all.  Of course that was spread out over 7 days but on average I’m running around 5 miles a day and let’s be honest, I’m loving it, especially when the weather is great as it was this weekend.

I’m pretty sure I look like this when the temps dip into the sixties,

happy runner

Unfortunately that weather didn’t last because this morning the temperature and dew points were back in the 70’s.  I managed to run 5 miles anyway, well sort of, I walked a little portion of it and it wasn’t pretty but I got it done.

smelly

It’s not me, it’s my sweat.  Can we please have the Fall weather back again?

Last Friday MacGyver and I went to a ton of community garage sales.  We didn’t buy a lot of things but we got a few good items.  And then when MacGyver went hunting on Saturday, I went to a thousand more.  Obviously I’m out of control but I got some good stuff.

On Sunday morning I watched the New York City Marathon.  I love Shalane Flanagan.  She’s just such a great competitor and so inspirational.  I loved how she fought so hard at the end and passed two other runners to go from fifth to third and win a spot on the podium.  It was epic.

shalane

It still gives me goosebumps.

Forbes had a great little article online which gave all kinds of interesting stats about the NYC Marathon.

forbes marathon statsClick on the image above if you want to read it.

I also saw this story online which I thought was definitely worth sharing.  It’s the true story of a woman who’s doctor actually told her she was too fat to run.  Seriously.

too fat to runShe proved him wrong and has since run several marathons including the NYC Marathon.  Click on the image to read it, you’ll enjoy the story.

How was your weekend?

Did you watch the NYC Marathon?

How is the weather where you live and is it affecting your running?

Tuesday tangents

By now y’all are probably sick and tired of hearing about my breathing issues, I know I am.  But here’s the thing, it’s hard for me to run and breath and yet I still manage to force out a ‘hello’ or ‘good morning’ to the very same people that I see every damn day on the neighborhood trail I run.

And what do I get in return?

Resting Bithc Face

That’s right, resting bitch face.  What the hell?  What’s so hard about a simple ‘hey’ or ‘good morning’ back?  How about you just nod for Christs sake?  So annoying.

Yesterday I was watching the morning news and the announcer was talking about Selma Blair, who was recently diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.  She then mentioned a few other actors who also have the disease.  She mentioned ‘Jack Osbourne’, ‘Montel Williams’, and ‘Britney Spears’ sister Jamie-Lynn Sigler.’

what the hell is she talking about

At first I thought she was going to say Jamie Lynn Spears but then she said Sigler and I’m all like, ‘Damn lady, did you never watch the Sopranos?’  And the worst part was she said it like 5 times throughout the news cast and no one ever corrected her.  I was seriously mortified.

Have you gotten your lottery tickets?  I bought four.  Two for Mega Millions and two for Powerball.  I’m almost embarrassed to tell you that I had to call my mom and my sister to find out what the multiplier is.  I said almost.  I’ve played it for the past week or so and so far I believe I’ve gotten one number so obviously, I’m going to win.

Okay, it’s time for you to go off on a tangent, what’s irking you?

29 Miles, Fall is here and new tshirts

Can we talk about this for a second?

Todays weatherFALL HAS ARRIVED IN FLORIDA, for a few days anyway.

forecast

And then it goes away for a few days and then it comes back again, welcome to Florida.

I ran 29 miles last week y’all, TWENTY NINE, do you know how big that is for me?  Well, let me tell you, it was huge.  I didn’t really have any long runs per se but I did manage to run 5 miles for a few days in a row so maybe, just maybe, I’m getting a little better.

training

I don’t want to get too excited about it though because the truth is it’s much easier for me to run, and breath in general, when the temperatures are lower and the humidity is manageable.

Over the weekend MacGyver went hunting on Saturday.  I knew he would be gone all day so I was really excited to get a ton of stuff done around the house.  Normally we go to the other house or our cabin or we have things planned so I was really looking forward to accomplishing some things around here.

Except I didn’t.

I mean, I got up early and I ran and then I went to a few garage sales but let’s face it, garage sales suck when your by yourself.  So I went back home and for most of the day I sat on the sofa curled up with the dogs.  I want to say that on Sunday I got the to do list done but actually, I repeated Saturday almost to a T.  The main difference being MacGyver joined me.

I ordered a few t shirts this morning and then pinned them to my pinterest board.

grammer shirt

Cool t shirt

That second shirt is so accurate for me right now.  Twice in the last few weeks I’ve been on the phone while driving in my car and totally forgot how to get to where I was going.  For real.  The first time I was going to the Dollar Gentral and I swear I’ve driven by it a thousand times and shopped in there at least 20 and I couldn’t remember how to get there.  What’s worse, is that it’s literally 1.5 miles and 2 turns from my house.  Scary crazy.  Hopefully it was just a side effect of having a shit ton of stuff to do.

I did find something cool this weekend.

snake shed

Can you tell what it is?

It’s another snake shed!  Yes, I realize I said another.  I’m that girl that likes finding cool stuff like snake sheds and baby turtles and cool bugs in my backyard.  Except spiders.  Fuck spiders.

How was your weekend?

Did you do anything fun?  Did you run?