Running is like cleaning carpets and other pearls of wisdom.

Hey, hope your Monday is off to a great start! I started mine off by taking the dogs for a walk. No running for me today, I’m taking the day off. I ran 7 miles on Saturday and 5 on Sunday and both of those runs were good, but I don’t want to push myself. So, I’m sticking to my plan of at least 2 days off per week because a girl needs time to do her nails or sleep.

I wish I was running at 100% and I could sign up for a Halloween race….that will not be happening though…because well, that’s just stupid and I’m clearly not ready yet.

This weekend I spent some time cleaning my house. I’ve been so busy with work that my house has started to look like a college dorm room, and my carpets have been seriously neglected. So I decided to clean them.

Did you know that using the wrong equipment, such as the wrong solution or the wrong machine can damage your carpet much like wearing the wrong shoes or fueling improperly can damage your body.

And vacuuming consistently will help to keep your carpets fresh and clean and help them last longer just as running consistently helps you to build a strong base and gives you endurance to last longer. Spot cleaning any stains will help keep your carpet looking new and proper stretching and strengthening your trouble spots will help to prevent running injuries.

I think I’m on to something here…..

A deep clean once in a while is necessary to bring those carpets back to life and help them to endure years of foot traffic. A long run once a week will help you build your endurance and strength to tackle all those races you want to run. Over-cleaning or over-vacuuming can damage your carpets. Running too often can damage your body.

Holy housemaid! Cleaning your carpet is just like running!

I was pretty proud of this epiphany. So proud in fact, that I decided to try to relate the next chore to running as well…unfortunately washing dishes just didn’t work.

I couldn’t find one damn reason why over-washing your dishes would be bad for them.
However, I did find an article that said the stress of household chores can be bad for your heart….

what?Who knew?

Upon reading this, I decided I should refrain from any chores that give me stress for the good of my heart and I think you should too.

What did you do this weekend?

What’s the one chore you absolutely hate?