My happy place is anywhere I can run

Yesterday I went to the doctor for a follow up visit.  I’m not going to go into all of the details but I thought I would tell you about my neck and my arm and hand.  It’s still jacked up.  The steroids did absolutely nothing for me.

Nothing

When the doctor asked me if they helped I said, ‘no, not at all and I still wake up several times a night with a burning and tingling pain.’  She just went on to the next subject at which point I had to interrupt her and ask what the next step was in helping me fix the pinched nerve in my neck and alleviating the pain.  After some, let’s call it opinionated diatribe so I won’t come off as an angry bitch, she wrote me a script to see a physical therapist.

I win

Unfortunately, the sports therapist cannot fit me in until Halloween but I’m okay with that because it gives me something to look forward to.

Oh, and also, I’m running again.

crazy runningr

And I’m testing out my new shoes from Mizuno!

new shoes

And if that isn’t enough to be excited about, holy Fall batman, check out our weather.

fall weather

That’s really all I need, great shoes, great weather and a run every day.

How about you?  What makes you happy?

My best tip for running in fall weather

I finally feel like my running is getting back on track. I’ve heard people say that fall PR’s are built on summer sweat and I really hope that’s true because I sweated my ass off this summer. I ran a lot less but I feel like I perspired much more than I normally do.

sweating like crazy

I hope you’re right miss housewife who’s name I do not know.

I don’t know about you but once the temp goes above 75 and it gets humid, I’m toast. I still run but it’s uncomfortable as all hell. And it seems like it gets worse every year. I mean, I live in Florida so I expect it to be hot and humid but the older I get, the worse it gets. But obviously I love to run because I keep doing it.

Exactly, that's exactly how it feels.

Exactly, that’s exactly accurate.

That’s why when I got up to run on Monday morning and realized it was 69 degrees, I cried little tears of joy. Do you wanna know my number one tip for running in fall weather? Ask someone who lives somewhere that actually has fall. Because the honest truth is we don’t really have a fall and when it gets cool here I lose all sense of reason and just run like a crazy person.

crazy running

It’s cool outside, It’s cool outside, did you hear me? IT’S COOL OUTSIDE!!! Runnnnnnnnnnnnnn

On Monday I had 5 miles on my schedule and I nailed it. The plan was to run 5 miles at around a 9:50 pace. My splits were 9:53, 9:49, 9:54, 9:54 and 9:49. I wanted to run all out and kill it but I stuck to the plan and I was pretty proud of myself.

After I got home I didn’t really feel like sitting on the sofa, or at the table, and working on the computer but I still had to work so I decided to move it outdoors to the lanai.

lanai

Hank is never far from mommy.

Not a bad place to work, right?

Last night I spent some time looking at races that I’d like to run in the next 4 months. I plan on making the final choices this week. I’m not completely sure which ones I want to run in October and December but I am running the 10K Turkey Trot in November and a ‘big’ one in January….how’s that for suspense?

So, I’m really curious to know, tell me what your weather is like right now.

Is it cool where you are?  Yep, still cool here…83 will be the high today.
Do you prefer running in hot or cold weather? cool, definitely cool!
Would you rather run in snow or 80 degrees with high humidity?  I’ll take snow, seriously, but I reserve the right to change my mind…