This mornings run… was awkward!

Hey from Venice!

Casey Key
Remember when I said I’ve been having a lot of migraines recently and getting injured without knowing how, or even knowing that I was injured in the first place? Yeah, well, I’m seeing my doctor here in Venice today just to make sure everything is okay. I’m sure it is but you can never be too careful even if you’re a 37 year old real housewife.

But before I head off to the doctor’s office I thought I would share with a little tidbit about my run this morning.

I headed out around 7am but it was already ridiculously humid. As I ran down the path I noticed some overgrown bushes hanging over the trail. I saw the wet morning dew beading on the bushes and I decided to run through them in the hopes I’d get some water on me and cool myself down.

It was a good idea except for the little black gnat-like bugs that ended up pasted to my skin and clothes, and they were not about to come off without a shower, so I just decided to finish my run.  When I came upon the trail head closest to my house there was a man and two ladies sitting on the bench having morning coffee.

The lady looked up and said, “It looks like you got attacked by some bugs.”

After thinking about it for probably a bit too long I said, “Yes, and I’m gnat happy.”

And then the man began to speak in what was the most crystal clear Peter Griffen, straight outta Boston voice I have ever heard, and he said, “Why? Did you fall down?”

I said, “NO, I said I’m gnat happy, gnat

He said, “I know, did you fall?”

I said, “No, I said gnat, g, n, a, t, get it?”

And he said, “Oh I got it a long time ago, it’s just gnat funny.”

“Oh, everybody’s a comedian,” I said.

And without missing a beat the man said, “Well, everybody but you.”

And then I laughed a little forced laugh and ran my awkward ass back home.

Have a great Friday y’all!

Oh You’re a Model? Who’s your Agency?

Happy Friday everybody. I got my long run in this morning. 13.2 miles around my neighborhood. The mission was 1 – 1.5 minutes per mile less than goal marathon pace. I managed to average 10:21 per minute. Not bad considering the wind was blowing pretty hard with gust at 15-20 miles. The goal was also 15 miles but I had to cut it a bit short, no biggie, sh*t happens right?

The last mile this song came on and it just cracked me up.



I was going to take a selfie after my long run but then I decided not to. Mainly because a lot of my neighbors were out and some of them may have seen me take a running selfie, or four, in the past. I’m pretty sure they already think I’m a little self involved. There probably thinking this:

Oh you model?

I deliberately kept my runs on the slower side this week. If you’ve read my post on slowing down to get faster then you know why. Anyway, its been somewhat of a challenge to keep a slower pace for a few reasons but mainly it’s been mental. I just keep telling myself that it will pay off in the end and I’m sure it will….

running slower

I may run slower than a lot of other runners but I did find something that I think I could medal in. In fact, if this were an olympic sport, I’m pretty sure I would own it…

marathon ocd

Right? With my OCD and my love of running, can you imagine? I’d rack up more gold medals for the good old USA than you could imagine. It would be amazing.

And now, because it’s Friday, I’ve got a few funnies for you. Some running related, some not but just plain funny, enjoy!

Walking 5 miles

running a marathon

Miley Cyrus Chicken Butt

Briatneys Party

Y’all have an awesome Friday!

Are you doing anything fun this weekend?

Do you have a long run planned?

Are you racing?