The day before my Holiday Half Marathon…

Happy Saturday,

Hope your weekend is going well. I ran 5 miles around the neighborhood this morning. It was a nice run until mile 4 and a half and that’s when this little chihuahua came running toward me and tried to downsize my ankle. He wasn’t successful but I decided to play it safe and cut my run short at mile 5. Besides, I’m running a half marathon tomorrow, probably in the rain, better rest up.

And get my compression on in my favorite socks, #procompression. If you havent tried compression socks, I highly recommend these, they are boss, period.

ProCompression Socks

After compressing for a bit, I somehow convinced the kid that he should go Christmas shopping with me. Nothing like hanging out with your Mother, especially when your in your 20’s! As you can imagine he was less than thrilled but he said he would go as long as I didn’t embarass him or walk anywhere near him. And off we went.

Shopping with the kid

Shopping was exhausting. I’d rather go running or go to the gym. And I mean that. I love to shop but this is not the time or year to do it. Unless you shop online and in that case, have at it. I might have done that this afternoon…maybe.

Remember last Saturday when I introduced you to Saturday Runner Shaming? Well, I’ve decided that I’d like to make Saturday Runner Shaming a monthly feature. Once a month, I’ll post some pics that I have taken and some that readers have submitted.

Since I do have a couple of pics ready, I thought I’d go ahead and do the feature today and then again next month. But, I’m relying on you to send me more pics. So get on it and send me some Runner Shaming Pictures. Send them to upandhumming (at) gmail (dot com)

And here it is, Saturday Runner Shaming

Even if I had a tissue, it would probably be wet…..

Using my sleeve as a snot rag

I tried to make a badass face but my badass face = idiot.

This pic was submitted by Fawn, be sure to check out her blog.

Allright, that’s it for me. I gotta go get ready for my half-marathon tomorrow, I’ve got a night before routine that I pretty much live by, and also, I’ve got a case of the nerves!

How do you get prepared for races? Do you get nervous?

Have you run a holiday themed race this season or are you going to?

A runners Saturday Shaming, Sunscreen and lights.

Happy Saturday! I hope your weekend is going well.

I got up and ran 10 miles this morning. The plan was 15, unfortunately, I had a little allergy problem last night and had to take some medication. It waisted me. I was so tired this morning, I barely got out of bed but I managed to get 10 miles in, take the dogs on a 1 mile walk, and put up almost all of my Christmas lights before me and hank did this:

Mommy and Hank in the Hammock

Putting up the Christmas decorations also wore me out and I forgot to wear sunscreen and since it’s in the mid 80’s here today, I got a little fried. Sunscreen in December, who knew?

Here are some of my favorite decorations, RudyMingo, The ReinMingos and SantaMingo. And we also have a rather large assortment of deer, like 30 of them, seriously.

The Mingos

the Deer

The Christmas Tree

Today when I was running I was thinking about how weird I am, you can read how weird in this post here, and I thought instead of posting blog articles on my weirdness every now and then, why not have one day a week to show you with some good ole fashioned shaming photos. So without further adieu, I present to you:

Saturday Shaming:

Belly Pooch Shaming

Stinky Runner Feet

Runner Shaming

I’d like to turn Saturday Shaming into a community event, so I challenge you to take a picture holding your shaming sign and email it to me at upandhumming (at) gmail (dot) com, and every Saturday, I’ll post all of your photos along with mine. So come on, send me those pictures! And remember, this is just lighthearted fun! So don’t get your knickers in a wad, mmmmkay?

What’s the weirdest thing you did today?