Tuesday, September 11, 2012

What's Up, World?

Hello out there! I'm alive :D

I figured I'd enjoy my summer, and now that it's "back to business," I've decided to get back to blogging. I flirted with the idea of starting a second blog this summer (cartoons of my yoga conversations with Allen Ginsberg), and still might, but this one's my baby and needs some TLC.

So, did you enjoy your summer? Guess what I started doing!

I'VE BEEN RUNNING! Check out some photos from races I participated in over the summer:

{at home after the Ballet 5k in June}

{my very first race ever! River Run 2-mile}

{getting ready to cross the finish line--yay tomato face!}

{Run for the Red 5k--106 degrees and running into the sun.
this is before I lost all will to live, haha!}

{cheesin' it for the camera before the Run for the Red 5k started}

{yay Glow Run 5k! most fun race ever. this is my team. 
the hubs made that face all night photo-bombing.}

Coming up in October is my very first half marathon (yipes!!!!!). I was going to run the Prairie Fire 5k but splurged on the Half Marathon (you know, if there are going to be people walking that distance, I can try running it!). 

Here are some things I've learned since I started running regularly this past March:

-Blisters come back with a vengeance. I ended up getting fitted for shoes after the Ballet 5k race. Right after the race, I couldn't walk without grimacing due to a blister on my right foot. LOVE my Brooks Ghost 5's.

-No matter what I do to prepare to run in the morning before work, I absolutely CANNOT wake up to go running. It's not just mental; sometimes I go to bed early enough but am still SOOOO tired when it's time to wake up. Blarg.

-I really need a Garmin or some other GPS run tracker. Having to Google Map runs beforehand really takes the fun and spontaneity out of it.

-Running books and magazines are totes addictive. And websites! Plus, I just "discovered" running blogs (*insert angelic singing*). 

-A good sports bra is as difficult to come by as water in the desert. For reals. 

-My 5-year old mp3 player likes to overheat during hot runs, and it takes a little while to come back to life. Might be time to upgrade soon.

-I still don't understand some running lingo--fartleks, tempo runs, running at your 5k pace, etc. But I'm certainly looking into understanding them! Sometimes you just want to go running, though.

-I really, REALLY like running and totally get why runners love it so much.


1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad you're back! Congrats on your running! I started running (and got up to two miles), but then decided to stop in order to have a herniated disc. You know, for the fun of it.