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I'll never be the runner I want to be, if I don't go out and run!

I had sort of a "duh" moment this evening when this thought occured to me as I arrived at home after work, struggling with not wanting to run. What a concept!

So I went out and ran 3.4 miles. It was 92 degrees, I was hot and thirsty and not prepared and spent the majority of the run breathing hard through a lower abdomen side stitch sort of pain. But I ran. And I enjoyed it!

I got five miles last night. My calves were still hurting from last week's Grand Canyon run. Last night's run was gorgeous: completely overcast, slight sprinkles, cool breezes. I didn't realize I had left my iPod shuffle on, draining the batteries, until I put it on. So I went old-school, sans music. I enjoyed the feeling of my body moving through space, floating over the grass and dirt and asphalt of my neighborhood. And the Pei Wei dinner afterward was fanTAStic!

I finally got to talk to Ash today. He'll be home early - he should be home tomorrow night! I've missed my baby boy.

PS I was tagged by e-rod to list six weird things about me.

Here goes:
1. I don't wear make-up (and I spent years not shaving my legs - at least the hair was blond so you couldn't really see it - and then a couple years not even shaving my armpits. I also went sans bra, and tried to fashion my hair into dreds. The dreds didn't really work. Yes, I was a neo-hippy. But without the requisite trust fund. Like the dreds, didn't work real well.) (Does that count as more than one weird thing?)

2. Comfort dominates my life choices. I won't wear clothes, shoes or jewelry that is uncomfortable. I don't care how cute it is, if it hurts or even irritates me, I won't wear it!

3. I bite my nails and refuse to stop.

4. I am a staunch feminist, yet I love romance novels (although I refuse to read "bodice-rippers," and the heroines must be as strong as the heroes; even better if I can find one that reverses the gender roles), and Glamour magazine.

5. I don't eat fruit (except for apples).

6. I sing. Constantly. Even though I don't sing well. At the office. In my car. At home. At other people's homes. While I run. But not in the shower. Ever tried to sing in the shower? You get water all in your mouth. Doesn't work real well.

Okay, now I'm supposed to tag six other people. Ummm... Steph, Chad, Renee, Alia, Pat, and Eric.

Comments

I totally relate to that concept. I had the same night tonight, hot and humid and I didn't want to run either.

Glad you had a great run, I'm happy I got out

I love Pei Wei. Sadly I've only had it once in Phoenix after the Rock n Roll Marathon way back in 2004.

I had the same realization as I tried to avoid a tempo run yesterday. At mile 5, it started pouring. Adversity feels good.

Bodice-Rippers?? That sounds like a good name for a band.

I'm glad Ash will be home soon, it sounds like you've really missed him. Thanks for the offer to help with the kids while Kiera is gone. Haiden might be in dreds by the time the wife gets back.

Ang, awesome thingies! I heard you sing - it's actually pretty good, don't be shy:) And lgad some things sink in, I wish I could make Alex realize it too. As in "if you don't practice, they ain't getting better".

Ang, awesome thingies! I heard you sing - it's actually pretty good, don't be shy:) And lgad some things sink in, I wish I could make Alex realize it too. As in "if you don't practice, they ain't getting better".

those are great "weird" things. Go runner Angie! :)

ah, i'd love to not wear makeup!

Ah-those are great weird things!!

running in 92deg heat, in pain and enjoying it...yep, you're a runner.

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