Hey everyone! I hope you all enjoyed reading about my Dirt Dash 12K race on Saturday. Fortunately my legs have recovered from the brutality of trail running (On Sunday morning, my legs felt like they were hit by a train, which is a weird feeling when you live by a train that comes by 5 times between 8 PM and 12 AM… anyway). I did yoga on Sunday and that got the blood flowing in my legs, so they felt better pretty quickly. Runners who don’t do yoga are missing out!
On Sunday, we had some friends over to play Dungeons and Dragons (well, Clay plays that, I don’t) and eat pizza. It was a pretty good time. We usually do this every weekend now and rotate who brings the food and what we eat, so we hang out and have a great time. One of the guys’ wives just moved out from California and she doesn’t play D&D either so we went out to FroYo in Paradise, haha.
Besides my weekend, I had a pretty good week. I’ve started coaching Cross Country for the Mt. Pleasant Track Club (more on this in future blogs), as well as getting my own half marathon training in. I’m still getting accustomed to coaching for a new club. My parents are also visiting today, so we’ll go out for lunch and catch up on life.
To love those little stuffed toys you heat up in the microwave and place on your tummy when it hurts. Mine is a red owl named Hooty. He also smells like lavender to help me sleep.
To love pumpkin spice but feel like it’s a little too early for it. It was close to 90 yesterday, but it felt like Fall because there was no humidity. But, if it’s sports bra and tank top running weather, it’s definitely not pumpkin spice weather. Maybe in a few weeks I’ll indulge in one, but I’m really enjoying my chocolate k-cups with almond joy creamer lately.
To secretly wish you’d gotten in on Fantasy Football. Oh well, Clay has a Fantasy team and I guess there’s always next year for me. I don’t know much about which players I’d pick but it would’ve been fun!
To enjoy Japanese food with your friends on a Friday night and consider it “carb loading” for a Saturday race. Here are some pics from our Japanese night!
To disagree with the media’s thoughts that people don’t pay attention to the September 11 anniversary anymore. Almost everyone I know pays a LOT of respect to it because it’s one of the defining events of our generation.