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I've Got the Runs

Saturday evening, hubs and I went over to the in-laws for dinner. I happened to be wearing the t-shirt that I bought at The Kills concert last week. When my FIL saw the shirt, he asked me if those were my friends.

Why yes, I screen print my friends on t-shirts and wear them, thanks for asking. Also, does he think I only have two friends? Or, maybe that all my friends look really similar? Because that shirt has multiple pictures of 2 different people. Then my MIL said she thought they were my friends too. Is this a thing? The more I think about it, the more I feel the need to print a shirt with my friend’s faces on them to see if anyone notices. Or maybe I should just put my own face on it. That would be pretty cool.

Later that evening, I took my gigantic pumpkin feet to the gym to try out my new shoes.

Too lazy to take a decent picture? You betcha.

I only did 3 miles but I think they went pretty well.

Mile Pace
1 10:00/9:49
2 9:34
3 9:05


I could feel the stability in the heel at first, but by the second mile I didn’t notice anymore. No pain at all in my right calf (the one I’ve been having the most problem with) and only a little tightness in the left calf. I was just happy I wasn’t limping after this run. So, we’ll call that a win and hope those shoes doesn’t start sucking anytime soon.

Saturday night, the hubs and I went to a few places downtown with Lisa and her hubs, Tom.

It is impossible to get Tom to take a normal picture without a lot of work.

Eh, that’ll do.

There may have been a full drink left on the table once we sat down.

It’s a whiskey and ginger-ale. I’m not going to tell you how I know that. And hypothetically, if I was going to drink a strange drink that may or may not be roofied, just know I wouldn’t have used the straw.

The next morning, I still managed to wake up at 7:30 for a 10 mile run (in my old shoes) with these lovely ladies.

Kelly, Stephanie, Michelle (thanks for the picture, M!), and my giant head.

Our average pace was around 9:35-9:40 for the 10 miles which is way faster than I’ve been running lately and considering the night of drinks before, I’m gonna call that another win. Maybe this whole hydration thing is a hoax. 😉



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The Weekend with No Running

These type of Facebook postings should not be available for me to see.

Not only did I take the weekend completely off (which means I didn’t do my scheduled 10 mile run), I also ate everything in arm’s reach. And of course, there were the desserts. So.  many.  desserts.

 Now I have poochy food baby belly and I’m wearing my belt on a looser notch.

I did think about running this weekend. But not the actual doing it part. I finally ordered another pair of Mizuno Wave Creation 11s (only $30 on Amazon with  gift certificates I had from my birthday). So I’m sure I was thinking about running at some point during the ordering process.

The 650 miles on my current shoes are not being kind to my feet or knees.

Once I find a pair of the 12s on sale, I’ll order those too because the 11s are getting harder and harder to find in my gargantuan size. I kinda like these in the 12s but they are going to need to be close to half price for me to buy them. $140 is way too much.

So here’s a few pictures from the weekend where I did no running and all eating and drinking.

Out Friday night with Joe.

Hubs hooping with his LED hoop.

Me taking pictures of myself.

Hubs photo bombing those pictures.

Hanging out with Lisa (and her hubs) Saturday night after the Luau.

And me deciding that Lisa and I will no longer take full length photos together until she gains 15 pounds.

I had a fun but tiring weekend. Now it’s time to get back on track. My belly is currently revolting against lettuce and demanding cookies.

Does anyone else feel like that first day back on track with healthy eating sucks the most?


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