I went from having NOTHING to say over the summer to having SO MUCH to say now but never any time to say it!
I participated in a 10-mile race at Chickasaw State Park last weekend. I usually do a race recap, but this was simply a training run for me. It doesn’t even warrant a post of its own. The only thing I have to say about this one is HOLY HILLY HELL. My legs and glutes are STILL feeling the effects of that one. Oh, and I did have a little bit of a breakthrough during this race. I discovered that when one gets hot enough, one WILL take their shirt off and run in a sports bra and not give a FLYING RIP what anyone thinks.
D and I are flying through Weeds on Netflix. AWESOME show.
I fell off the vegetarian wagon Friday night. We were invited to a friend’s house for dinner, and there were ribs. RIBS, Y’ALL. Ribs that had been in the Big Green Egg since like 1:00 that afternoon. Ribs that I was watching everyone else eat. Ribs that were falling off the bone. It was torture. And I ultimately caved and ate the living shit out of some ribs.
Today is my 32nd birthday. 🙂 I hate when my birthday falls in the middle of the week! I had planned on taking today off like I always do, but those plans fell through when HR scheduled my fill-in for out-of-town training this week. BLAH. This is the first time I’ve worked on my birthday since 2006. Not that I had any plans or anything. But that was kind of the point. We’ll do something this weekend, although I have no idea what yet. In the meantime, I’m gonna try to sweet-talk the hubs into a birthday massage tonight. 🙂 That man missed his calling. He gives the best massages!
Over the weekend, I got online to register for the same Cupid’s Chase 5K that I ran last year. And then I saw that the registration went from $20 in 2011 to $35 in 2012. Seriously, a 75% increase???? And that’s if you pre-register! If you register on race day, the fee is $50. FOR A 5K. (For a point of comparison, I paid $55 to run a half-marathon in the same city last year.) I find that ridiculous, and I told them so. Needless to say, I didn’t register. I understand that it’s for a good cause, but come on. Every 5K I’ve ever run is for a good cause (Lion’s Club, local high school track team, fundraisers for a specific family in need), and I’ve never paid over $20 for any of them. If they’re trying to raise more money, it seems like this is a little counterproductive. Seems to me like a fee that high will scare off more runners than it will entice. It’s a total bummer, too. I’ve really been looking forward to running that race again.
There was a picture of the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon finisher’s medal posted on their facebook page yesterday. I can’t wait to make it mine! It doubles as a bottle opener and has a detachable pendant. BRILLIANT!
I’m kind of obsessed with Chobani’s new flavor. Who needs birthday cake???
Remember back when everyone was having problems with blogger deleting posts just being all wonky and stuff? I never had any problems then, but blogger sure is pissing me off now. After I hit the “publish post” button, it MIGHT publish within the next day or so. It SHOWS as being published, but I had a sneaking suspicion that it wasn’t actually publishing, so I “followed” myself. And sure enough, it’s not showing up in the news feed for seeeeeeeeeeveral hours. I’ve got this one scheduled for 6:00 am Tuesday. Let’s just all see together when it actually shows up, shall we?