-Trail running does not do good things for my hair. Enough said.
-Frozen yogurt makes everything better. Case in point: last Thursday night I went to a social run with the local running club. It was 98 degrees, but there was frozen yogurt at the end. Result? 3.75 miles in just over 32 minutes (8:37 pace). I'm not kidding when I say I wanted to die, but I didn't really know where I was, so (once again) I was forced to keep running in order to get back to the start. 3 minutes into the frozen yogurt, I forgot all about the pain. It is SO good.
-My cat likes the Olympics more than I do. I have been watching more than I ever thought I would (ahem, women's archery) but I still think the kitten likes it more than I do. He sits in front of the screen for ages staring and then eventually tries to paw the athletes. So either he loves sports or really hates the Chinese team. Who knows?
-I may be capable of more than I think. On the whole I'm a doubter about athletic ability. I'm middle of the pack, but even then I can't embrace the good stuff. This week was a higher mileage week for me lately (at 44 miles). I know that may not be a ton for some runners, but it was excellent for me. And with no pains or problems, I feel like I can keep going. Boom.
-There is no way to escape Ikea without spending more than you planned. On Saturday we went in for a mattress (Tim's mom is coming to visit on Saturday!) and left with a closet, a bunch of baking trays and a carafe. A carafe. Apparently I really need that? I also learned that if you ask nicely, you can get your frozen yogurt from Ikea in a cup instead of a cone. It costs an extra 50 cents, but you get easily twice as much. Yes please.
|Random old photo from Ikea. Relevance? 2/10.|
I have a ton of Active Bands, and love them, but they seem to make it worse somehow in humidity. My new plan is to close my eyes when I walk past a mirror and just let it go.
Are you watching the Olympics? Any favorites?
I watched a little of the swimming, gymnastics and archery over the weekend, but I'm only really interested in the running events. Especially, of course, the women's marathon next Saturday morning!