I will never forget the feeling of waking up on my 10th birthday with so much excitement about finally being in the “double digits”. Obviously I was as much of a dork when I was a kid as I am now.
Finishing my long run on Saturday morning reminded me a little of that.
The monsoon we had in our forecast had completely blown through my the time my alarm went off a little before 6am, so I had no excuses. It was around 70 degrees outside but SO HUMID. You could actually SEE the humidity as was illustrated in the sweaty, ‘Barbara Walters filter’ selfie I put up on Facebook and Insta and which I’m not going to post again because…unflattering.
As has become the standard for all my runs, this felt decent after I made it through the first mile. My pace was better than the 8 miler I ran the other weekend too, which is a step in the right direction. I feel confident that I’ll be able to make it through the 12 miler this Saturday.
All that said…
WARNING: PITY PARTY AHEAD
I really miss the feeling of running without thinking so much about it. Running used to fix my anxiety and now it just adds to it. My foot has improved from where it was a month ago and it’s definitely not getting any worse, but I do still get that terrible electrocution-type feeling in my toes and sometimes I just feel like it’s never going to end.
I know what I need to do is try to relax and stick with the plan that Dr. Dave has set up for me and I guess the surgery option isn’t off the table if it comes to all that, but dammit. I’m impatient and I just want to be back to my old self again.
Anywhine, the rest of the weekend was fun. I took my post-run calorie deficit with me to a pool party where I ate my weight in delicious, Old Bay smothered crabs.
Around here you learn to pick a crab pretty much as soon as you can walk. This guy was delicious. He came from a seafood place called She’s Got Crabs, which I found to be equal parts hilarious and off-putting.
You guys know I love my daughter more than anything, but it was nice getting to hang out with adults for a few hours.
I was especially thankful for that time to unwind because then yesterday Betty ended up having one of those days where she had to have her hands all over absolutely everything, including every dirty thing she could find in my dad’s yard and this one woman’s baby at the park. I apologized a lot.
And now here we are back to Monday again. This week I will be doing a mini-taper in preparation for Saturday. A couple short, slow jogs, more yoga, and hopefully more healing.
Sorry for that moment of weakness up there. Sometimes the inner pessimist surfaces and I need to punch her in the face real quick.
Also I just realized after I hit PUBLISH that this right here is my 200th post!! Holy crap! I had no idea that I had posted 200 times on this blog already! Coincidentally I have a cool new giveaway to announce tomorrow so that will be a fun way to celebrate this little milestone. 🙂
What did you do this weekend? Any good pool parties lately? Have you ever picked a crab?
Happy beginning-of-the-week, you guys! I will have a winner announced soon from the doTERRA essential oil giveaway…just waiting to hear back from them because I was not in charge of the Rafflecopter. 🙂