I've even finally gotten back into running, all the time off these past few months of being sick put me in terrible shape and its been tough. But I'm sort of down to crunch time, I literally don't have enough time to train for the fall marathon I registered for but I have that voice in the back of my head that says; what will it hurt to try it anyway.
Which has made for an interesting leap back into running. That switch in the back of my mind that occasionally of late has gone on to the wimpy side that says, don't push it. Well that switch has been off and my mind is in a push it mode and feed on the pain. (You know the good pain of running again and the burn in your lungs.)
Doesn't matter if it's 96 or 103 degrees and the sun is beating down and no shade in sight for miles, my mind still is in the go for it. I'm finding I'm liking it and actually enjoying the push through the pain and heat better than I liked the cooler temps earlier in the year.
Of course in heat like that, I do have to take certain precautions. So I hydrate well both all day leading up to it and well after the run.
I don't bring water on my runs for up to 8 miles, since it's not really needed when I am hydrated properly to begin with.
But there was one 101 degree day last week and a 5 mile run, I hadn't drank as much water as I normally do during a day, by mile 4 I was like chalk mouth couldn't wait to finish up that next mile and get home for a drink, But lesson learned I won't make that mistake again!
If there was a Bad Blogger Award, I would totally nominate myself.
I currently am working 10-14 hour days and if I add an hour run into my day I literally have zero time left to do anything but sleep on the week days.
Which is the reason, you've still seen very little of me.
Weekends I don't work, but having a life and being outdoors experiencing the beauty of the outdoors, is yes a higher priority to me than blogging. So yes, it was a choice I made to cut back to once a week right now.
I wish I could comment on blogs at my job. I read many of your blogs each day, because I have lots of time between patients at times to catch up on all your blogs. But blogging and and stuff like that is a big no no, because the computers could be used by anyone who works there and well I am not into breaking the rules.
I have been doing lots of hiking, and I've come across some nearby places that are just stunning and as I have been on a little quest this summer to take hikes into areas I've never been before. (Yes I did that last summer too.) It's just been awesome. I'll share some of the adventures in upcoming travel Tuesday posts.
|Saw this big beauty on a hike over the weekend.|
My life is about to have some huge changes. I mentioned earlier this year (if any of you remember) that I was working on heading into entirely different direction.
Well, it's been on again off again and as of this week all those changes have just become a reality. My life is soon to forever change (for the better) and I am about to embark on an incredible and entirely different path and go after a goal that I have always wanted to achieve.
I need a little time, I'd like to write a nice post to explain it all. I will try really hard to find some time this week to do it so I can share it with you all next week.
Oh and thanks to my sister who got a little depressed and went on a $3,000 shopping spree. (Her husband decided not to kill her because she bought fun toys, LOL) She bought a couple of kayaks, 6 SUP paddleboards and a ton of other outdoor stuff. So some of the family bought a few off her and now we have a seriously fun combined group of lake toys. So yeah, we are having lots of great family times cooling off in the lakes these days. I have learned my max is myself and 2 kids on a paddleboard, anymore and I can't keep us upright, LOL So lots and lots of fun and great ways to cool off in the hot summer temps!
I am linking up with HoHo Runs and MissSippiPiddlin today for their Weekly Wrap!