Happy Monday, friends!
Last week, I received my Race Dots in the mail! I won them on Twitter, and can’t wait to put them to use (and write a review) soon! They are strong magnetic dots that secure your race bib to your shirt, eliminating the use of safety pins and the holes they can leave in your shirt.I was home for part of the day Thursday, because of a huge issue with my past cable company, Time Warner Cable (takeaway: DON’T GET TWC!), and was able to catch the end of the Royals game against Detroit, which included a rogue black squirrel on the field. Jasper had a fun time watching the squirrel run around on the field.Jasper also had lots of fun playing in the jungle of plants I have in my living room. The airplane plant has lots of shoots; he’s been batting them and hiding under them. Buy him toys, and he prefers to watch squirrels on TV and play in the plants.Side note, apparently most of the pictures I took last week had Jasper in them!
I scored a cute pair of running capris over the weekend, and took them out for a spin at yoga on Saturday, then a short run afterwards.After the short run on Saturday, which turned out to be a really HARD run, due to the fact that I stupidly didn’t eat anything before yoga, then decided to run, but waited 45 minutes before running… so basically I woke up at 8 and didn’t eat until after my run was over at 12:30, which turned out to be 2:00 by the time I showered and made it to the restaurant and stood in line for 30 minutes…. anyway, I was starving, and Oklahoma Joe’s had some delicious burnt ends. They were so delicious.I finally got my spare bedroom all completely set up! I bought a new mattress last weekend, and this weekend, got a free (thanks Carmen!) bed frame for my old mattress, and set everything up Saturday. It’s Jasper approved, of course. Two paws up.Sunday, I had another hard run, the air was so dang thick I could cut it with a knife. I think part of the reason my runs have been so tough the last few days is because I donated blood last week, but the humidity, and stupidity of not eating before running also has a lot to do with it. Anyway, I ran with Amy yesterday, and without her, I’m pretty sure I would have only made it a fraction of the miles. Once I got home, I had a little project that I wanted to knock out while I was watching the Royals sweep the Chicago White Sox. I finally got all my old race shirts, that I never wear, rolled and tucked away, so they take up way less space than they did before. You can read how to do it here.Without my run today, I’m at 30.5 miles for August so far, which is a tiny bit behind schedule for 100 miles in August. I’ve also been drinking at least 120 ounces of water each day, which is necessary with the humidity and heat. I foam rolled 4 times last week, which I need to improve on!
Happy 60th wedding anniversary to my grandparents, this Wednesday!
Have a great week, everyone!