- LONG RUN BUTTERFLIES
As I increase my mileage every time I do my “longest run since my half marathon in October” I always get the feeling that I can’t do it. A case of the “what ifs” if you will. What if I hurt my foot? Get a blister? Sidelined by hip pain? Pass out from the heat? What if, what if, what if? What’s crazy is that the fact that I have run 13 miles on 2 separate occasions has no bearing on my confidence in running 6 or 7 or 8 miles as the weeks go on. Every long run feels new and a little scary. But I actually really like that feeling. It motivates me.
- Do babies need to hydrate?
Along with the long run come a lot of random thoughts. I was running along the Charles River and a dad running while pushing his baby in a stroller passed by me the other way. I started thinking about how difficult it is to run with Reba (my dog) and how anything over 2 miles and I’d have to carry water and a bowl for her. Then I wondered if babies need to hydrate. Like, yeah,they’re just sitting in a stroller the whole time, but that seems like a lot of work for a baby. They’re not fully formed humans, yet, people. So, I looked it up. Turns out, babies do NOT need to hydrate. In fact, they SHOULD NOT hydrate with anything other than milk. Who knew?
- SELFIE FAILURE
I am a complete and total selfie failure. I had a good cat eye and pink lip going on and tried to take a selfie a bajillion times for a makeup Monday post. Well, that post is NOT happening because this is what my selfie looked like and my makeup looked horrible in it. I have 4 bags under each eye!!! AND I LOOK LIKE A SERIAL KILLER.
- HAIR DYE MISTAKES
Last year I switched from using Garnier Nutrisse to L’Oreal hair dye and loved it. I stuck with the L’Oreal Feria until the store didn’t have it the last time I dyed my hair and I bought L’Oreal something else. It was way too dark. So this last time I was looking for the same L’Oreal but going to grab a lighter color, and I had already totally forgotten that Feria was the original one I loved, so I ended up with this shiz. Color is good, but hair dying experience was terrible. Chemical smell so bad that my eyes watered and the dye was really harsh. Also, I only dye my hair one more time before the wedding, so I better pick the right L’Oreal Feria….AHH SO MUCH PRESSURE.
- THE RETURN OF FUCK IT DAYS
We’re at the midpoint of this month, and I’ve been doing pretty well calorie-wise. Except for the past 2 days. Work is really fucking weird right now and I really needed a muffin (my office might be getting restructured into other offices, might be going away altogether, might be staying….it’s been 5 weeks now that we have things on hold, waiting to find out). Stop & Shop didn’t have the one I wanted in the singles, so I had to buy a 4-pack variety. I ate 1 red velvet muffin and half of a double chocolate one. Oops. Then I ate a donut. Then I ran a 5K. Then I went to Miller’s Ale House where I get 2 free beers for the 5K….and a fish sandwich. Miller’s nutritional menu is abominable. So, yeah, it was a true fuck it day. Except that I logged everything I ate instead of ignoring it. Back on the wagon today!