I go through definite running phases. One week I will only run on the treadmill because all I feel like is zoning out and watching Hulu and other weeks I just want to be outside and feel like I am exploring. This week has definitely been a week of wanting to get outside. Even though I didn’t leave my house until 11 a.m. and it was already 85 degrees, I had to be outside.
I decided to run to my parent’s house because I absolutely love being over there and have to take advantage of it as much as possible. On the way there I passed by the park that I used to run around when I was in high school and decided to run a lap. I thought that 3.5 times around was a mile… nope, definitely .45 miles each time around which means I ran a lot more than I thought in high school. How did I ever run without my first Garmin in 2009?
I ran a total of 7 miles but with just about half a mile to go I had to take a shade break half-way through a huge hill. I probably sat there for ten minutes just watching cars go by, drinking water and taking self portraits.
I arrived sweaty and more than ready to take advantage of their air conditioning. You all probably think my sister is always nice and always a kind soul to me but today she did the unthinkable. As I was laying on the ground thinking about stretching she brought over a huge bowl of steamed broccoli and it almost killed me. This is the one food aversion that has stuck the entire pregnancy, the smell made me want to run all the way back home.
Luckily my mother solved my problems and took me to Which Wich for my biggest pregnancy craving. I went with the ham/turkey/coleslaw and veggies combo.
Now I am just cleaning up around the house and attempting to pack a little more. Something wonderful happened and I found a bag of Swedish Fish that I totally forgot about behind the bread machine. It is a sign that I need to take a break from cleaning and sit on the couch with 3.5 lbs of goodness.
What is the WORST smell in the world to you?
Do you carry water with your runs?
When did you get your first garmin/gps? If you don’t have one, how do you track your mileage?
What running phase have you been in this week?