Running has again been pretty up and down. Yes, I consider this fun even though it hasn't all been perfect. I had a couple good runs on Tuesday and Wednesday. Then came Thursday. I had a 4 mile tempo run on the schedule with 6 x 30sec on and 1min off after w/ 15 min warm up and 10 min cool down. It was a struggle to get through those 4 miles for some reason. All week I have been exhausted and haven't had much energy. That doesn't really go well with running, and I'm sure contributed to my not so stellar run. I am running a half marathon on Sunday, the Applecrest Half in NH. I'm looking forward to a fall race with hopefully fall temps. It's looking good so far. Depending on how I'm feeling, I'm hoping to repeat what happened in my race last weekend. Don't go out too fast, and maintain a steady pace. I think finding consistency is the most important thing for me right now.
|Race photo from last weekend's 10 miler|
Not so fun:
I've been in some sort of a serious funk lately. I've been having a lot of ongoing GI problems and like I said above have been super tired lately. I've experienced both of these things for quite some time now, but since I didn't have insurance I never really got it checked out. It's been wearing on me a lot lately physically and mentally. I finally have insurance, so I finally made a doctor appointment. Hopefully I can get this figured out and work towards fixing it. I am so sick of feeling like crap most of the time.
Last month, Oiselle speedster and Haute Volee member Betsy Flood, posted 30 days of Oiselle. She posted a picture of herself a day for 30 days wearing different Oiselle threads. On the last day Oiselle asked who's next?!
Since I love a good challenge as much as I love Oiselle, I figured I'd give it a go. Why not?
|DAY 1! Feather Trials Hoodie|
Not so fun:
Yesterday I had to say good bye to the sweetest, most beautiful boxer. This is the second dog I have had to say good bye to this year. It's probably one of the hardest things, and never gets any easier. Kaylee was a dog I got with an ex-boyfriend. I saw her in a pet store and basically said I am not leaving here without her. Side note: I do not support pet stores...in fact I hate them dearly. I will never buy another dog from a pet store. But on that day, in that pet store, I could not put her back in that cage. I didn't care about anything else, except that she was coming home with us.
|could you say no to this face?!|
When my ex and I broke up he got custody of Kaylee and I got the equally as cute pug in the background. While Kaylee has not been a part of my every day life for several years now, I still thought about her often. A couple of years ago we found out she had cancer. The details aren't necessary. She fought a tough battle and held on as long as she could. She made a lot of people very happy along the way and I know she enjoyed the time she had here very much, right up until the end. She will always have a very special place in my heart, and will be missed by many.
|forever in my heart <3|