Saturday, June 4, 2011

Ah, summer...

...aka one of the few things that can drag me out of bed at 545am on a Saturday in order to get most of a run in before it gets too hot outside. 'Cause damn it's hot. We got a break for the last few days, with low humidity and temps in the 70's but today we're right back to 90 degrees and humid. Gotta love summer in Central Ohio....right?

Or something like that.

I've been trying to get up early to either run or go to the gym because of the heat...even the gym in the evening is hot and stuffy and sweaty. "Trying" is the operative word here, because as much as I like getting my workout out of the way, I like my nice snuggly bed even more :D I'm trying, though...working out in the morning does put me in a really good mood. Maybe its the hunger, since I also want to eat everything in sight for the rest of the day. Or maybe its endorphins. Either way, I need to get back into the routine of early workouts...comfy bed be damned.

Running for shits and giggles only is feeling really nice so far. I ran 10 miles this morning because that was what I felt like running when I woke up this morning, and it felt really good. Far better than last week's hung over, beer-sweating-from-pores run, at least. Aka "what happens when you try to keep up when drinking with your spouse's 25 year old coworkers"...which I apparently cannot do anymore. I made it through my run okay, but my stomach reacted unpleasantly to the big cup of Gatorade from concentrate+hose water that I drank after the run which kept me either on the couch or trying to puke in the bathroom until almost 5pm last Saturday. Lesson learned, I guess :p And that lesson made today's run feel even better. I could get used to this!

Other than last weekend's liver abuse, not a whole lot is new. I'm still happily on my mental training break and though the itch to run the Columbus 1/2 this fall is creeping in, I'm trying to keep it under control for now. I finally got my veggies in the ground (two heirloom tomato plants, two cherry tomato plants, a red pepper, a mild hot pepper, and two cucumber plants in the garden, plus basil, cilantro, lettuce, and strawberries in containers on our deck) so right now lets just hope we don't end up overrun with tomatoes like we did last summer. The dogs are staying out of trouble (with the help of Eddie getting Benadryl 2x/day to help with what appears to be a mild environmental allergy), J's working a lot and golfing not a lot but c'est la vie. My schedule is changing at work in a week, which means I go from Thursdays off to Mondays off. This also means that J and I will both have Mondays off, and will hopefully mean we'll get the family room painted and the deck stained sooner rather than later...but yeah. We'll see how that goes. J and I both tend to be fairly lacksadasical (sp?) about house/lawn projects, which drives my dad nuts but suits us both just fine right now.

Pictures to come of the garden and some other stuff...but for now, that's all I got :)


Unknown said...

You mean you don't run at noon on a 85 degree Saturday and wonder why you're dying? OH... I thought that's what all the kids do! (or maybe that's just Tom and I being dumb!)

We need to get together soon...

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