Monday, June 10, 2013

Cinder-Block Legs

Sitting here at my desk super sweaty from just finishing a 3.2 mile run outside. Love lunch break runs!

Good news - my eyes are back to normal. Bad news - my throat is still so sore and swollen feeling. I did feel well enough to run last night and today though. That is a blessing.

However, no more RW Streaking for me :(  since I had about 5 days off from running last week.

I ran a quick 2 miler last night from my house, an out and back run that I do frequently. It was the perfect temperature - 62 degrees, and there was a slight breeze. Today I did a loop from work. There wasn't any shade, the air was dead, and my legs felt like there were cinder-blocks tied to them. I think that must be left over lactic acid from yesterdays quick run (and the fact that I basically took a week off from running).

Also half way down my calf to my toes went numb for the last .5mi. This used to happen when I was in college quite often. I think I need to stretch more...

We haven't been up to much other than doing chores all weekend and trying to get life back to a somewhat normal schedule after Elijah and I being off our game last week.

Photo Dump:
Received these in the mail from a giveaway I won on 
Jaybird Bluebud Wireless Headphones!

Finally tried a KIND bar - dark chocolate & sea salt
So Perfect

This kid always makes me smile! Love him <3

I had a $15 coupon to Olympia Sport and finally
picked up this awesome Nathan Sports handheld
quickdraw plus water bottle (I only had to pay
an additional $6 out of pocket)

Gear I picked up for $25 all on a birthday
g.c. to TJ Maxx :)

My lovely produce-filled grocery cart @ Shaw's.
I saved $40 @ Shaw's yesterday!!

Do you grocery shop on the weekends or during the week?
Always on the weekends. I like to go by myself and I always have a list.

What never ceases to make you smile?

Did you get some running in??



  1. Yay, did you get the same earbuds I did?! I love love love mine, do you love love love yours yet? Seriously, 3x love is how I feel about them. Killer deals you got btw, nice!

    I hate grocery shopping, with a passion. Not sure why. Okay, maybe it's because I used to have someone to do it with and now it just feels lonely. blah.

    1. I haven't tried them out yet, but I'm excited to!

  2. I just came back from a run today and was disappointed. I could of run a lot further by my legs were so tight and dead, I had to keep stopping to stretch. Time to invest in a foam roller!

    1. I love my foam roller. So going to get some rolling done tonight! Maybe it's just a dead leg kind of day.

  3. I grocery shop during the week. Ideally mid-morning. Food shopping is something I loathe, and if I had to deal with weekend crowds, we would probably only eat what I could grab from the end caps, and that's no good.

    I didn't run this weekend because of the rain and a small vacation, but I got back at it today.

    My 5 year old always cracks me up.

    1. I hate it if it's busy too. And it's worse if my boys are with me. They don't like to shop. They want to be in and out! Lol. Hope you had a nice mini vaca!

  4. Grocery shopping during the week- if I don't go after work, I never get around to it. What never ceases to make me smile- blog posts like this one! Nice work on your lunch break run! I should start using my lunches for runs!

    1. I feel I have the most energy at lunch time too, so it works out really well :) Thanks!

  5. Congratulations on winning. Those headphones are sweeeet! :)
    I love all your running gear hauls! You need to tell me where you get all your coupons. LOL! :)

    1. I wish I was a coupon queen, the Olympia sport one I earned from points, tj maxx was a gift card, and shares was just sales! Lol . Lucky week.

  6. I had the world's worst run today. I'm feeling sorry for myself all over the internet.

    1. Sorry to hear that! Did you write about it? If so, I'll check it out.

  7. Sorry to hear no more RWRunStreak! :(
    Some of my running friends have issues with numbness too. I haven't experienced it so I wasn't sure that I could advise them properly. I'll suggest that they try stretching more. I don't think they stretch at all. I'm so bad about stretching too!

    Love the new gear and your grocery cart looks yummy! I'm getting my butt back in gear and am consciously getting more veggies and fruits on my next trip. I haven't been doing with in the food dept in the past month or so.

  8. Yeah... not sure what's happening with the numbness. Hope it doesn't continue. Runners are the worst with stretching!