Thursday, March 12, 2015

Thursday's Things

One of the first things I do when I wake up is check out the Milepost quote of the day (after I snooze my alarm and determine that it is indeed time to get out of bed). Sometimes the quotes are not that relevant to me, or they are repeats. But when I get a new one that's perfect for me I absolutely love it! This morning's quote was one of those "love it" quotes...

I always tell people that running keeps me sane. The people that don't know me probably think "OMG this is sane?!". But my family and friends can tell the difference :) they probably wish I ran every single day of the year ;) (sorry guys, 3-4 times a week only). And while I don't necessarily think running is a way to get away from the stressors of life (or "run away" from them), it really does make me more patient... or maybe just too tired to be impatient...

I was up really early this morning for an early work day because I have an evening run scheduled with Kai and some friends later. I'm usually fine with early mornings, but this morning it was hard to head to work because the weather was perfect for running and I couldn't take advantage of it...
(I have a new weather app on my phone! I love it!!!)

The registration for the Florida Keys Ragnar relay is going to open later this month...
I heard about (and blogged about) this event earlier this year and I really want to do it...
The race will be on the heels of the 2016 Miami Full Marathon so I will have to join a team of people who are doing this for fun, and not necessarily hoping for a specific time goal etc. Or a team of people who are super fast so my pace doesn't bring down the overall average group pace too much.

I realized (again) this morning that I have an unhealthy addiction to Chick-fil-A sauce. This is hard for me to admit because while the first step is recognizing you might have a "problem", the second step is doing something about it (I don't think I'm ready to take that step yet). I find Chick-fil-A sauce containers stashed everywhere and I get a ridiculous amount of joy when I do. These were in my office desk "snack" drawer this morning...
(I'm not the only one that has a "snack" drawer at work right?)

(Excluding today and race day) I'm 2 days away from the Sarasota Half Marathon!! and 8 days away from my baby sister's wedding!! Kai and I went to pick up our dresses yesterday (alterations courtesy of David's Bridal) and her dress fits perfectly (yay!) but mine is still big (really?!). I'm trying not to get too concerned about that because I still haven't found shoes (after shopping again yesterday) so that's #1 on my priority list!

What are your Thursday plans?

What's your favorite fast food condiment?

Has anyone done the Ragnar relay before? What are your thoughts?


  1. I have done the Wasatch Back Ragnar and I loved every minute of it. If I could find a team every year I would do it every year! My plans for today are too go trail running (if the weather permits).

    1. I'm excited about it! I hope I can join a team or put together a team :) Good luck with your trail run! I hope the weather holds up and allows you to get a great run in :)

  2. I've never done a Ragnar but everyone I know who has run in one thinks they are a blast.

    Running definitely helps with mental clarity. You're right that it isn't a cure-all for problems, but whenever I'm running things just feel so far away, like a shield is around me. I still think about the stressful things but I don't feel the stress while I think of them. Exercise is not just good for the body!

    1. I completely agree. I'm able to see things from a different and more relaxed perspective during and after my run. I get the same feeling when I swim also. Alone in the pool swimming one lap after the other is so relaxing :)


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