Hi from the sky! I’m currently en route from Salt Lake City to Atlanta. So….the whole idea of popping in to say hello while in Utah didn’t happen. Nor did the guest post. I was just having too much fun with my friends and family to even think about opening my laptop. So I didn’t. It was a nice little break. I do have some pics to share so once I get them downloaded I’ll show you some of my favorite parts of my trip.
Before that happens, how about I elaborate on two topics that y’all have been asking about and commenting on. Sounds like a plan, eh?
1. Yes, I’m training for a marathon. Yes, I’m going to try to qualify for Boston. I’m superstitious and get paranoid about sharing big goals which is why I hadn’t said anything. But you guys are always so supportive so I figure all your good vibes will be a good thing! I did a 15 miler while in Utah and it went pretty well (I think my average pace was around 8:25). My IT band starting acting up and my legs just felt exhausted. (I was in so much pain while out and about later that day that my boyfriend made us stop at Whole Foods so I could get some peas to ice my leg – it hurt from my foot all the way up into my hip. By the way, frozen peas or corn at the best things to use for icing injuries. Molds to your body so much better than ice packs!)
The lead feeling in my legs mid-run may have been the recent traveling and/or the altitude. But I think I really need to get in the weight room and get some hamstring and glutes strength. I think I also need to start foam rolling stat. That, or get a massage therapist to donate free sports massages. 😉 I’m signed up for the Greensboro Marathon on October 26. Anyone else running that?
2. Yes, my hair is getting so long! I love it and I also kind of hate it. (This was at The Tea Grotto in Salt Lake City last week)
It takes forever to dry, it’s heavy, it’s a pain when running (I hate bouncing ponytails) and it makes me look shorter. I’m definitely trimming off a few inches at my appointment in two weeks (gahhh so far away). And I’m kiiiinda getting the itch to go pixie again. Hmmmm…. I think I’m definitely staying with blonde (I loved the red at the time but looking back at pictures, I’m not a huge fan.)
Have a great Sunday! I’m gonna get back to browsing Sky Mall. 😉