Friends, I am all about the cozy lately. The weather was completely heinous today (read: thunderstorms…three times), but it definitely put me in the right mode for wrapping myself in a blanket burrito, reading, and gulping hot drinks. I almost started another pot of coffee this morning on the sheer principle that it.was.warm.
This weather was inspiring to the point where I even changed the wallpaper on my phone (because it’s all screen and not much else) from cherry blossoms to a subdued blue arrangement with gold braid. If you have to know, it’s really very Ravenclaw.
This, is obviously not my phone.
Besides travelling somewhere warmer than this, is there really a way to fight the fever? I have to be totally honest, I’m just mystified by the way that people from The South get all worked up about Pumpkin Spice Lattes and the like. I mean, come January, they’re not going to be staring -20 degrees in the eye. If someone could explain this phenom to me, it would be SO appreciated.
The weather has also inspired me to tackle my to-do list (we were not BFF at the beginning of the week) and eat chocolate chips like a professional. I could take responsibility for my actions in these areas, but it’s far easier to just project.
Speaking of productive activities, I also got the (much-needed) chance to hop on the treadmill tonight. I’d been having some pain in my right hip since Saturday morning, and I figured at this point since I would prefer not to be on the injured list, it would be best to take a few days off. I’m pretty sure that the pain is stemming from my stride on the treadmill v. my stride when I run outside. If anyone knows about this, feel free to throw down your two cents. Since I take pretty much the most un-scientific approach to fitness of anyone who has ever lived, I’m all ears.
Mind you, it’s also entirely plausible that it was a little bit insane to register for another long race the month after my first half, but it’s the path we’re on, you know? And I know I’m REALLY lucky that I didn’t sustain any injuries at all (not even blisters!) from my first half. The 10 Mile is on October 3rd, so I’m pretty positive that I should be ready.
Also, Mads is hosting a giveaway for a Herb Growing Kit to celebrate her move to the warmer climes of California. Go love it!