A few weeks ago, when my friend Melody and I got together for a trail run, it was dark and we weren’t thoroughly prepared for it. Two weeks ago, we met up at a slightly earlier time and were better prepared for darkness. That is, after I dug my headlamp out of my drawer that apparently still had the batteries in it. Thank goodness those batteries worked because I don’t think I’ve used that thing since April.
But my gosh who’s idea was it for us to start at 5AM?!
I actually began writing this post half way through the month of September and was going to say how I couldn’t believe we were already half way through the month and lookie here, the month is already over! So I guess I should say instead, I can’t believe September is already over. Someone told me recently, “the more older you get, the faster the time goes, ” and they weren’t kidding. Byyyye September. Helloooo October!
Wow. That was a handful to say to get to the point.
While last month zoomed by, I think I set some fairly realistically attainable goals. At least I thought so.
Labor Day weekend was lovely! I started watching “The Defenders” on Netflix, did a little cleaning, and tried to stay cool because L.A. has been under a scorching heatwave for the past week. However, compared to what others are going through, this was nothing.
Sunday morning I went out on the trails, and it was a strugglefest. It probably didn’t help matters that it was already 85 degrees Fahrenheit at 6AM, the air quality was a little smoky and muggy due to the LaTuna fire that was burning up, and I wasn’t nearly as hydrated as I should’ve been. I guess that’s what I get for not drinking enough water the day before. Oops
Wondering how I was going to approach a blog post isn’t something I often struggle with, or think too much about, but this one, I wasn’t quite sure with. I’ve been sitting on this post, keeping it warm, until I figured it out, and I suppose by the looks of it I may have done just that, but we’ll see how this goes.
It’s currently Saturday afternoon when I’m writing this and in this moment, my body is feeling tired and my throat feels funky. It’s not a full-on sore throat, but it feels like there is a slight pressure. I’ve had this feeling before earlier in the summer, and was able to finagle my way out of getting sick.
So far today I’ve taken a lengthy nap, and if you don’t count the coffee, I’ve drank only water. Oh, and I’m finishing up my powerhouse green smoothie right now. To top it off, I’ve been constantly repeating my healthy mantras so hopefully my body picks up on it and doesn’t lead me down a cold road. That is, a summer cold. Maybe it’s allergies.
I can’t believe I’m about to say this, but it’s actually been a month since my last post! Jeezus. What have I been doing with my life?! Apparently everything else besides writing. I’m going to do my best to change that going forward.
Summer is in full swing and every year it seems people get a wee bent out of shape because heat happens, and humidity happens, and people get genuinely surprised both those things are happening this time of year. Yes, in July. This week I even heard a news anchor say, “It’s so hot.” Really? Thanks Captain Obvious.
I can already tell this post may turn into a Ms. Sassy Pants post. We’ll see what happens.
Recently I took some time to catch up on something I’ve neglected updating these past several months: my running and training journal. I’m usually pretty good about marking my runs with any notes on how I feel, or any aches and pains creeping up as they happen, but it’s the annual mileage I usually forget to plug in. And as it turns out, May was not the lowest mileage month I’ve had this year!
The June Gloom has settled nicely here in SoCal. It’s this kind of weather I enjoy, and at the same time, I don’t. The morning is foggy and filled with cloudy, overcast skies, but later it tends to burn off, leaving an aura of glary haziness. The temperature itself starts out cool, but that humidity hovers, until the sun is able to burst through and the heat comes out, and when the sun goes down, hello to cool temps again.
Since August, with the exception of running with a few friends here and there, I’ve run mostly solo. This has been quite a departure from my normal routine of running with a group every Saturday morning which has been a staple in my life since 2004. But last year was not a normal running, or training year for me.
Umm, November? Where did you go? I guess ’tis the season when time speeds up at warp speed and my head is left spinning not knowing where the days have gone. Thanksgiving has come and gone and now we’re smack dab into the holidays with New Years Day right around the corner, concluding one of the most intensely emotionally and fastest moving years I’ve ever had! I mean, seriously? 2016 was surely one doozy of a year!