It’s Monday. 🙁
My vacation flew by way too fast. I guess it’s time to get back to reality now?
For the first time 10 days (a new record) my alarm was buzzing at 5:30 this morning. My body was not happy with that and the snooze button was pressed once or twice. 😉
Eventually I did make it out of bed and conquered a painfully slow 4 miles. How the heck was it so hot so early? The combination of heat and humidity dropped my normal pace by almost a full minute per mile! I guess that’s why there are 0 races in Central Florida in the summer time. 🙂
Check out the awesome shirt I was sportin’ on my run.
(Just ignore the ridiculously overflowing countertop)
That adorable blue Northface Technical Tee was the free race shirt from the Northface Marathon Relay goodie bag that I did the other weekend.
The shirt held up amazingly well in this heat. I felt like it was more a second layer of skin rather than a technical tee. I also felt cute and stylish wearing it. Now, I want one in every color. 😉 Best free race swag ever in my opinion.
- 1/2 cup Honey Puffs (last of the bag)
- 1/2 cup Quaker Oatmeal Squares
- 1/2 cup Kashi Cinnamon H2H
- Rolled Dates
- Plain Yogurt
- ‘Peanust’ Powder
I have a new obsession with rolled dates. Just go with it. 😉
I opened my work e-mail for the first time in a week and was greeted with a couple hundred new e-mails. Unfortunately the first one that appeared on my screen was from a close co-worker informing me of her mother’s passing yesterday afternoon.
Her mother had been living with multiple sclerosis (MS) since the early 80s and had entered hospice about a month or so ago.
My heart goes out for her and her family. 🙁
My grandfather passed away from MS back in 2005, so it’s a disease that is close to my heart. The only memories I have of my grandfather are ones with him in his chair silently watching tv. It still breaks my heart that the disease prevented me from knowing the great man my grandfather truly was, rather than the shell of a person the advanced MS had created.
One day I hope to run a marathon in his honor and raise funds for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society so that no other little girl or boy will grow up not knowing how special their grandparents or parents truly are.