Running and things…

I don’t want to write an organized blog post, so let’s just go with a list.  Nah, bullet points. –

* The Runner’s World Summer Run Streak is starting up next week. I still really want to do it even though I know it’s not a good idea.  This is how I will fix that: I will do a summer stretching streak…in lieu of running at least 1 mile every day from memorial day until July 4th, I will stretch every one of those days. Huzzah! I’ve solved it. Stay tuned for my progress…also, feel free to check up on me, stretching everyday is not as easy for me as running every day.

* Talking about a stretching streak has made me want to do other types of streaks too. Like a cleaning/decluttering streak, and a knitting streak, a blog streak, and a board game streak. I tend to go overboard.

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I knocked off the Runner’s World image with my crazy awesome paint skillz

* My sister had a BABY yesterday.  A little girl. I’m so excited to see them all in a couple weeks when I make the trip back to my hometown. Do you know what this means? Another potential family member to run turkey trots with (I know, I’m getting ahead of myself). What age is appropriate to buy a baby her first pair of running shoes? It’s older than two weeks, isn’t it?

* I haven’t run since last Thursday. It feels like FOREVER. Isn’t that funny? I mean it’s only been 5 days, but it still feels like a very long time.

* I “have” a fitbit flex. I mentioned it’s brokenness in another post a while ago. I downloaded a software update and it went bonkers. I contacted support and found out they couldn’t fix it. They had FedEx send me a shipping label. Eventually, after me asking multiple times, they explained that I should send parts of it back. Eventually, I did that. It was a ground label and took an entire week to get there. Finally yesterday (it’s been over a month since this started – thanks to their and my slowness), I got word that they will ship me a new one. Hurray! But wait, the color I currently have is out of stock. So, I get to wait until they get them in. Then I can wait another 5 to 9 days for it to get to me. I contacted them to see if I could get another color, but no response.  The color doesn’t matter. I didn’t have to send the strap back to them, I already HAVE the strap in the color that I’m waiting for them to get so they can send it.  Come on FITBIT! Don’t you know I have a problem with lack of patience?

* I want/need to run a five mile race. I haven’t run one in a long time. And I know I could PR easily.

* I save all of my race bibs. I didn’t do this on purpose from the start; one day I noticed that I had saved all my bibs, so I started doing it on purpose. Last Christmas my sister gave me a BibFolio to hold all my race bibs. I decided to use it for bibs from my PR races (I already have a binder full of bibs, and the BibFolio is not big enough to hold all the bibs I anticipate accumulating over my life time). I like it a lot.

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Bib’s on disply

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My 6.66 mile race PR. The Devil’s Chase is such a fun race. 🙂

 

* It turns out I didn’t actually save EVERY bib, and I’m missing the bib from my current 5 mile PR. So, now the BibFolio is missing a distance. See, I need to find a five mile race and set a PR. Until I do, my poor BibFolio will feel incomplete.

* I made a board game once, and it was really fun. For a few years, on and off, I’ve wanted to make another board game – a Harry Potter themed one. I’ve started working on the game, but haven’t really followed through. I recently got the idea to make some kind of running board game. But first, I must dust off and finish the Harry Potter one.

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Pieces of my HP board game board. Yes, this is a very involved board game. #GoBigOrGoHome #YOLO #BestBoardGameEver #HP4LIFE

* I’ve been taking Epsom salt baths. Well, I’ve taken 3 over the course of 4 or 5 weeks. I’m not sure exactly if they’re helping with leg soreness or whatever else they do, but it is relaxing. So, I’m going to keep it up. It’s certainly more enjoyable than an ice bath, that’s for sure!

Well, I’ve reached the end of my bullet points, thanks for hanging in there. Until next time…

 

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8 thoughts on “Running and things…

  1. * I can’t believe Beth is a mom. I’ve had quite a bit of time to get used to the idea…but nope, we’re not old enough for your little sister to be a mom.
    * Your bib folio cannot be incomplete. you must find a 5 miler STAT.
    * unrelated to your post: the marathon notice signs are up in my neighborhood. there will be packs of marathoners running past my house on sunday. i wish i was cheering you on.
    * i have been planning to do a biking streak. I don’t think i am going to set a high mileage or anything. The plan is just to ride at least one lap around Delaware Park each day (2 miles exactly including the short distance from and to my house). I think I will do it at the same time that you are doing your stretching streak so we can streak together.

  2. Congrats on a new niece!! How exciting!
    Love the bib folio! I’ve kept meaning to start a bib binder and haven’t but will now that you reminded me 🙂
    5 miler. Do it!!

    • I had bibs sitting around for ages before I got my act together and put them in a binder, but it really didn’t take long to do once I got around to it. Know only if I could get my wedding pictures in an album.

  3. Can I join you on your summer stretch streak? I suck at stretching. It would be much harder for me than a run streak!

    Epsom salt baths are my jam! I’ve basically been living in a salt filled bathtub all week. Yesterday I told my friend that I was going to take a salt bath and then I had to explain that I meant an Epsom salt bath and not that I was personalizing my bath. They are so relaxing.

    Congratulations on your new niece!! 2 weeks old is definitely acceptable for running shoes.

    • YES!! Join the stretch streak! I’m going to need help sticking to it.

      As for salt baths, I definitely got the idea from you, and I’m super glad you mentioned it on your blog because I really like it.

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