Errr…it was supposed to be cross-training. But I woke up exhausted and my quads are still sore, so unplanned rest day it is.
1. Am I the only person who uses clothes as a way to prevent things from breaking as they’re getting shipped?
I’ve had more than my fair share of hangers snap on me, and I need to transport a few extra clothes or else my suitcase is going to explode, so it’s a win-win situation.
2. All of this packing makes me really sad. Don’t get me wrong, I love being at school. But this summer was so chill, even if I did have to study. It wasn’t like OMG-if-I-don’t-pass-this-test-I’m-gonna-fail-and-my-life-will-be-over study. I’m not quite ready for the hectic school year to start!
3. Rosie’s still rocking the cone of shame.
For those of you who don’t have Instagram, here are two charming pictures of Rosie and her cone. (Or lampshade, as we alternatively call it.)
(When she first came home on Monday evening)
When I put my laptop in my lap, Rosie plopped down on my keyboard and promptly fell asleep. She’s not a huge fan of sharing…
Although maybe she’d be happier if we did this.
My sister and I have talked about doing this…whether we’re actually that mean to do so or not, remains to be seen.
4. I found this gem on the Cleveland Marathon site the other day.
I’M FLYING! It was apparently taken near the finish line, because you can see the flags and the woman behind me seems very excited. I, on the other hand, look anything but excited. My nostrils also look abnormally large.
I also never posted this picture on here because I didn’t know how to zoom in until a few days ago, but this was the picture taken in the Finisher’s Corral after the race:
I’ve officially decided that I’m basically just the most photogenic person ever.
I think I did a good job of hiding it (or they did a good job of cropping it out), but my left hand is holding a half-eaten popsicle that I attempted to stuff out of sight so my picture wouldn’t look weird.
Yay for terrible race photos!
5. Speaking of races, the Cleveland Marathon (I really need to unsubscribe from their mailing list…) also sent me an advertisement for this race.
Anyone wanna come up to Ohio and run the 5k with me? I’m trying to persuade my sister to but she’s not on board. (She really doesn’t like running.) Everyone comment and tell my sister to do it or else she’s a loser and none of you will like her and that it’ll be UBER fun. (For the record, she reads my blog and your comments.)
Let’s outline why this would be uber fun:
AND THE SHIRT IS A LONG SLEEVE DRI-FIT SHIRT. WHICH MEANS I COULD RUN IN IT IN THE SPRING AND FALL AND ON WEIRDLY COLD DAYS IN THE SUMMER. THAT PROSPECT EXCITES ME GREATLY.
This coming from the person who wears her St. Patrick’s day socks year-round.
I joked to her that if she didn’t run the 5k with me that we’d run the half marathon together. I was bluffing; there’s no way in h-e-double hockey sticks that I’m running 13.1 miles in the middle of December in Northern Ohio.
6. And, like usual, this edition of Thursday Thoughts became me rambling about running. Maybe I should name it Running Rambles from now on…it has a nice ring to it.
Is anyone else craving hot chocolate as a result of this fall-like weather? I sure am…
Should we transform Rosie’s cone of shame into a cone of happiness?
Have you ever run a holiday-themed race?