Hosted by Amanda at Running With Spoons, Thinking Out Loud is a weekly celebration of quirks and randomness! An opportunity to take the pressure and stress out of writing by sharing whatever it is that happens to pop into your mind when you begin to type. A collection of random and disjoined thoughts, just because. Here's mine:
Dude. Just to get things rolling...and so you know who you're dealing with and where I'm coming from, there is nothing truer than this:
|The first comment cracks me up?!|
Unglamorous. Running is the farthest thing from being glamorous, despite the contrary title of my post. One of the reasons I like running is because there is no expensive gym membership or skill set required to become a runner.
This week I tried getting out for a run with 'just the essentials'. I'm sure this list varies from runner to runner, but mine were: running shorts, sports bra, shirt, compression calf sleeves, anklet socks and shoes. Seems basic enough, right? That's what I thought until my monkey mind started in:
'You better bring some Glide...don't want to chafe...'
'It's 80 degrees and you're already dehydrated. You should grab some coconut water.'
'The dogs need to get out. You should bring them, too. And their leashes, water and bowl...some poop bags...'
I swear that I go through these mental gymnastics over any decision I make, but particularly moreso with running. I feel like if I'm better prepared for any possible scenario, then I'm that much more likely to have an optimum experience. Going for a run with 'just the essentials' was an exercise (if you'll excuse the pun) in letting some of that go. I didn't even bring my phone, which is a huge win in that regard. Since I had errands afterward and the heat was a factor, I left the dogs at home and settled for two out of the three.
By the end of my run, I was a sweaty mess. I had disgusting gooey strings of saliva on my lips (seriously, what gives with that??), dirt and sunscreen in the creases of my inner arm, and despite the liberal application of Glide, I chafed anyway. ALL THE GLAMOUR.
|All that glamour. All of it.|
|Look at those shimmery crystals of sugar.|
I'm in nostalgia nirvana.
|Hello beautiful! The sweetness masks some of the heat |
creating a match made in culinary heaven.
Do you like spicy food? What are some new food finds you're stoked about?