Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Just plain crazy!

I may be a little...or a lot crazy.  Why I thought it was a good idea for a practice run today in 40 degree heat is beyond me.  Is that dedication or what?  Don't listen to me.  I do not recommend running in this kind of weather.  We did a trail run with some pretty big hills.  I ran for a total of about 24 minutes before I felt light headed and put an end to my misery.

I walked.  Something I have never done before.  No matter how fatigued or bad I've felt during a run, I have never stopped and walked.  I absolutely did the right thing.  If I didn't walk, I would be face down on the asphalt behind McMaster University right now.  So I'm real good with my decision to walk.  Thank goodness this heat is supposed to break tomorrow.  I'm looking forward to more seasonal temperatures on Saturday for my trail race.

I go for my weigh-in tomorrow morning and I'm feeling good about hitting my Onederwall.  I said I'd join beginner yoga when that happens (which will have to happen in the fall, 'cos that's when the next sessions through Parks and Rec begin...and I can't afford to go to an actual studio) as well as get Heloise altered.  I'm not gonna lie, getting my tattoo altered scares the Bejeezus out of me.  But I have to make her prettier.  She's so dull and faded.  

Work is exhausting me right now and I can't wait until the third week in July when I'm off for three weeks, back for one, then off for two weeks.  I really, really, really need some time off.  I've lost that love'in feeling towards my job.  Maybe some new cases is just what I need to keep my mind working and my skills sharp!  I feel like I need more challenges, but I just don't have the time to commit to new stuff right now.   Maybe in the fall after I find some balance with my impending summer vacation?  Here's hoping!
A running montage my brother-in-law took of me.
Don't ask why I look so angry in the middle picture...
likely because I had to do this over and over and over again!


  1. Hello! First timer to your blog. LOL-I always look angry in my photos :)

    Wow-I saw the before pic and I gotta say-a huge congrats.

    Looking forward to following your continued journey!

  2. 40 degree heat? I'm guessing you are talking celcius? lol

    Figures crossed that you break through your onederwall! : )

  3. For just a moment, I also stumbled over that "40 degree heat" and wondered why you had to walk. I don't even walk in that kind of heat. Hope you have a great weigh in today. :)

  4. I know you mean hardcore and not crazy :) But you know what...we tried it and we learned. We didn't immediately assume we couldn't do it, we assumed we could. That is a huge step in self confidence and trusting our bodies.

    And as an aside..I wish you would turn off word verification - it's impossible to use from my iPhone!! :)

  5. 40 degrees celsius is 104 degrees fahrenheit. I had to look it up at
    I had no idea that Canadians experienced that kind of heat. I better tell the family members in Yuma, Arizona to quit their complaining, those sisses.