So today, it was a little cooler in North Carolina so I met up with some friends to go running on the trails in Umstead.
I like trail running because it’s a lot cooler, and that’s really important. I spent enough time on the treadmill all over this past heinous winter, so I have yet to torture myself in that manner. Plus no good shows are really on telly right now so I have no interest in staring at the creepy trainer in the gym who wears a sport coat over his windbreaker pants. (Not kidding).
Even though I’m getting really close to the wedding (2 months exactly as I write this), I’m really starting to get the itch to race again, and I’m really really dead set on making sure I don’t lose any fitness even though it’s gonna be hot as hell this summer if last week is any indication. I feel like the little incident with the Greensboro Marathon could have been avoided had I done better with training in the heat of the summer. As of right now, all I have planned is Ragnar in Vegas with the Bondi Band girls, and I’m starting to really warm to the idea of a trail race or to an ultra either in the late fall, or in the spring. I’ve sort of had my eye on this Badwater Race in Cape Fear in March. I think I want to do something like this because when I prove to myself that I can do crazy physical things, I can do amazing things mentally and in my work life. Maybe I’m just crazy.
Don’t get pets.
So, as of this marriage, I am a stepmother to a large cat named Chester, and mom to Martin, the orange cat, and Coco, the grey poodle. I love my pets so much, they make my life happy. But my honest advice to you is if you like your house clean, do not get pets.
I am constantly vacuuming, cleaning up someone’s barf, or worse, steaming the carpet of Coco’s pee (the worst ever). So I’d steamed just the other day, and I look over tonight and Martin, the orange cat, is literally sloshing like 89 gallons of water onto the carpet that I’ve just cleaned.
I can’t even dignify this orange cat’s actions with anything, so I will advise you.
Unless you want to clean all day and night.
Don’t get pets.
Have you ever done an Ultra? Thought about it?
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