While you’re reading this, I’m actually sleeping in my little brother’s room at my parent’s party pad in downtown Charlotte. I’m in town here only for a day or so, but that’s totally cool, because it gives me a new terrain to run on, and keeps things interesting.
So a few interesting points about this weekend.
- My Fitbit is turning me into a lunatic. I don’t think people really believe me when I tell them that my competitive nature has taken me to really really ugly places. But to put things into perspective, my first summer working at Camp Pocono Trails, I was playing Gaga with the kids, and they would make fun of me for how into the game I would get. At the top of my lungs, I’d scream that I would be the “LAST. WOMAN. STANDING,” as I picked kids off with the dodgeball, one by one. They thought it was a game. I knew better. Well now that I can see how many steps I’ve taken, a friend of mine and three of her coworkers challenged me to a “Daily Showdown,” so I proceeded to walk to the bar, walk home from the bar, and continue walking well past 11pm. I came in second, and I can’t really talk about my defeat, that’s how painful it was.
- We had a shed put in the backyard on Saturday. So I wake up on Saturday to check out the shed, and it actually was pretty cute! Then I look over at one of the guys installing it, and he’s wearing swim trunks and no shirt. No judgement here, I’m just truly curious about his choice in attire.
- And finally? I’m feeling really ready to sign up for something serious. I got over my running hump, and running is starting to feel like a natural state of being for me again. I’m playing with a few options – I ran Shamrock a few years ago for my first full, and I’d be interested to try it again to see if I’ve made any improvements. I also have an entry for Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh set up, but since they haven’t released the full course, I’m not sure if I’m ready to commit without knowing the course. Raleigh is terribly hilly, and that race can either be really really awesome, or kinda miserable. I also am playing with the idea of like a 50k or so, to delve into the world of Ultra Marathons, but don’t tell my husband. We watched a documentary about Dean Karnazes, and for some reason, I still have the itch to see what I can do. I have zero interest in being a regular 90+ mile a week girl, especially with all of the teaching I do, but once or twice? I think it would be worth it!
What did you do this weekend?
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It being a long wknd here, my wknd recap comes out tomorrow. But I had a great one too. Lots of fitness. Pics on the blog in a few hours.
Will check it out!
I actually live in Charlotte and there are miles and miles of awesome trails here! As in, enough to train for a marathon!
Where in Charlotte do you live? I was just there!
I live in the university area! I just moved here this summer and was so relieved to find the greenway trail. Do you live in NC?
I do! I’m in Raleigh – my parents used to lived in S. Charlotte, but now they live in a party pad downtown.
Cool! That’s like the opposite of me, my parents live in the RTP area (Chapel Hill) and I am here. Are you going to the state fair in Raleigh coming up soon??
We will see….the food scares me just a tad lol 🙂