Thursday, June 30, 2011

Behold, Rockin Green

I found another fabulous use for Rockin Green soap - it literally erased some ring around the collar this morning.  I rubbed about a half a teaspoon into the collars of 3 shirts and it was like magic I tell you!  Happy housewife here today, yeeha!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

I believe in miracles...

3 miles / 26:28

Oh yes I do...not only was that the song I ended my run on today, but it truly was a miracle that I got out there today (see previous post about my flagging motivation).  I did my 3 miles at a little after 1pm today and it was hot, but not as bad as I feared, nor as oppressive as it's been out there recently.  I guess the weatherman was right this morning about the humidity being down and us getting a little break!  Anyway, I took the dogs and they really started dragging about 2 miles in so I was glad I was just going for 3 today. 
LOVE my shirt from SkinnyRunner!

After we got back inside, the dogs drank a ton of water and then just laid down on the tile to get cool and then passed out not to be heard from again for a little while.  Peace!  I got some good work done and didn't feel so very tired for the rest of the afternoon, a super relief!

Today's (short) run was another reminder about the importance of kegels, girls.  I am not kidding, I go to the bathroom at least 2 times before leaving on a run just to be sure, and some days I just gotta go again almost immediately.  I know it will get better (at least it did after W when I trained for my first half marathon), but if I can pass on one bit of advice today, that would be it :)

Now I think I'm going to take myself to bed with a couple magazines and try to get some sleep.  I hope, hope, hope that my little bear stays asleep for a while tonight!!

How do you start your engines?


Ok, I admit it.  I am feeling REALLY lazy and am having a hard time getting back into my running groove.  After having a cold/allergies/whatever where I just couldn't breathe through my nose at ALL for several days, allergy throat, teething babe that is boycotting nighttime sleep...I'm just pooped before I even get started most days lately!  

On the way to the bear's (my alternate nickname for bee) 9 month doctor's appointment today, I found some inspiration in seeing other runners out getting in their miles, but I was still so exhausted I didn't know how I would get out there myself.  I mean, seriously, it hits me when I sit down, my body is just weak (you know like when you first wake up and you can't make a fist with your hands?  It's like that.  All. Day. Long.)  

So I decided that I would come back home, have a CLICK, and try to get motivated.  I am having the vanilla flavor today and I think I like this concoction I made even more than the mocha (gasp! what am I saying??  Vanilla over Chocolate?  Who am I?!).  I made it with half water, half milk this time with a touch of half and half since I'm all about having cream in my coffee.  Delicious - this would be fantastic blended with ice, too, like a frappucino.  I really have to order some more of this mix!  It's doing the trick to get me energized, thank GOODness.  I put on my SkinnyRunner shirt so that once the iPod and I are charged up I can hit the road for 3 miles, heat or not.  They said on the news that the humidity is down today and tomorrow, but I don't know, it still feels kinda sticky out there.  At least it's not blazing like it was yesterday - the kind of day it's a little hard to breathe the air, it's so hot and humid!

So, how do you get back into your exercise groove after a break?  How do you gear up when you're lacking all motivation? :)