Sometimes I get into these weird unexplainable ruts that become difficult to climb out of if I stagger in the funk too long and let the stink soak into my soft skin. Usually the best way for me to move ahead is to make a list, create some goals, make a few changes, and get excited about something new. And that is just what I'm doing these days.
I created a Chicago Runner Girl Facebook page.Not sure yet what I'm going to be putting on this page, but feel free to head over and like me.
I finally own my url, Chicagorunnergirl.com.If you've stopped here in the past 24 hours you may have caught my blog amidst the transition. Also, if you'd like to continue reading on about my crazy life journey, you may need to change your feed address now that I've dropped the "blogspot".
Went for a long run.
Yesterday I went for a 12 mile run. I don't know what has happened between the marathon and now, but somehow my feet have lost their edge. Not spending 15 hours a week trapped in a stinky running shoe has softened the bottoms of my feet. Somehow a massive blister the size of Texas took over the bottom of my left foot, and it is not cute or comfortable.
Refine my goals for the remainder of the year.
Part of the reason why I have been so blah lately is because I have already shot for the majority of my big goals for the year. Not having something big to aim for and look forward to has left me with mopey feelings. I haven't really had a plan for how I'm going to tackle the remaining months of the year and have just been getting up moseying through my day. While I still don't have a plan, I'm working on making a plan and trying to actually be productive with my time.
I bought a new toothbrush.
This may sound a little weird, but I am insanely neurotic about my oral hygiene. Treating myself to a new toothbrush always adds a little pep in my step.
Bake something delicious.
Not sure what yet...but it will be mouth watering and make my knees weak it'll be so good. If you didn't know, I used to be a professional baker and I've got quite a few tricks up my sleeves.
Try some new activities.
Recently Cara over at EAT. PRAY. RUN. blogged about this really cool app called the Nike Training Club. I haven't yet given it a go, but some of the workouts look amazing and I cannot wait to get my sweat on with the NTC.
Buy some new equipment.
I live in a teeny, tiny, closet sized apartment with my husband and two dogs. We don't really have a lot of room for athletic equipment, but I've been feeling motivated to buy some small things lately. Maybe some free weights and a medicine ball. I once had a stability ball, but my dogs thought that it was a toy and popped it.
Any suggestions as to which brand I should go with for free weights or a medicine ball?
This photo has absolutely nothing to do with this posting, but it makes me smile so I thought that it would be a nice addition.