hi!

I want to be a regular blogger. I really do. I just can’t figure out how to fit it into my schedule. Do I blog in the morning? The afternoon? Late at night?

So what have I been up to in the last month? Yeah…it’s been that long since we last spoke. Let’s see.

The hydration challenge continues. I still strive to hit 100 oz. Most days I get really close…at least 80. Some days I struggle and then other days, I soar straight on past 100…sometimes I’m just really thirsty.

Running… So I went through a bit of a low patch. I didn’t run for 12 days. 12! It started out because of this.

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It’s one thing to put stickers on your car. Yeah…I’ve got those too. It’s another thing to tattoo your love of running on your body. I have wanted a tattoo for a LONG time. What I’ve wanted has changed over the years, and it really shocks me that I chose a running tattoo as my first. Y’all…running has changed my life. I am a runner for life. Might as well brand myself with it and make it truly permanent. I mean…I can’t stop running with this bad boy on my shoulder.

The tattoo kept me from running for about a week. I didn’t realize how much I move my shoulder. Every time I would scrunch that skin, it would hurt a little. Then I just got lazy and didn’t run. Then I started having some stomach issues related to my IBS and decided a break might be a good thing. WRONG. My IBS is made better by running…a fact I seem to have forgotten.

But it’s all good. I’m back on track now. I ran 16.5 miles last week, including a 9 mile long run. I’m already at 8.5 miles this week and did my first speed workout yesterday in over a month. Felt GOOD!

So…the tattoo…you’ll notice there’s a distance missing. 26.2. It’s gonna get added next October. Yep, it’s official. I registered for my first MARATHON. A marathon…like woah. I’m stoked! Prairie Fire 2015, here I come!

Today is a rest day, so I’m going to hit up some yoga at home. And catch up on housework. I really hope I can get the house in tiptop shape before the craziness of next week with all of us home for six days hits. Have a great HUMP DAY!