Thursday, April 24, 2014

Think Out Loud Thursday #8

I LOVE going to the dentist. If insurance covered it I'd go quarterly. I love when my dentist looks in my mouth and says, 'beautiful.'

I love that my hair stylist gave me more bangs. Since I've gotten them I've realized my forehead is pretty huge and I like hiding it.

Normally I don't see the same person to get my hair done, but now I plan to. So I can say 'my hair stylist' now.

Normally I'm not too excited for the warm weather of summer to come, but I'm totally craving it this year. I wonder what has changed in me.

I'm starting to get into EDM. Anyone else? Recommendations?

I'm so excited that I am going to see two ballet performances in the next 3 weeks! I miss dancing and LOVE watching it to get my fix.

So - I realized the other day at recess that I can do lots of pull ups/chin ups. I was doing a ton of different variations on the monkey bars just to see if I could do them… but I was sore the next day.

I'm going to see Captain America tonight - excited!

My snap addiction is getting pretty bad. Out of my friends list - 11 of them have me as their #1 snapper… whoops.

Speaking of social media - I finally got an Instagram account! Hit me up - kmoothart.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Less OCD, More Whatever I Feel!

Oh man - I always told myself that if I ever took a hiatus from writing that I would never come back and say something like, 'Wow, I have been so busy! I apologize for not being around and writing.'

So here I am, and I'm just going to write as if I haven't been gone. Cool?
Running lately. Notice I haven't changed my mileage counter? I promise that I've run more than 17.4 miles this month. But to be honest, for the first time since I started running, I'm not sure exactly how many miles I've covered this month. I said that I was going to take some time off of running after the Shamrock Run, but then I got excited and decided not to, but my mind and body took me somewhere else.

I'm still running 3-5 times a week but it has been shorter on mostly on my treadmill, which I've strangely enjoyed! I've started listening to music again which I haven't since the Eugene marathon two years ago, and hate carrying my phone when I run, so the treadmill it is.

My friend Jen asked me what my long run was two weekends ago and I told her it was whatever I wanted because I wasn't training for anything, her response? 'Really? Weird.'

For the first time since I started running, I'm not training for anything. That's four years of analyzing my schedule, going to be early, being really sweaty all of the time, ice baths, tracking data, adding miles, body gliding, chaffe burning in the shower..... and now... I'm making whatever choices I want. If I sleep in before work, I don't have to beat myself up and try to figure out a way to fit in my workout for the night. I can do whatever my body feels, run hard, run easy, intervals, mile repeats, 400s, planks, walks. It is liberating in a way. 
Running Bridge to Brews with Jill!
I'm still working out 5-6 days a week and feel strong. I know that I may lost some endurance, but my strength will still be around when I get back into the game. I've been doing other fun things that count as working out - like rock climbing!
And playing basketball...
I am running the Portland Rock 'n' Roll half marathon on May 18th - and would really like to get in a longer run before then. But I'm not worried if I don't. I have no intention of 'racing' that day - but am just going to soak in the fun and environment of all the running community in Portland brings.

We will see where all of this takes me.

PS Loved watching Boston! Sad Shalane didn't get first but LOVE her new PR and she truly kicked ass. Also LOVE that Meb killed it! I feel even cooler since I've met him in real life!