Thursday, May 23, 2013

Three Things Thursday

My spring calendar is always my busiest race schedule. I train hard all winter and pray for results come spring. Since I nabbed a new marathon PR last month, I'll deem this past training cycle a success. After the relay race last weekend, I put my Garmin away for awhile. It's time to let my body recover (heal) and just relish in the joy of the run.  This week I've done a couple Spinning classes and a several runs as well.  I find running naked (no technology gadgets) a completely FREE feeling... releasing myself from the analytics of a watch and the expectation of how fast I should be moving. To be able to finish and feel good is enough. I plan to run naked for the rest of May. It's so old-school running and I love it.

It's been a busy week in our house, wrapping up the school year. Tomorrow is Big Girl's last day of school... and yesterday was Little Girl's preschool graduation. Both my kiddos will now be in grade school!  I can hardly believe how quickly the years have passed since they were babies. I'm taking extra effort to make this "the best summer ever" for us. It takes tricky coordination to squeeze in my runs, so I better get used to that 5am alarm.
Proud parents a new Kindergartener!

My arm needs to be wrapped when I run
since I have poison ivy all over
the underside. UGH!
Nature bit me back for clearing trails through our back woods. After relentless washing, poison ivy still found its way into my system. I went running to the doctor as soon as I saw the rash develop. Obviously, the doc didn't understand my explanation of "I'm highly allergic". The rash and blisters have only gotten worse, despite the prednisone. I returned yesterday for more pills, prescription-strength cream and a nice cortizone shot in the ass. I'm so uncomfortable in my skin right now... praying for relief to come soon.


  1. Enjoy running without your garmin! I agree, it's a very free feeling! Yay for kindergarten graduations!! Hope the poison ivy heals up quick!

  2. I did the same thing after my first marathon three weeks ago. Just let it all go and am running free until I decide it's time to race again.

  3. I just started running naked about three weeks ago - after being in training from August to April, it was needed. It's been tough though, or at least a difficult transition. Slowly learning to appreciate it.

    Hope you enjoy! :)

  4. Feel better soon! Poison ivy is no joke!

    That little graduation cap and gown is so cute. Congrats to your daughter on making the big move to kindergarden. :)

  5. Love running naked but don't like the poison ivy. Ugh! So sorry!!!!!

  6. Yuck!! =( I hope the poison ivy clears up soon!

    Congrats to your littles - my daughter just finished her first year of preschool, and my son is almost done with Kindergarten. How is that possible??? =)

  7. I feel for you! I had poison ivy a couple years ago...& not on my arm. I wanted to die.

  8. Congrats to your chickie!!! I hope your poison ivy is better soon...ugh!!

  9. What is that saying? "No good deed goes unpunished?" I hope you get quick relief!!


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