Posted on March 11, 2014
Counting down the minutes to my next run + scents that remind me of being a kid
I might be the only one who is brave enough to say this, but I love the time change. The sun is out longer which makes this solar powered grandma seem like a party animal plus I feel so much more productive. Of course I don’t have kiddos or a real job, but I’m sure the change makes a big difference for folks who do.
Anyway, I was counting down the minutes until I got to run again. I explore areas I normally wouldn’t while running, so I hit up a new trail.
It was one of those I iffin LOVE running days. It wasn’t easy, but it was so nice to be doing what I love while catching some fresh, salty ocean air and cat calls from bums. Plus I almost got ran over while running in a crosswalk. Reminded me of the good ole Bay Area days, ha!
I never regret trading grass for succulents, but I do miss it a lot. So I stopped to take it all in for a bit. Fresh cut grass is one of my favorite scents ever. It reminds me of being a kid, playing outside while my dad mowed the lawn. I was that kid who didn’t care how hot or cold it was, I had to be outside all the time, and most of the time barefoot.
The two things I wanted when I got home were an ice cold lemon lime Nuun – it was a warm run, and to kick my feet up.
So I kicked my feet up on the wall for a couple minutes and it felt SO good.
What is it about running that makes me not want to stop moving the rest of the day? I got so much accomplished, but I had to force myself to stop because the last time I kept going, I jacked up my paws. That stuff can wait another day anyway.
So I came up with the awesome idea to get a pedi. Sometimes I make great life decisions. Sometimes.
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Time change: love it, hate it, doesn’t apply to you?
What scents remind you of being a kid?
Do you find that you’re more productive post workout?
Yes, but not after a half marathon. It blows my mind when I see runners finish a half or full and walk around the rest of the day. Y’all are rock stars. All I want to do is drink coffee, take a shower and sit my lazy butt on the couch with a salt lick.