Run, Ramble, Repeat
I ordered this race photo from the Saratoga Springs half I ran two weeks ago. 

I appear to need a lot of accessories while I run: Camelback, ear buds, garmin, iPhone, phone holder, sunnies and sweat band.

I ordered this race photo from the Saratoga Springs half I ran two weeks ago.

I appear to need a lot of accessories while I run: Camelback, ear buds, garmin, iPhone, phone holder, sunnies and sweat band.

Well, ok. If you say so.

Well, ok. If you say so.

Woohoo! Now if you’ll excuse me, my legs don’t work properly from all those hills. I think they need pizza.

Woohoo! Now if you’ll excuse me, my legs don’t work properly from all those hills. I think they need pizza.

So I’m still not feeling well (sore throat, ear pressure, etc.) And because I’m an idiot, I casually checked my symptoms on WebMD. Among other things, I could have:

  • Bird flu
  • Toxic shock syndrome
  • Shingles
  • Scarlet fever
  • Thyroid cancer
  • West nile virus

Oh, good!

The sound of me dying inside

I haven’t posted much of substance lately, because if you don’t speak about something, that’s means it’s not true… Right?

I think I’m sick. I took 3 rest days in a row last week and then set out for my long run on Sunday. I made it exactly 1.3 miles before I had to call my hubby to come get me. Tear-soaked, sweat-covered and all. It was awful. I was deflated.

Then yesterday, TWO people in my office looked at me (at different times) and said “Erin you look awful!” So I went home early.

The worst part is that I don’t exactly know what’s wrong. I’m achy all over, perpetually exhausted, feel like I need to pop my ears or my head will explode, and I have a bit of a sore throat.

Ugh ugh ugh. I’m supposed to be running the PA Grand Canyon half marathon on Saturday morning and l’m starting to freak out a bit. It’s a hard and hilly run and my body just feels like garbage. I don’t want to drop out but I also don’t want to over-exert myself and cause more trouble in the long run.

Stupid summer sickness.

I was tagged by the beautiful earlybirdnow to post six pictures I love of myself. Because I’m difficult, here’s seven.

1) a 25” flounder I caught at my parents beach house a few years ago- 2011?

2) my first half marathon in new york, March 2013

3) after completing the swim portion of a team triathlon last summer

4) cheering on the nittany lions last year. Let’s go PSU!

5) the day I picked up baby Maizy, in December 2009

6) a picture my hubby snapped in ohio this winter. I just like it for no good reason

7) sighting in my Ruger before hunting season last year

Now it’s your turn! runningforbiscuits katiemakesamess shufflingalong rookcanrun chrisontherun espressoandendorphins

Rule #1, always post the rules.  Rule #2, answer the questions the person who tagged you asked, then write 11 new ones.  Rule #3, tag 11 people then link them in the post.  Rule #4, tell them you tagged them.  Rule #5, tell the person that tagged you when you’ve answered the questions.

I was tagged by running-engineering-cats! Sorry it has taken me so long to do this! :-)

1. Who did you first follow on Tumblr?

I can’t remember! I wasn’t sure I was going to blog for very long, and I definitely wasn’t into running or exercise at all really, so it was probably a fashion blog!

2. If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Some cheese-covered food. Pizza, macaroni and cheese, grilled cheese… girl loves her cheese.

3. What is your ideal day like?

Waking up early with the sunrise and a temperature of about 55 and no humidity, going on an effortless run that makes me remember why I love running, coming home and devouring a delicious breakfast and then taking an epic nap. After my marathon nap, spending time with my hubby and my dog and eating pizza. Sounds perfect to me!

4. Do you have any pets?

Yes, I have a four-year-old basset hound named Maizy. She drives me insane and is the love of my life. 

5. What were you like in high school?

In gym class, people received awards for doing well at certain sports, or being a good team leader, etc. My award was “most talkative.” That pretty much sums up my high school life right there. 

6. Favorite color?

Pink!

7. What is something you’re looking forward to?

I’m looking forward to completing my first marathon on October 5. Gah!

8. What’s one song that will always make you dance?

I’m actually a terrible dancer, so I don’t know. But I love music and I’ll jump around to any song!

9. Ever broken any bones?

Never!

10. Who is a person in your life that you admire?

My daddy <3 

11. What outfit are you wearing when you feel super confident? 

A work dress and heels. Power outfit!

Ok, I’m tagging: aliciabobeesha33, bibbermanblack, courtrunson, danagoesthedistance, gettingamyright, honestlyamy, ihopeyoulikeblackberries, sararuns, thesweet50, thefuturereynolds, whenmysexyisright     Hope you have fun with this!!

Now my questions…

1. What did you want to be when you grew up?

2. What’s your favorite state?

3. What song will you always remember the lyrics to?

4. What’s your favorite dish to cook or bake?

5. What’s your favorite food to order at a restaurant? 

6. Apple, Android or something else?

7. Are you a good photographer?

8. What’s your proudest moment?

9. Who is someone you can always count on?

10. Gatorade- yes or no?

11. Favorite season?  

Run for 20 minutes and you’ll feel better. Run another 20 and you might tire. Add on 3 hours and you’ll hurt, but keep going and you’ll see—and hear and smell and taste—the world with a vividness that will make your former life pale.
Scott Jurek, Eat & Run (via zestoftheday)

Yes.

I haven’t run since Wednesday. I was bangin out miles and workouts 6 days a week and now… 3 rest days? I’m trying to listen to my body because I legitimately feel tired and run down. I’m just hoping this is actually my body saying it needs rest and isn’t laziness.

Ugh.

Funny- the Mac and cheese! Served in a 12&#8221; skillet about 4&#8221; deep&#8230; Ohhh myyy.

Funny- the Mac and cheese! Served in a 12” skillet about 4” deep… Ohhh myyy.