Ugh. Ugh. Ugh. I hate being sick. This past week I got some kind of sinus infection that wiped me for a couple days. Thus, killing my intentions of getting a couple solid runs in after last weekend’s marathon. Ho hum. It was good timing though since I don’t have a race tomorrow. Well, I do. But, I don’t. I am actually volunteering at the Park City Trail Half Marathon tomorrow morning … aaaaand … I am kind of excited about it.
I decided to sign up as a volunteer for a couple of reasons. For one, I ran a marathon last week and didn’t feel it the best practice to actually RUN another race so soon. Another reason is because I wanted to give back to running by volunteering. But, then also I get to volunteer with Becky.
Despite a quick recovery from my marathon it’s probably good that I didn’t have a long run this week because I have Huntsville next weekend before the St. George Marathon. And, well … I’ve got a lot of races after that. Like, eight races in seven weeks. That includes one marathon and one double half marathon in one day.
LOTS OF RUNNING.
But, I am really excited about it. At this point of the year I am really just trying to ramp up my races so that I can focus on just 12 or so races per year until I hit my 180 goal. And, if all goes as planned I should hit 30 races for the year by December. I’m surprised my feet haven’t fallen off yet.
Besides the running, I really am also just focusing on balance with my workouts, diet and life. I am trying to balance my running with my weight training and my diet with my health needs. My weight really hasn’t gone anywhere since I stopped taking my testosterone, but I’m fighting it.
I’m focusing right now on cutting out sugar and needless carbs after 3pm. But, more than that … balance. Balance with foods, meals and fruits & veggies. I’m not really subscribing to a certain “diet.” I am just focusing on balance and eating good whole foods.
I will going back to the doctors within the next couple of weeks to see how my body is reacting to the changes. So stay tuned. If you’re ever so inclined to know …
Anyways, here are a few other things that caught my attention this past week …
- ARRRRRRR … HAPPY TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY MATIES!!!
- My friend Wan qualified for Boston this past weekend at the Big Cottonwood Marathon. Our running group is doing a fundraiser for him to help with the costs since he is also supporting two LDS Missionaries at the moment. Please consider making a donation.
- I’m getting really sick of the NFL these days. Whether it’s Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson or now Jonathan Dwyer this has to stop. Stop the abuse, you’re no better than anyone else. You’re not above the law or your consequences.
- The sad thing is, this isn’t new for the NFL. They’ve swept these kind of things under the rug a lot in the past. I think this is just a bigger deal now because the mainstream media got a hold of Ray Rice’s video which changed everything. It’s sad that is what needs to happen to make a change, but it is what it is.
- If you follow my personal Facebook at all, you know that I love quotes. These are some pretty awesome quotes. More than likely I’ll be sharing some of these quotes in the future.
- So my first email when I was a kid was firstname.lastname@example.org. I was proud of that one. Sadly, it is no longer with us.
- I kind of want to be a pirate now …
- Yeah, we Americans should adopt most of these greetings.
- POP TARTS!!!
- FRUITS AND VEGGIES!!!
- XFL FOOTBALL!!!
- I need to work on my Shakespearean insults apparently?
- I need kids … stat!
- This makes me laugh and cry at the same time. People and their fish.
- Okay, so these GIFs are SLIGHTLY (okay, more than slightly) freaky. Yet mesmerizing.
- I didn’t know that Emigration Canyon was a town in Utah, but apparently they are the most educated city in the state. Which I find kinda cool considering that’s one of my favorite running places.
- I feel like I really need these Onion Goggles. Oh, and probably this batter dispenser as well.
- This is a wonderfully “out of date” blog, but nonetheless hilarious.
- How quaint and lovely are these town mottos.
- This is hilariously mean. Poor kid. She just wants her bearded dad back.
- Here are some facts about cats that you probably don’t know, but should.
- Yeah, 2004 Josh would be slightly lost with today’s sayings.
- I hate soda, but these Amazon reviews of Surge are actually pretty funny.
- I’m slightly surprised my parents or friends haven’t done this to me …
- This story gives me the feels. It is nice to know that there are so many wonderful people out in the world today doing wonderful things for complete strangers.
- Um, yeah, I am glad I don’t have roommates. Just my Mom.
- Sucks to be him. But, that’s what you get …
- We need to do more of this in America.
- I am not that crazy about pancakes, but I am not going to lie these look … um … let’s just say I need them now!
- These pictures and tribute are beautiful.
- This is a funny Tumblr about Twitter Typos. Take a gander.
- I agree on this research.
- Hey everybody … Fox News.
- Here’s a lovely story about President Taft’s milk cow.
- Again my love for maps brought me to this …
- HAHAHAHA … oh, Target. You tried.
- Store this information somewhere in your brain for the next time you’re on Jeopardy or playing Trivial Pursuit.
- Not to make light of hurricanes, but I really like the name Odile. Just sayin’ …
- This will give you a nice little chuckle.
- I love this.
- This both grosses me out and intrigues me. I’ve always wanted to win a food challenge. I did the pounder challenge during my bigger days at Fuddruckers, but I threw up once I got outside … soooooo … I don’t count it.
- There is such beauty in these pictures. I love pictures of abandoned places.
- Oh my!
- Okay, I think that’s it for me today.
Have a great weekend! If you’re out there running this weekend stay safe and have fun! I’m going to try and get a few miles underneath me. HAPPY RUNNING!!!