Yup. You heard right.
Rewind. This morning it POURED on my way to work. Actually, when I left home, there was a hailstorm going on! That was interesting. This is what my commute looked like. (At a red light, don’t worry.)
Of course, things cleared up as soon as I stopped driving.
Spring has definitely sprung in these parts. The grass is green and the flowers and trees are beautiful.
Unfortunately, they’re also making me MISERABLE.
I seem to be extra-allergic to Kansas City. All fall I could barely breathe, and now my sinuses are in mucous overdrive. I felt better this morning than I did yesterday morning, but all day I was sniffling and sneezing and my eyes were watering. (And I do take Zyrtec once a day, too!) I also have a constant mildly queasy feeling from all the sinus muck building up in my stomach. Blerg. I hope this is gone by Saturday.
Today’s run was kind of a big deal to me. Mentally, I NEEDED a good run under my belt to feel prepared for Saturday. As per my taper plan, I ran four miles. I kept the pace intentionally slow (10:00/miles) so as not to hurt anything just in case.
It wasn’t particularly easy, given my allergies—breathing was a little harder than normal—but the good news is that my legs felt great! No random shin/calf/knee/ankle pain. Hallelujah.
Of course my feet blistered, though, despite coating them in antiperspirant pre-run. Shocker. I don’t even care at this point—in one week I’ll be fitted for my custom orthotics. If anyone knows how to run with blisters, it’s me, and a new solution is in sight.
Anyway, it was a big relief to have a solid run under my belt. It wasn’t speedy or easy, but it was definitely a-ok. Phew.
In other news, people are very excited to come to our wedding!
Bringing the updated total to 63 yeses, 36 nos, 105 delinquent.
Oh, and here’s some further proof that Southpaw and Milhouse are lovers.
What’s your favorite thing about spring? I have to say, I love flip-flops and I don’t know what I’ll do now that I have a job where I can’t wear them to work every day!