Sunday, March 10, 2013

Saturday Awesomeness!

We were up and at 'em early Saturday morning for an 8 mile run with my half marathon training group. It was a beautiful morning, in the 50's with a south breeze. I thought it would be a little bit humid because the forecast was predicting 90% chance of rain later in the day, but it didn't seem too bad on our run. I wore capris, a short sleeved top, Osielle arm sleeves and I was comfortable. I even was too warm at one point. That's why I like the sleeves, I can easily roll them down or take them off and roll them up in my belt.

It was supposed to be a progression run. I don't think I really did much progressing but I did finish without too much IT band pain. It was tight, but not the excruciating pain I've experienced in the past.

We enjoyed a post run breakfast and antics with some of our favorite running buddies.

I discovered this loveliness on my way home:

I've been having some issues with running blisters lately. It is SO annoying!!  I've tried everything I can think of, Body Glide or vaseline pre run. I have good shoes and socks. I usually wear Feetures or Balega. I've even tried WrightSock which is a double layer sock that is supposed to prevent blisters but I"m still having problems. :-( I think I'm going to try Thor-lo and Smart Wool socks to see if that will make any difference.

After post run breakfast and naps, we got all dressed up for a Saturday night in the big town.....literally!

We went on a "date" to my college alma mater to watch the Roustabouts perform. The Roustabouts is a musical show troupe, much like Glee or Pitch Perfect, that I had an opportunity to be a part of 20+ years ago when I was in college. It was a good show but they sure do things so much differently now than back in the day.

Saturday was just a pretty awesome day. And speaking of awesome, I'm going to link up with my friend, Jennifer. Check out her blog @ FatChick2FitChick. She posts about her weight loss journey as well as daily randomness that we can all relate to. She's got a great sense of humor! I don't care who you are, she posts some funny stuff, right there!!

I guess you could say what makes me awesome is my ability to overcome adversity. I navigated my way through nursing school as a single mom with a young child. I lost 60+ pounds and have kept it off for 6 years. I'm currently battling some running injuries that have slowed me down a little, but I'm deteremined not to let them defeat me! 

That's all I've got time for now. I'm off to the grocery store to shop and meal plan for the week. TTFN

What makes you awesome? Link up and tell us!

Have you ever tried Thorlo or Smartwool socks??


  1. I only have compression socks from Old Navy. But more importantly, you are in Oklahoma?? Im in norman!!

    1. Yes, I'm in Oklahoma. I live about 25 east of Stillwater :-)

  2. I forgot about the Roustabout anniversary. Boo.. Love reading your blog missy! x

    1. Thanks sister! It wasn't the reunion, just a benefit show. It was fun though. Love your blog, too! :-)