TGIF!

Sorry for the crickets over here this past week. I’m alive and well just going through some life stuff. Duncan was attacked by another dog but thankfully he is ok. Miraculously not a bite or scratch on him. It was scary and I had to work hard to get that dog to let go of Duncan and then restrain it until the owners came.

My sweet pup without a single wound. Whew!

My sweet pup without a single wound. Whew!

He's a lover not a fighter

He’s a lover not a fighter

I saw this over at Amanda’s Instagram and it’s absolutely perfect for me right now!

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I love black!

I didn’t run all week until yesterday and by the time I hit the (HOT) pavement in the late afternoon it was over 90 degrees. D to the UMB!

I needed to document mile 2 because I was afraid I wasn't making it any further

I needed to document mile 2 because I was afraid I wasn’t making it any further

I managed to run the first mile fairly comfortably at my normal pace but then I stopped for some water and then I didn’t want to start up again. So I ran and walked in intervals the remaining 4 miles. I have to admit that many times I’ve had the voice in my head that begs me to walk but I always think about my blog post and I don’t want to post a string of posts about how I let the voice win. But yesterday the voice in my head was saying “F the blog—it’s TOO HOT!”  I tried to run every downhill and walk the uphills but truth be told I walked on some downhills too.

I ran the last 1/2 mile on a trail by my house mainly for the shade. Smiling but secretly freaking out that my water bottle is empty.

I ran the last 1/2 mile on a trail by my house mainly for the shade. Smiling but secretly freaking out that my water bottle is empty.

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I ran, I walked but I didn’t quit. And I didn’t need to crawl so that’s a plus!

Yesterday was my last day at my job. I still have my freelance business but I’ll be exploring different full time gigs in the coming weeks. I took the Staten Island Ferry home and enjoy some beautiful postcard worthy views.

Miss Liberty

Miss Liberty

Postcard worthy!

Postcard worthy!

standing on the outside deck.

standing on the outside deck.

I typed up the typical goodbye email and ended it with this sentence:

“Life is a lot like running marathons. It’s not about winning or proving to others that you can run 26.2 miles. Sometimes it’s just about appreciating the journey and proving to yourself that you can go the distance while pushing through challenges along the way.”

I’m hoping to join my running peeps for a few miles tomorrow morning. I miss them! Then I have a photography gig for the afternoon and I’ll be headed to Mr. SOTSS’s for the evening.

Have a great weekend.

What are you up to?

Is it HOT where you live?

Are you good with heat or do you die in it like me?

 

 

1 Comment

  1. Nice work getting out there. I can relate about the heat, it’s been so hot in Southern NJ as well. I am currently debating going out for a run just because of the weather!

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