Oh lordy.

I was a hot mess this afternoon during my short 4 (that should have been 5) miles.


I had a dentist appointment this morning at 9am. I’m in the middle of getting a crown re-done. Lots of novacaine numbing and drilling going on. When I wrapped up at the dentist I quickly managed to squeeze in a few errands and deal with a few work related emails (i took today as a sick day but didn’t want to leave people hanging). By noon I finally realized I better get to steppin running because it was already 80 degrees. And off I went on what was to be a casual 5 miler. Oh, but casual this was not. NO it was a mess with a dress singlet and capris. First the sweat started to pour into my eyes because I opted for no hat or visor #FAIL!. I did however have sunglasses on but that just made the sweat pool up faster and sting my eyes even more. By mile two I was wiping and rubbing my eyes so much that I couldn’t even see. Combine that with a fingernail and BAM I left a nice big bleeding cut above my eyebrow. At this point I was flat out PISSED! I just wanted to get home. My mouth was half numb still but the throbbing from the tooth that was drilled started to get worse.

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I cut the run down to 4 and went home only to dribble my entire bottle of water down my shirt as I couldn’t feel my lip. It’s actually kind of funny now.

Then I read this girl’s post and was so relieved that someone else was having a craptastic day.

Luckily I was able to hijack a friend to go to my favorite tex-mex restaurant. Because chips and salsa work wonders for the soul.


So there you have it folks! I better re-think the name of my blog. Because today the sweat only made the small stuff even more annoying. Tomorrow I have a 9 miler on tap. Gonna try and keep it to 10:50 pace for all 9 miles. We’ll see. Happy humpday! I’m off to walk the dog in the hopes I don’t scratch myself anymore today.

Question: Do you agree chips and salsa cure all or am I not a wise runner?

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