Random Thoughts Thursday.

You know what time it is…random thoughts Thursday!! This is the day I share all of my confessions and deepest darkest secrets with you. Sometimes it involves running and sometimes it really does not. So let’s get started on the randomness, shall we?

This week has without a doubt been a bit of a shock to the body when it comes to running. It was about 11 degrees Wednesday morning and felt like 5!! That is bone chilling cold for this TEXAN, y’all!! So to say I’ve been loving the sunshine when it does come out is an understatement. The funny part about all of this is the fact that temps will be in the 60s and 70s this weekend. INSANITY. Hello Texas weather, you are forever bipolar. Get with the program.

I have never been more addicted to chapstick. I tell you what if I somehow lose my chapstick during the day I will go absolutely insane. I think probably the most uncomfortable thing to deal with in life is DRY LIPS. Just no.

Although I work in television, I rarely ever watch TV at home anymore. It’s YouTube videos all day everyday. And I’m kind of embarrassed by how many times I’ve looked up old interviews from the OJ Simpson case or Whitney Houston documentaries on there. Kind of obsessed forever in those stories.

Whitney Houston (or Nippy – that was her nickname!!) You will be forever missed.

For some reason I am actually interested in Kylie Jenner’s pregnancy. Like, why exactly is she in hiding? Because she is so young? Also, do you think she will stay with Travis Scott?? Or is the baby really Tyga’s?? OR was she actually Kim K’s surrogate? Also, why do I care so much? SO.MANY. (frivolous) QUESTIONS.

I’ve thought about not racing so much this year and just maintaining my high mileage. It’s tough though because I really enjoy just running for fitness purposes, but I have a wicked competitive streak that needs to be stroked every now and again. You feel me!? So I’m torn. I do have a few items I need to check off the list this year, including my 2nd 100 miler (!!) But it probably won’t be till fall/winter.

This weekend I’m back on the trails – I’ll be running the Knob Hills 25k trail race on Saturday and then playing with trail buds after. I really do feel like trail running has turned me into a stronger road runner in the last year. Something about rocks and roots and all of that damn climbing – will make you tough as nails!! Mentally and physically. Can’t wait to be back on the dirt path.

What are some of your random thoughts this week?

Published by thedancingrunner

Marathon runner & group fitness instructor at 24 Hour Fitness. Passionate about family, friends, traveling. Loves destination races. Loves dining out, cooking in, being around down to earth people, writing, sunrises.

16 thoughts on “Random Thoughts Thursday.

  1. Don’t bother trying to curb your racing – it never works lol
    For hungry competitive folks like yourself that hard. I’m the same way. Maybe run the races and use them as long workouts? Still tho – races are where its at!

    The cold weather across the nation has been annoying. When NYC sees 40 degrees these days its like a heat wave! lol

    1. I know! I absolutely love the camaraderie of races and just being a part of the racing community in general. I think a huge part of it is due to the fact that I feel like I’ve run ALL of the races in DFW in the last 8 years, and it is time to venture out more. Exploring more trail running is helping with venturing out.

  2. Ha, I work in reality tv and I hardly watch any of it. The only reality shows I might watch are My 600 lb. Life and Hoarders/Hoarding. Basically shows that are huge warnings – nothing romance-based. I also need to have like 6-10 chapsticks at all times, stashed in various places so I always have one handy. AND ❤ WHITNEY!!!

      1. Yeah ‘My 600’ and ‘Hoarders’ are both great ways to 1) not overeat and 2) clean my damn house. 🙂 Oh yeah actually I have watched various episodes of RH! Especially NY. I just hate dating shows and like, Big Brother type stuff. Like people just living in a house… talking… and stuff.

      2. HAHAHA for sure!! Never really watched Bachelor or Big Brother or any of those either. I’m a tad too A.D.D to watch a lot of that stuff. Plus, #idratherberunning 😉

  3. So I read that there’s something in the Chapstick that makes your lips drier so that you keep using it. Don’t know how true it is but I guess saleswise it makes sense. Either way I always need something on my lips or they get super dry and cracked so I hear ya!

    1. Yeah I’ve heard about that especially with CARMEX aka crack!! I’ve had to get off of that stuff, it’s too dangerous! I’ve also used coconut/shea butter as natural alternatives, not as bad as ‘chapstick’. I call everything Chapstick, even lip gloss. lol

      1. There is some truth to that. *Putting on his scientist hat* 1. Any product that has methanol or salicylic acid can reduce hydration and increase inflammation.

        2. Since you are moisturizing your lips, you are blocking signaling mechanisms to produce new epithelial cells. Basically the cells become too “ lazy” to do their job.

  4. Minnesota is the same way this week! We were in the low teens on Sunday then tody and tomorrow are predicting 40 for the high (which is warm for Minnesota in January). At least the weather is feeling much better for running outside now.

  5. I love a good Chapstick. I NEED it. I love getting free ones in race packets. I used to get a New Balance Chapstick that was “Wondermint” flavored. It was the best. I think about not racing sometimes, but I’m competitive too.

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