Well, it is RANDOM THOUGHTS Thursday and I have to say that I am here for it!! I hope you are having a great week so far. It is without a doubt that day of the week where I spill all of the latest and greatest on what is currently going on in my life right now. Sometimes it has to do with RUNNING (because yes, this is a running and fitness blog) and sometimes it definitely does not! So, come along for the ride…let’s go!
–I fell like lately every blog post I am talking about the weather. But I kind of can’t help it because Texas weather has just been so up and down! Today, the high in Dallas is just about 80 degrees. I kid you not. When I heard that on the radio this morning, I just about went home to grab my swimsuit. Take me to the nearest pool please and thank you. Drink with an umbrella in it, in hand.
–Never mind the fact that it was just about 20 degrees a few short days ago. Yeah, never mind that nonsense. I am more than ready for spring and my Texas bluebonnets to start popping up everywhere.
–I’ve been listening to The Love Below album by Outkast this week. Love that album. “She Lives in my Lap” – on repeat. Ha, great song.
–I love my new road running group. Like, I think they are all excellent and cool and really good looking. And also, I want to continue running with them until I qualify for Boston. So I can get a cool Boston jacket, you know like the popular kids/jocks in high school with the letter jackets?! Kinda like that. (I know some of you already have jackets that read my blog so don’t rub it in my face – my ego is fragile.) But, I am going to wait until the FALL to shoot my shot since I am only a few minutes off from a BQ. I do all of my long runs with them right now so I think that is helping. Until then, I will just keep running my 50 mile and 50k races and pounding the dirt path. Because, I love my trail running group too. It’s fun to have 2 groups to run with.
–You know what is funny about TRAIL and ROAD runners?! You don’t have many hybrids. Meaning, runners that really enjoy and dabble in both surfaces. For instance, I do both ultras and then shorter road races. But then I talk to my good looking BQ roadie friends and they are all like, “Oh, NO I don’t do trails- that is too hard” or something to that affect. And then, the trail/mountain goats are all like “Road?! Pssh….trails are where it’s at. Who does road races anymore??” I’m telling you – there are very few runners that really like both. I feel like you are either good at one or really good at the other. I just so happen to like both. So I think I am a unicorn.
–Speaking of unicorns, my mama bought me this unicorn for Valentine’s Day?! Isn’t it super cute – his name is Fluffy.
And there you have it!
Tell me something random about your week! What do you like better – road running or trails, or do you equally like both?
20 thoughts on “Random Thoughts Thursday.”
I did laundry on Tuesday vs. Sunday this week, does that count as random??? Currently a road racer/runner!! There are a few trails around here, but they are paved maybe due to all the sand??!!
Haha in Florida yes, lots of sand I can imagine!!!
I heard somewhere that the weather is THE most talked about topic in major cities. I know we discuss it a lot up here.
Very cute unicorn!
Thank ya!! Love my new pet!!
CHELSEA!!! I miss you but follow you on IG all the time. You are going to get that jacket soon. I feel it in my bones. You are just amazing. I can’t wait to see it happen. XO
RACHEL!!!! I MISS YOU! XOXO hope all is well sweets 🙂
Roads and trails both have their appeal, but I’m too pace oriented to ever love trails like I love roads. If I quit running during a race, I have failed.
PACE NERD – I totally get it. I think when I let go of being fastfastfast all the time I started enjoying it much more. And, the true blessing of trails – less injuries and more running 🙂
Ultras have a “best blood” category. I’ve never seen that given out in any road races haha.
See what I mean?! Commenters – take note, you are reading road racer thoughts. I love it, but yes both sides have their pros and cons. You’re always welcome to share your thoughts here with me, friend. Speedy recovery for ya!
We’re all on the same team. I’ll run trails with you any time! 🙂
I’d enjoy that. You’re always welcome to come join!! I’ll be on the east coast one of these days for a trail ultra- that’s on my list, at least!
Plenty of them to choose from over here. Maybe I’ll pace you for some of those miles, as long as they are flat…and paved haha.
Boooo LOL 😉
Ok I’m a unicorn then as I really love my trails, but I like road too!
Heck yeah!! Unicorns unite!!! 🦄🙌😊
aw! That unicorn is adorbs. Being a lover of both trail and road running, you are probably a unicorn (I think the trail runners even get a little bit of an elitism in regards to the surface), and it’s sweet that your mama gave you a Fluffy for Valentine’s Day. 🙂
Thanks love!! The trail community is a special one for me, I truly have grown to love it!!