Hello and welcome to another episode of Random Thoughts Thursday! We are talking all things running, non running, whatever related today. So, let’s get straight to it.
–Thanks again to all of you for your well wishes and good vibes concerning BB100. Honestly it was such an incredible experience and I think out of both 100 milers that I’ve done this course was my favorite. Even with the mud and messy terrain, the trail is super runnable and I think on a dry day it would be perfect for some fast running. They do have a 50 miler in April too – and since it is warmer that time of year there are lots of alligator sightings!
Can you imagine running past those big ole things?
–Full disclosure I was slightly disappointed I saw ZERO gators during my 100 mile run. It is funny because I thought since you’re running on the bayou, you would see them everywhere? But apparently they don’t like the chilly weather and they only come out to get their sun tan. Figures.
–Upon finishing a 100 miler, you simply cannot just tell people, “Hey, I just completed a 100 mile race” without folks giving you a reaction of confusion. Like, IT IS KIND OF A BIG DEAL that you did such a feat. They first look at you like you’re a complete psychopath, and then ask you to repeat yourself as if you misspoke. Then they say something to the effect of “so, all at once?” “When do you sleep?” in sheer bewilderment. And it is not just your non runner friends.
-You know you’re a crazy runner when even your RUNNING friends think you are crazy.
-And I’m very aware and fine with that. Crazy is my gift.
–Post race eats- Popeye’s popcorn shrimp with rice and a biscuit. Okay, I had TWO biscuits y’all. Can we just talk about the amazingness that is the Popeye’s biscuit. Good gracious alive.
–I have a ridiculous amount of holiday parties to attend this weekend that just thinking about it makes me cross eyed. It all starts tonight.
–Also, I’ve gotten ZERO Christmas shopping done. I guess I had better get to it. Maybe I can do some on my lunch break today.
–In other news, my pink Christmas tree makes me happy and like all is well with the world.
How is your week going? Are you finished with your Christmas shopping? (you overachiever, you.)