Friday, September 1, 2017

Pet Peeves While I'm Running

Yesterday while I was turning a movie on for M, I noticed this letter practicing on our speaker...I think I need to do some deeper cleaning around our house. At least I know that they are learning.


V loves the wagon. We went on a walk and he spent the next 30 minutes climbing in and out of it.  This kid may be a handful most of the time, but he sure is cute and I love watching him learn and discover things. 


After J got back from school, these two sat and played on the couch like this for an hour. They miss each other when they are apart and I hope that they will always be close friends. 


M had her pre-school meet and greet yesterday. She acted very shy for the first few minutes but then she opened right up.  She got to pick her seat and a treat at the end. She's excited to start and she has several friends in her class starting out.



I did an at home workout the other night since I didn't get to do a run. I didn't realize how weak my arms are. They were shaking by the end. (Things to work on).  I got up and ran 6 miles this morning though. It felt good until the last mile. That last mile was HARD today. My legs were tired and trying to stop but they kept going. 


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When you run a lot, you start to notice things that bug you while you're running.  While, most of the time, I try to keep my running positive, the other day I was noticing things that were just annoying. So I thought I'd share some of my running pet peeves today. Meaning things that bug me while I run, not things that runners do that bug me.

- My ears sometimes get a little clicking or popping sound in them when ever I take a step. This has happened since high school.  My sister and a running friend noticed it all about the same time and decided to call it the nail polish syndrome (I'm pretty positive that someone else has a better name for it) because it sounded like someone was shaking a nail polish bottle in our heads.  I've never been sure what causes it but it's annoying.

- Sometimes when I run in the cold, it sounds like I'm under water for a while after I run. This is a pretty recent thing and it's really annoying. The first time I noticed it, I felt like maybe I was going deaf...not sure what's going on with my ears when I run, but I hope it's not permanent.

- Also when I run in the cold, my teeth and the outside of my ears ache when I get back. This, I'm pretty positive, is a sinus thing. It's one of the reasons I try not to run in weather under 60 degrees.

- It really bothers me when my pony tail starts to slide out. I always have two elastics in my hair when I run. Growing up I never had thick hair, but after having kids, I suddenly have more hair than I have ever had in my life.  So I have to use more than one elastic to keep it up and tight enough not to bug me.


- Another hair related one: when you put your hair up but you realize after you start running or working out that you missed a chunk and it drives you nuts the rest of the time.

- Rocks in your shoes are obviously really annoying

- When your shoes come untied during a race or run, annoying. Also when your shoelaces are long enough to hit you in the ankles while you're running, that's annoying too. This is why I not only double knot, but I tuck my shoe laces under.

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- When you're running along and doing great and suddenly you run into a swarm of bugs.  Especially when a bug gets in your eye and you have to stop to get it out and then it looks like you're crying the rest of the run.

- When you're running around town and you hit every single light...or any light.

- When drinking fountains are broken when you need a drink really bad.

- When you're running with music or a podcast, and your phone dies. Or when you're tracking your run on your phone and your phone dies. Or when someone calls you in the middle of a run. Basically a lot of phone problems.

What are your biggest pet peeves?

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