I feel so out of the blogging loop right now. Last week was one of the craziest weeks of my life, between spending no less than six hours of each day with one of my student organizations for our final production last Saturday and getting some very unexpected but very exciting news that I can’t blog about…yet 😉 There was definitely no time for blogging or reading blogs! I’m of the mindset that blogging is just a part of my life, though–it’s not my entire life. It’s all right if I have to take a break to deal with “real world” things, even if that does mean falling behind.
I’ve been running consistently since my back injury healed. I kept following the Couch-to-5K running plan because since I started running in June, that’s all I’ve done. The thing about the Couch-to-5K, though, is that it’s designed to help you train for a 5K (shocking, I know). That’s all fine and dandy if you’re actually training for a 5K, but I wasn’t. I’m a relatively goal-driven person, so my “training” for nothing felt a little silly.
After the 5K I planned on running became a no-go thanks to my pesky back, I wanted to run a turkey trot. Most turkey trots take place Thanksgiving morning, though. My family always goes to church on Thanksgiving morning, and a 9 a.m. race really doesn’t go well with a 9:30 a.m. church service. Earlier this week, though, I found out that there’s a turkey trot about half an hour away from my school next weekend. I haven’t officially registered yet, but I think I’m going to run it. I feel really spontaneous signing up for a race seven days ahead of time, but I’m at that point in the Couch-to-5K plan anyway, so I figure I might as well run it. Barring any new back injuries or other unfortunate mishaps, I’ll be running a 5K next Saturday!
In related running news, I went birthday shopping today, by which I mean I finally spent some of my birthday money. I’m a really awful spender, but three things convinced me to go shopping today.
That used to be a watch. Last Wednesday, the strap broke off the top. Yesterday, the strap broke off the bottom. I think I spent $13 or so when I bought it in May, so I wasn’t too distraught over the loss. I did, however, need to get a new watch. So today at Target, I bought this:
No, that is clearly not the same watch as the one I had in the first place. This new watch is PURPLE, not teal. Obviously that will make all the difference in the world. In all honesty, I don’t have high hopes for the longevity of my new watch, but it was the cheapest one at Target ($9.99! Even cheaper than the last time around!),
it’s purple and I really just need something to tide me over until Christmas-ish. There’s a good chance a Garmin will find its way onto my Christmas list and/or my post-Christmas shopping list. When/if I get a Garmin, my new purple friend will be retired. This is a temporary thing (hopefully).
Thing #2: It snowed on Thursday. Actually, it precipitated in all forms on Thursday, but the point is winter is coming. Since I really hate running inside and I rarely have access to a treadmill, I needed warmer running clothes.
Thing #3: Target had a lot of their C9 clothes on sale this week. Need I say more?
Happy birthday to me!
Do you have any upcoming races?
How are you about spending birthday money? Do you save it forever like me or spend it right away?