Thunderstorms, Half Marathon Training, and Other Fun Friday Things

At 2 o’clock this morning I was awoken by a huge flash of lightning and a crazy crash of thunder. My first sleepy though was “awesome!” and then I started to drift back to sleep. Until the second bang of thunder that is. That’s when I remembered that the bunnies were outside and they were going to get soaking wet if I left them out there. Now, before anyone freaks out and asks me why they don’t have any shelter, they do, it’s just that the boards don’t have any kind of finishing on them. So when it rains the wood gets when and then the rabbits get wet.

I had to run outside in the pouring rain, grabbed Rey, who usually doesn’t mind being picked up but today didn’t appreciate me pulling her out of the hutch into the rain, ran her inside and put her in the dog crate. The ran back into the rain to grab Daisy, who hates being picked up and fought me every second of our journey into the house. But I got them in before they got soaking wet and that’s all that matters.

Since it was 2 in the morning I obviously planned on going back to sleep after the bunnies where safe and dry. Unfortunately that didn’t go well…Luke was snoring like crazy and started kicking me in his sleep. Luckily that didn’t last too long and I fell back asleep, but like, 40 minutes later it was thundering like crazy and Luke woke me back up to see if I had brought the rabbits inside. Awesome. πŸ˜‘

So I had  my alarm set for 7 o’clock this morning. I usually get up on my own around that time anyway, but I’m trying to get back onto a specific scheduled so my body will get used to running at 8 am, so I wanted to be sure I got up on time. But thanks to our early morning shenanigans that didn’t happen. I ended up laying in bed for 20 minutes trying to go back to sleep, but with the dogs jumping in and out of bed that didn’t happen.

Anyway, after a much needed cup of coffee and a banana (hey, it’s better than the breakfasts I’ve been having. Well…not having) I started my run about an hour after I had originally planned. 

According to my schedule I was supposed to do more hills. Haha nice try Garmin! But I’m sick of hills and there was no way I was doing that today!! It still ended up being a tough workout though (even though I may or may not have walked up several hills) thanks to my lack of sleep, tight hamstrings, and the humidity from the thunderstorms earlier this morning. But Green Day makes everything better and that’s really all that matters. πŸ˜‰

So as you can see, I ended up doing 4 miles today. They were 4 very random miles. I did random pick ups, walking breaks, and thought my pace was all over the place, but apparently I managed to stay kinda consistent.  This is also the fasted I’ve done 4 miles in a while. I’m still not sure how I managed any of that, especially with all of my hill walking, but I’ll take it!! 


 

Anyway, you know how some runs leave you super energized and ready to take on the day? And how others just leave you feeling drained for the rest of the day? Unfortunately my run today was the latter. I’ve just felt tired and super bleh all day. So, nothing really got done hahaha. 

When Luke got home we dozed in bed for a bit, ate dinner, then Luke made tomato sauce and pickles. Unfortunately his tomato sauce jar broke in the boiling water, which happens. But at least we have more pickles. I mean, we want to make sure we don’t run out. πŸ˜‰

Aaaand now it’s looking like it’s going to thunderstorm again and we’re under a tornado watch. I don’t mind though, I like thunderstorms. Haha and I’ve already brought the bunnies in so I won’t have to go fetch them in the middle of the night. Hopefully that means I’ll get w good night’s sleep before my long run tomorrow.

Happy happy Friday and I hope you have a fantastic weekend!!! 

~ Ashley

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3 thoughts on “Thunderstorms, Half Marathon Training, and Other Fun Friday Things

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