July 15th, 2017

So yesterday when Luke came home from work he surprised me with a new pair of Nike Pegasus 34’s for an anniversary gift! Haha that jerk does this to me all the time! He acts like these things are no big deal and that he doesn’t plan on doing anything for them (which is fine by me, I’m not big on celebrating this kinda things anyway.), but then he always does something like this haha. He said he also wanted to go out to dinner, but he got home later than he would have liked and that probably wouldn’t have worked out well. But now he’s promising to take me out on Monday. I told him I didn’t care either way, but whatever. πŸ˜‰ Seriously though, he’s the best!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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Ok but for real though, I’m super excited to add a third pair of running shoes into my rotation. Although I have a feeling it’s going to drop back down to two before too long. I have a feeling on of the pairs of my Nike Free’s is nearing the end of their running life. But anyway, about 2 years ago I had a pair of Pegasus 30’s and I absolutelyΒ adoredΒ them! But once I retired them I never ended up with another pair of the Pegasus. Mostly because from what I understand, Nike likes to stop the production of certain models of shoes for a few years or something like that. I guess that helps bump up their sales once they resume production and sales of those models of shoes. But also because it seems to be hard to find shoes in my size. I wear a size 9 for regular everyday shoes, and a size 10 for my running shoes, but I swear every time I go to a sporting goods store they only have 7’s and 8’s. Which is weird. At least I think it is…I thought 9’s and 10’s were pretty common sizes for women, but whatever. Haha Luke said he had to go to several different stores yesterday to find my size, but he knew how badly I wanted another pair of Pegasus so he hunted them down for me. Like I said, he’s the best!

So I didn’t plan on doubling yesterday, but obviously I needed to take my new shoes out for a spin! So I did! πŸ™‚ They felt just as good on my feet as my last pair of Pegasus did. Obviously they are a little bit bigger and heavier than the Nike Free’s that I usually wear, but I think it’s good for me to add a different model of shoes into my rotation. That’s supposed to be good for working the muscles and ligaments in your ankles and feet a little bit differently and that’s definitely a good thing. πŸ™‚

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So aside from my new shoes being awesome, this run kinda sucked. It was crazy hot/humid (which is my absolute least favorite) and for whatever reason Strava decided not to record my run. Ugh, that was kinda frustrating…I miss my Garmin…But oh well, at least the sunset/clouds/sky was pretty.

 

 

Anyways, I stayed up a little later than usual last night (I went to bed around 12:30 am, instead of my usual 10:30-11 pm), with the intention of sleeping in just a little bit this morning. Finn didn’t exactly let that happen though. He woke me up at 5 am because he needed to go outside. Then he woke me up again around 5:45 because he needed back in. Then around 6:30 my neighbor let his dog out and he was barking, so Finn started barking, so I let him back out, but about half an hour later he needed back in. So at that point I gave up and just got up, even though I really wanted to sleep for another hour, but at that point it just wasn’t going to happen…

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So I got up, had my coffee, and then spent a lot of time procrastinating getting a run in. Not gonna lie, right now I’m kinda liking the idea of doing a run streak and so far I’ve run for 3 day’s straight. Haha I know that’s not much, but you gotta start somewhere, right? Well at this point I’m not really going to call it a streak just yet, but at this point that is the goal, so to keep that going I needed to run at least a mile today. But I really, really wasn’t feeling the whole running thing this morning. But that was definitely more of a mental thing than a physical one.

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Literally me this morning…

But luckily for my little, baby “streak”, I finally got off my ass and got a mile done. Haha obviously it’s not much, but now I’m just that much closer to actually being able to call this thing a streak. πŸ™‚

Anyway, I think they whole mental block with running is because of anxiety. I keep thinking I’m having breathing/asthma problems, but I’m like 90% sure it’s just my anxiety acting up. Especially since it’s been pretty bad lately… I don’t think I’ve really talked much about my anxiety issues on here. Maybe eventually I’ll do into detail about it, but I had to go through a whole thing with a cardiologist a few years ago (because my GP had heard a murmur in my heart at one point), but long story short, turns out it was all just anxiety and my heart is fine. And I mean, I pretty much already knew I had some kind of anxiety disorder. They tend to run in my family actually, and my grandma, mom, both of my sisters, and a few of my cousins all have it in some way shape or form. But I guess it’s nice to actually have a doctor tell you that’s what it is, and that you’re not dying or crazy or whatever.

Honestly I probably need medicated, but that’s not going to happen anytime soon. I hate going to the doctor, I hate hospitals, doctors offices, dentists, and all that stuff (probably because of the anxiety haha). Seriously, every time I go to any kind of doctor’s office my blood pressure tends to be a bit high. Isn’t anxiety great?! (That’s super duper sarcasm by the way πŸ˜‰ ). I also probably need to back off on the caffeine, but that’s also not going to happen anytime soon. πŸ˜‰ Luckily staying active in general, but especially running and yoga seem to help. πŸ™‚

Anyway, I suppose that’s all I have for today.

I hope you have a great rest of the weekend!

~Ashley

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18 thoughts on “July 15th, 2017

    1. Ashley Dailey Post author

      Honestly, I don’t get the whole foot fetish thing, but to each their own. I’m not going to judge something that I don’t completely understand. lol I actually have! At least I think I have. So waaay back when I was 17 years old and working at a Walgreens, some guy came in with some weird story about how he was on some “scavenger hunt” with his friends and one of the items was a pair of socks from a stranger. Being young and naive (and mostly just wanting him leave), I gave him mine. He made some comment about them being nice and warm and that kinda creeped me out, but after that he left and I thought that would be the end of that. But I was wrong! He legit called into the store 3 or 4 more times (and every time it was when I was working so I’m not sure how he managed that), asking for more of my socks. He even offered to pay me! lol I denied him every time though. I thought it was plain creepy. So I guess really that was just an interaction with a creeper, but I do think he might if had a foot fetish lol,

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    1. Ashley Dailey Post author

      Haha every once in a while I’ll get weird/slightly creepy messages on Instagram, but other than that I’ve never really gotten anything too weird or crazy haha. I don’t usually respond to weird/creepy stuff though. I just delete it and move on with my life Haha. πŸ˜†

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    1. Ashley Dailey Post author

      Nah, they were just regular old black socks from Walmart. Nothing fancy. Ummm I’ve had people ask if I’m single, for my phone number/snap chat (which I don’t have btw). I’ve had guys tell me I’m gorgeous/beautiful/sexy/should be a model. I’ve had one ask for more revealing photos (I guess he wanted nudes, but didn’t want to put right say it). lol so luckily it’s never been anything too gross or anything, but they just always seem to be putting out creeper vibes, ya know?

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  1. Sarahbell

    Wow, well on the bright side you could say they were complimenting youπŸ˜‚. Thanks for answering my questions, I know I asked a lot of them (sorry about thatπŸ˜‚) Have a good evening/night!

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