Saturday, August 2, 2014

Just 5 More Minutes, Ma...

I have been soooooo tired lately.   Is 35 the new 55?  Some days it feels that way.  I think I could sleep for about 20 hours if someone let me.  As it is, I got to sleep in this morning and didn't get up until 9:30.   That may be a record for me (since having kids, anyway!).

One thing I have been doing lately besides craving extra sleep is thinking.  I've been doing a lot of thinking.  Mostly late at night, which is probably why I'm so tired.

So what am I thinking about?  Well, mostly, random stuff like getting a job, my crazy kids, Revenge (the t.v. show, not actual vengeance).  But I've also been thinking about Cleveland.   More specifically, the North Coast 24 Hour Endurance Run.  You may remember me mentioning it.   24 hours, running and walking in a circle?  I registered for it 6 months ago, then realized I was seriously under-trained and decided not to do it.  Even got a refund from the race director.

Yeah.  Um.  After Endless Summer last weekend, I kinda...  I mean, there are these people...  And then I bought a plane ticket...



*ahem*  Yeah.  I'm going.   To Cleveland.  To run (walk) NC24.   In 7 weeks.  Because...  Well, maybe because I'm insane.  But also because there are people that will be there that I really want to meet, and it'll be fun, and the plane ticket was really cheap, and I'm going to be (hopefully) starting back to work soon, and this is my last chance to blah blah blah.

I'm going because I want to.



So now I just have to figure out the whole blister situation.  I bought new socks and some powders and things and I will be trying them all out and then, of course, giving the internet my opinion because, hey, that's what the internet is for.  Singing cats and random people's opinions about stuff.     (Also, Simon Cowell memes, apparently.)

Now, if you'll excuse me, I've been awake for 2 hours and now need a nap.   (Just kidding, the kids are upstairs screaming and I should probably go check that out.....) 

8 comments:

  1. You will have so much running the 24. Or at least enjoy the company :).

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    1. I am really looking forward to it! =)

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  2. How exciting!! It will be so much fun to meet people. As for blisters, I was listening to a podcast in which they interviewed an ultra runner and she said she coats her feet with Body Glide & wears some special toe socks to prevent blisters.

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    1. I have some toe socks, but the blisters I've been getting aren't on my toes so I'm not sure they'd help. For sure the Body Glide is a good idea, though!

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  3. WooHoo - look at you - so exciting that you are going after all!! Just think of all the extra sleep as part of your training for that 24 hour event!!!

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  4. Cool! It will be a fun adventure! Let us know what you figure out with the blisters!

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  5. I know it sounds crazy, but I've used Saran wrap to protect my feet on long hikes and runs. I wrap between my toes, which can really get roughed up and blistered. Not a breathable solution, but it's been effective. It may be worth a try, but I'd test it on a run first!

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  6. Yay!! I'm so happy for you! Have you tried moleskin?

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