My mind tends to wander while I'm on the treadmill. These are some of the thoughts that occupied my mind during my past few runs...
Sweat on chapped hands
Since winter has come in AZ my hands have been so dry and recently they got so bad they cracked in a few spots. When I run and my hands start sweating it burns my poor little knuckles.
Sweat drops making me itch
As my body gets warmed up and my head starts sweating I can feel the little droplets running down my scalp and it so itchy! Until my whole head is damp with sweat, I am constantly scratching!
Sweat on my earphones
Another sweat issue...One thing I love is when I drop my earphones for a bit and when I put them back in they are all wet from the sweat dripping down them (sarcasm, in case you didn't catch it).
Heart rate reader on Treadmill
There is one treadmill at the Y that's a little shady. When it's not being used it flashes an estimated heart rate. The rest of the machines sit with a blank screen. I just wonder what's up with that...
Guess What They Look Like game
A little game I like to play is to try to guess what the people look like on the machines in front of me. At our Y, the elliptical machines are behind the bikes and the treadmills are behind the elliptical machines. So, if I get there and people are working out on the machines in front of me, I try to guess what they look like. It's kinda entertaining.
I discovered that showering at the Y is the greatest idea. If I shower at home I have to worry about the boys...are they going to get hurt, fight, raid the candy bowl, etc. I could shower when Henry naps and Jaxon watches a movie, but then I'm using precious "my time" to shower. So, I leave the boys in the kids center for a few extra minutes and enjoy a worry-free shower all to myself. But...the shower curtains are in desperate need of replacements. The holes at the top that the rings go through are breaking and the metal rings are rusting. They don't stay closed very well because of the broken holes unless you stuff it between your stall and the next. It works, but I figure with what people pay per month for a membership, they can afford to get new curtains.
I was told that marathoners often lose toenails. Well, I was doing good until this past week with the 2nd 16 miler. The toes next to my big toes on both feet feel like they are going to lose their nails. It's kinda freaking me out. It hurts to wear socks and really hurts when little Henry steps on them. I'm not sure what to do about it. I don't think my shoes are too small. They have been fine all this time. I thought it was just from running so many miles. Does anyone know of a solution? Do tell. Please!
Gu is my new best friend. Chocolate is so yummy:)
My Oma (means Grandma in German) is the best. She watches the kids pretty much every Saturday so I can do my long run. (Devin has wrestling practice.) I love her and she is fabulous!
6 more weeks of training and then it's the RACE!!!