Random thoughts while running…

The mind tends wander a bit during long runs…here are a few of my random thoughts from this morning:

Mile 1: Ugh..maybe only 6 miles today…well 7, if I’m going to 6 I might as well do 7 because that’s an hourish…ok, 7.
Mile 2: Honeysuckle! Omgness I love that smell, see its good we are out here, oh and fireflies too, magical πŸ’ž…wait, where is that dead…eek there, it’s right there so gross.
Mile 3: 🎢

“And I just can’t keep living this way, so starting today, I’m breaking out of this cage…”

Mile 4: Calves are kinda hurting, JaN was right…but crosstraining is good, soreness means you are getting stronger, it’s not pain, just sore.
Mile 5:
Mile 6: What? Is this mile 5 or 6? Gasp FOX! Quick, phone, unlock, camera….blurry damn.
Mile 7: Head in the game, all up hill DO NOT look at the top, eyes on the ground, it’s only 1 mile.
Mile 8: Ok 2, so it’s a 2 mile hill #noted …crosstraining is paying off though, I feel good, still…don’t look up.
Mile 9: Yep, I think I can do 11…πŸƒπŸ˜„

What are some of your random running thoughts?







Can I really write a blog without sounding completely cheesy? What will people think about what I have to say…will anyone be interested? How do I get people to read my blog? What if no one likes it or my friends read and think…I don’t even know what…

Here it goes, my name is Carrie my husband and friends call me Mocha. I have 3 stepchildren, two dogs and I work in Graphic design. To be honest I had absolutely no desire to blog about my life or my anything for that matteir until I started running. I’m not quite sure what it is about running that makes us crazies (runner types) want to talk about it (constantly) but it’s an affliction most of us have. We want to tell you everything about our run. About our breathing, what time we left the house, what the weather was like, who we saw, what we saw, heard, felt, smelled…well, you get the picture. I’ve been running since 2012, I signed up for my first Half Marathon in 2013 and I think that is when my constant chatter began. So now to keep from driving the people closest to me crazy I’ve finally decided to write about it. No this will not cure my obsessive running chatter but I’m hoping this blog will devert some of my thoughts and feelings and maybe possibly slow my loved one’s decent into madness.

I also love to cook, I’ll share any recipes that make our faves list. I rarely follow any recipe exactly so I’ll list tips and tricks if I make any adjustments. Looking forward to hearing from you and hope that you find something here that interest you.