Monday, November 23, 2009

My Happy Place

First of all I want to say WOW!
Welcome to the madness that is me and my running life!

The photo below is My Happy Place, along with The Train Trestle I blogged about last month (read about that HERE). When I get tired or overwhelmed I want to close my eyes and see myself standing here, with the waves crashing and the sun setting. The sand under my feet. Everything seems to melt away, until I open my eyes and see the dark dreary skies that are here for the next 7 months.

Where is your happy place?

On more of a running note, OUCH! I forgot to wear my body glide (oops) during my awesome run with Tall Mom. My arm pits are on fire! My shirt, bra and arms (I guess????) all rubbed together to rub my sweet smelling pits raw. Grrrrr! I know better but body glide slipped my mind. I almost always were it when I am running anything over 10 miles. Next Sunday I will not forget!! Mark. My. Words.

Today I am grateful for:
My awesome dog who is ever-forgiving (will I be so lucky with my fiends?)
Wall heaters that make a room so cozy.
My winter Victoria Secret PJ's.
Happy days when all seems right with the world, if even for a moment.

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  1. What a great picture...makes me happy just looking at it :)

    So weird about the chaffing...I wonder if your shirt is too big?

    I am so excited for your race...I forgot to tell you, my running buddy Shelby ran a sub 2 hour PR at the Rock 'N' Roll after training with me...So I sorta have the running buddy midus touch :)

    Lora played Volleyball at Cameron University in Oklahoma..

  2. Lovely picture, I can imagine that's your happy place.

    I have to say I don't have one but it might be a good idea to find one.

    I'm excited for you too for next Sunday!

  3. Mmmmm...Carmel-by-the-Sea...the beach at the bottom of the hill.

    That sucks about the chafing, dude. So far, I haven't had that problem except when I wear my shorty short-shorts, which is not often. (Knocking on wood right now.)

    Can't wait to meet you on Sunday. I'm not sure where we should meet up afterward or if you want to wait around for me to finish! LOL! Do you want to try to meet before? Are you going to have your phone? E-mail me at kerrie (at) sanitydepartment (dot) com.

  4. My happy place is Costa Rica! I went there in June with my wife, just the two of us, no kids. It was awesome! The empty beaches, the iguanas and monkeys, the food... how much happier does it get than that?!?

    Well, at least you won't forget the body glide from now on. I suppose that's one positive you can take from having forgotten it.

  5. For real, the under arm chafing is the worst! UGH!!

  6. Hey HBBC buddy! My happy place is the beach where I grew up in RI! I am totally missing it during this rain! It is just the best feeling to lay there and feel the warm sun on you!

    Nothing is worse than forgetting your body glide! I usually don't realize it until I get in the shower and all of a sudden...YIKES!


You're pretty much awesome!!


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