I’ m on a Paramore kick. (yes I ran with the ipod again. sue me.) The song title seemed appropriate for today’s run.
Why is it that the first few miles of a run are more often than not the hardest to run? I know I’m not the only one who has that problem, as we’ve discussed this numerous times before on the running mom’s board. But it usually takes me 2-3 miles to “warm up” before I feel GOOD. I wonder what the physiology is behind this? There has to be a good reason. Luckily, I’m taking exercise physiology this fall in school, so I’ll get back to you with my answer, haha. It’s more than likely the fact that I don’t “warm up”. I put on my sneakers, and run out the back door, literally. Now THAT’S what you call a “couch to 5k”. haha.
Anyway, today’s run started out rough. My lungs are still chock full of goop. My sinuses are clear, no fever, nothing like that, just an awful cough that won’t go away. arg. It was beautiful running weather…high 60’s and overcast…minus the pesky 20 mph gusts. But for the first few miles, I had to stop for my every few minute coughing attacks. Mile 3-4 I cruised. low 8:00/high 7:00 miles. It felt fantastic. Alas, my loop led me home at exactly 4 miles, where Rich was waiting for me so he could leave for work. 4.01 miles in 36:43. A 9:10 average pace, thanks to all of the times I had to stand in someones driveway and hock up lung matter (ewwwww, sorry!).
And yes, in case you noticed, Coach Garmin and I made up.
On the home front…my sweet little baby Kain had a surprise for me this morning…his first tooth!! I was totally shocked. He was drooling all over his fat little fist so on a whim I thought I’d feel for a tooth. I didn’t expect to feel anything, but sure enough, there on the bottom was a fresh tooth, just barely poking through the gums. It’s too soon for this! Kain is exactly 7 months and 4 days old. Rowen got his first tooth somewhere between 9-10 months. Just goes to show you no two babies are the same! I can’t help but feel a little sad over the whole ordeal. Kain is my last baby. I’m 99.9997% sure of that. I’m going to miss his little gummy smile.
So get this…one more random thing I need to blog about before you can leave for the day…Mountain Dew tried to pull a fast one on me. For those of you new to my blog: I am hopelessly addicted to the Dew. I wish I wasn’t. I hate that I have to have it. I try and try time and time again to quit, but I keep running back for more. *sigh* So anyway, back to the story, Saturday while out and about, I swung by the Kangaroo (it’s a gas station) for a Dew fix. I grabbed a 20 oz bottle with a retro looking label.It said “Mountain Dew Throwback”.
Cool, new label. Whatever. Right? WRONG! From the first sip I knew that something was wrong. It just didn’t taste the same. Very very similar, but not exact. I couldn’t figure out for the life of me what was up, maybe I had officially lost my mind (I wonder this often). It wasn’t until upon closer inspection of the label once we got home that I saw it. “MADE WITH ALL NATURAL SUGARS”. Whaaaat? No high fructose corn syrup! Now , to the health conscious mountain dew addict this should make me happy. But here is the kicker…..
I don’t like it.
I don’t. It’s just not the same, and I knew this before I knew it was genuinely different. *sigh*. I swear I’m perpetually trying to kick this habit, and one day I will. For now, however, I’ll stick with my classic HFCS dew. I’m sure it does wonders for my running. (har har). But for the rest of you, go check out the throwback. There is a Pepsi version too. (did I really just promote soda drinking? what is happening to me?!?! Richard Simmons, where are you?!!!)