Friday, October 19, 2012

Friday Ramblings

Good morning! I am in a great mood today because it’s finally Friday.

Last night, our running clinic had a 4.5 group mile run. Keep in mind, I was three runs behind them because of sickness and one day of laziness. I was terrified to say the least because I knew I’d feel it. I tried not to whine to Leigh Ann too much because the girl has given me atleast 34514 pep talks since we’ve been friends. Had to give her a day of peace lol! I arrived at the gym around 5:15pm and thought “holy crap this is gonna suck!” and to be honest, for the first half mile it did. I kept thinking I’d never make it through the whole thing but shockingly enough, it got easier. I felt great after, dare I call it a runner’s high? Even Leigh Ann commented that she saw a difference in my post-run demeaner. You mean like I didn’t seem like I’d pass out and/or puke? Sweet.
During Monday's run I felt pain in my left foot but I pushed through it. I know it's because I didn't stretch well enough. Yesterday before we even started running, I felt the pain again. Our running coach has been talking about Planter's fasciitus for weeks so I knew that's what it was. She showed me how to stretch it on the side of the treadmill and suggested rolling a softball or frozen water bottle under my foot. Didn't have either so I settled for a tennis ball and my feet feel totally 100% again today! I'll definitely be doing this after all my runs from here on out.

Tomorrow I am attempting to run my Saturday 3 miler with my husband. We will see how that goes. That lucky duck has the ability to run for miles and miles after not running for months. We are planning to run to the gym, do some strength training, then run home. God help me.

After that we will shower (I promise) and head out to my very first family reunion. Fun times there. I am excited to see some family members I haven’t seen in a while and get introduced 48382756 times to the family I’ve never met (not). I am more concerned about the food than anything because it’s being catered so I have no idea what to expect. I am used to my routine of knowing exactly what is in everything I make and eat. Counting calories is hard when you don't make the food, but I will survives (as long as I know how to love I know I'll stay alive)

Sunday we are going to my mom’s for a barbeque. I was asked to bring a side dish so I’m making “skinny” green bean casserole. I LOVE this dish because it feels so bad even though it’s really not. I use fat free cream of mushroom. My husband will be running errands today so I asked him to pick up the ingredients.

Had to throw in a little Honey Boo Boo for you this week! Just can't escape it

I am also devastated to announce that I have in fact decided to return the famous pink pants. I know I caused a stir with them yesterday, and I truly wanted to be a bad ass and wear them proudly, but I just can’t. They fit well, I just discovered this morning that I have not a single article of clothing that looks good with them. I tried yall, really I did! I think I will return them for either a khaki pair that matches with everything or those red polka dotted ones I was eyeing! I promise to keep you updated, as I know this is pressing information in all y of our lives. Kidding.

Have a good weekend ya’ll!


  1. BAH.. I love your redneckonize comment. Yep take them back - don't even worry about it - get the polka dots. HAHAHA - look at me telling you what to get. LOL.. Have a great weekend. YAY!

  2. I still find it so crazy that I dread the first mile or so of a run - but I'm totally fine around mile 3-4. That is how it was during all my Half-Marathon training runs last year. But it is good to know once you break through that it will be better (most of the time). and guuuurl - Honey Boo Boo is so crazy! hilarious.

    Please let me know ASAP what is going on with the pants. I won't be able to enjoy my weekend until I do.

  3. Redneckonize! Beautimous and dollar make you holla! Have a great weekend!

  4. Sad day about the pink pants. I was looking forward to seeing what you paired them with! Also, let me know how the casserole turns out. That is my all time favorite comfort food! Sounds like a fun weekend ahead!

  5. You are so funny!! Redneckegnize, please tell me he fully apprecited that joke! The green will be just as fab as the pink, can't wait to see how you dress them up! TGIF!

  6. Isn't it amazing what running can do for your mood! Great job on getting your run in. Sad about the pants, oh well I say go for the polka dots!

  7. I love the progress, Kassie. I love that you stay honest about it and tell us when it sucks and when it doesn't. You and Leigh Ann always make me feel like throwing on some tennis shoes and sprinting out the door!