Recently, though, there has been a plethora. Not only have I been "hmmm'ing" all over the place, I have also been rolling my eyes and shaking my head.
What have I been pondering as of late? Here's the latest:
The weather...Is it fall or (late) summer?
Alright. We all know my summer was jacked, and I was only too happy to have a reprise of summer weather last month (right as my surgeon granted me the green light to ease back into running). Then October hit, and the temps plummeted (and actually were pretty "seasonal"). Then, last weekend, we had summer-like temps again....and now we're back to fall (almost borderline winter-like when you consider the 43-degree temps on Wednesday morning). Hmmm, Momma N, what's up with this weather roller coaster ride?
|it's too early for winter temps!
This may be totally snarky, but I have been "hmmm'ing" for quite awhile on some of the activity on Instagram. I belong to some different pods, which are little groups of like-minded members who agree to assist the fellow members by liking (and, sometimes, commenting or sharing) each others' posts. Sounds simple and supportive, right? Kind of like a big, comfy group hug, if you will. Only, on occasion, some pod members sneak in a family pic or a sweet snapshot of their kiddos. Hmmmm, are those really fitness-related? And is it weird that I feel a little creepy "liking" pics of little kids that I don't know (especially if I don't know their parents either)? I'm a rule-follower, so I go along with the "group's rules." I like/comment/share as I'm expected to...but, I feel a little awkward doing so. Would you?
|to like and share, that is the question...
Yeah, my knee (that spent almost two months with little-to-no bending). I've only been back in the running shoes for a few weeks, but already, most of the range of motion has returned. Hmmm, should I try kneeling? (Don't worry, I have no reason to kneel, so I'm prolonging that milestone a bit longer). It's only recently, though, that I noticed I can sit down without extending my right leg out in front of me (in a partially bent position). Score! That's a win!
|I can bend my right leg almost as much as the left!
It's the IMT Des Moines Marathon weekend, and I'm registered for the Mercy Live Up 5-Mile Race on Saturday. Let's just say the weather is looking less than pleasing. First of all, if thunderstorms are predicted, and they actually show on race morning, will the race even happen? I know rain is not a deterrent, but storms (which usually imply thunder and lightning) often are. What if the race officials call the race, and decide to give us our finisher medals anyways? Yes, I could (and WOULD) do a 5-mile virtual at the earliest post-storm convenience...but is it worth driving an hour to retrieve said medal for a race that didn't even occur? Let me assure you...I am located in Iowa, and our weather changes every six hours. These predictions could all fade (or get pushed back a few hours)....but what if they don't? I guess there's the option to transfer my registration to the 5K, which is Sunday (and currently has much drier weather predicted). Hmmm...I'll wait until I see Friday's weather report for race day, before I head to the expo to get my race bib. Stay tuned....
Last week, a nearby race popped up on my Facebook feed. It's an event that offers a half marathon, a 10K, and a 5K. It's the weekend prior to the R'nR Las Vegas 13.1, so the half marathon is probably not the best option for me. But, what about the 10K? Hmmm, now that's something to consider. I'd probably be running that approximate distance that weekend anyways. I could (maybe) consider racing it...or I could just treat it as a training run. Stay tuned for this as well....I have some thinking to do in the next couple days.
|Should I? Would you?
So, as I said, I've been kind of "hmmm'ing" all over the place. How about you? Have you had some recent things that have made YOU go, "Hmmm?"
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