I’m calling this “Quarantine Month 3” because the last time I left the house to go to work was March 10th. Since then, the only time I’ve gone anywhere besides running or walking was to Grayson’s 15 month pediatrician appointment on March 26th. Wow! That’s pretty crazy to think about, now that we are just days away from June. I’ve missed a few of these lately but it’s always good to hop on board with some runfessions!
I desperately need a haircut, but I don’t plan to get one
As I said above, I haven’t left the house so this hasn’t been a big deal. Usually now when I run I put it into a braid which keeps it tamed for the most part. TimeHop reminded me that my last haircut was a full year ago! I probably should have gotten one in the winter but I kept putting it off, and who knew all of this would happen? I tried straightening it once on Easter Sunday and it’s just so gross. Whenever I do get it cut I am pretty sure I am chopping it all off.
Work is wearing me down these days
It’s becoming harder and harder to have any work boundaries now that everyone is working from home. I am supposed to work part time, but it’s been really hard to stay away on my days off. Then I feel guilty when I’m not working on my days off because I don’t feel like I’m as fully productive on my work days anymore. It’s so hard to get anything done because I am constantly switching gears.
The good news is that sometimes work and personal interests collide! We are planning a virtual 1 mile walk/run for this weekend to promote mental health awareness. So that’s been fun to be involved in.
I had made it several weeks- maybe even over a month- without running on the treadmill. But last week there were some rainy mornings and chances of thunderstorms so I was back on there. I always find it so hard to adjust when I haven’t run on there in awhile. When I am running on there regularly I kind of get used to it and find it to be not so bad. It makes me wonder if I should just make it a point to do a treadmill run last least once every 2 weeks or so. (I probably won’t do this- at least not right now when its finally getting warmer and we have so much light in the mornings.)
My post-workout meals have not been the most nutritious lately. Or timely. When I am done working out I pretty much immediately jump in the shower and then Grayson gets up. I feed him, get him dressed and then we go have breakfast, So it usually about an hour after I finish my workout that I actually eat. I’ve been trying to make smoothies again now that it’s warming up. I make extra so I have some in the fridge that I can take a few sips of right after my workout, and then finish the rest with my breakfast. I was already making Grayson smoothies every day, so it just makes sense to make extra for myself too.
Back to the topic of personal care, I could really use a pedicure. I somehow got a black toenail a few months ago, and it’s now becoming flip flop season. I guess I need to paint my own toenails. Then again, its not like I see anyone, so maybe I’ll just let them be for awhile.
While it’s challenging in some ways to be a runner during the quarantine, at least it’s something that we can still do. It’s also helped many of us manage our stress, which is definitely needed right now.
Who else is desperate for a haircut? Will you get one once salons are open?
What’s your favorite quick post-run breakfast?
Do you find it’s easier to run on the treadmill when you do it regularly?
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