“But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.” – Isaiah 40:31.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

3 Things Thursday

1. Yesterday I doubled up on my running.  I cut my usual 5 mile lunch run to a 3.5 mile run due to the CRAZY amount of pollen.  Everything was coated in yellow dusting of pollen.
 Pollen dusting
This is the first year since living in Alabama that pollen has affected me. I have never had allergies. But by the time I finished my run I was a hot mess! Sneezing, sniffling, eyes watering!  A friend stopped by my work and gave me a claratin 24hr which seemed to help a little.  By the time I got home I felt a little better.  I turned on the weather and the guy told me that thunderstorms were moving in.  I had a hill run planned for this morning and since it was going to be raining all morning today I canned this mornings run and decided to do it yesterday evening instead.  I felt great during the run and I believe I rocked those hills, however, after the run was horrible!!  I had youth group last night and by the time I got there my whole face was running, my eyes were swollen, and I couldn't stop sneezing!

2.I have to pig out at a staff breakfast work on Saturday, so I will not be running the River City 10k as planned.  Instead, I found a 5k race this Sunday at 2pm that I will be running.  It is the Art in Motion 5k and supports our local Fine Arts Center. I love the small local races!
3. We have another jam packed weekend with baseball games and birthday parties.  Hopefully I can get some laundry done. Hubby is still working a crazy schedule and will be working all weekend. I sure do miss that man! No matter what happens this weekend, I WILL have new running shoes come Monday! Fleet Feet here I come!

Oh, one more thing....I know that's 4 "things". I have an appt. with my podiatrist today at 2:45pm to get my foot checked out.  I'm loving the new orthotics however, from the ball of my foot up into my big toe feels like it is on fire after a run....not sure what's up with that. Maybe I just need new shoes?:) I'll keep you posted! I know you can't wait to hear about my feet!Ha!

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Grace and peace,

10 comments:

Molly said...

good luck at the doctor....I always feel like when I get one thing taken care of, something else acts up!

ajh said...

Have fun at the 5K. Do you get that cute poster on a shirt?

Erica said...

have a great 5k!!!

Julie said...

Good luck with your 5k race!! You are going to do great! Remember to have fun and smile when you run:)

Michelle said...

Just found your blog! Good luck on the 5k and at the doc!

Judi said...

Love small races too! No long bathroom lines :). Have fun on the 5K and doing laundry!

Mary said...

Good luck April!! Hope your foot gets better and that the pollen goes away--yikes! What a dusting indeed!

Glenn Jones said...

That pollen thing drives me crazy! Not only does my hayfever go beserk, but it aleays happens the day I wash my car! Grrrrr...

Good luck on your race!

Allison aka Scooty's Mom said...

I completely understand the allergy issues. For the first time in my life my doctor recently told me that I had allergies. I grew up on a farm with no issues. Hope your 5K went well!

Irene said...

For some reason the pollen counts are higher this year. Everyone seems to be talking about allergies!

I hope you have a good podiatrist visit, and the ortotics are figured out. Keep us posted on that! I'm getting orthotics in about a week and a bit anxious about it.

Have a great week.

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