Happy Monday everyone...Monday's can be Happy right?
I have an announcement...I have grown up as a runner. I believe in my heart of hearts (what the heck does that mean?) that I have sprouted from a Baby Runner to a Toddler Runner.
Lookit how much I have grown... come down memory lane with me...
GOOD-BYE Itchy Butts and a Tantrum of Tears:
Tis true... I used to have itchy thighs, and buns when I started running. If you look back at my Baby Runners Post, my blood was pumpin' so hard it made my skin itch. Disgusting? A tad.
And I was a constant complainer.... Aa, My buttcheeks itch. Ee, I have a cramp. Ii, my boogers are dripping out of my nose. Oo, I can't....breathe. Uu, Can I just lay here for 10 more minutes?
I am going to invent a Runner's Pacifier for fellow complainers like me....don't steal my idea or I will break your face!
HELLO Shin Splints and Breathing Rhythms
Now that I am a Toddler Runner, I find myself having more serious injuries like Toe Cramps and Shin Splints.
My Solution? STRRETCH! Oh my....it HURTS SOOOO gewd! Here is a website of some stretches that will get your goose so loose!
Click ME for some loose goose moves.
Instead of complaining (all the time) I have learned to drown out my woes with music:
1. Lykke Li- Dance Dance Dance
2. Florence and the Machine- Dog Days are Over
3. Black Keys- Your Touch
4. Rage Against the Machine- Bulls on Parade
5. Tribe Called Quest- Check The Rhime
6. Yeah Yeah Yeahs- Heads will Roll
7. Brazillian Girls- Tourist Trap
8. Hot Hot Heat- Touch You Touch You
9. Rapture- Sister Savior
10. Santigold- Creator
**Try Youtube-ing these songs...you'll like 'em!**
I've also been trying to get my breathing just right.... in through the shnoz, out through the mouth.
I said I would try my darnedest to try to commit to a 3 days per week training schedule and I'm proud to report that I've been on the ball with that one. T and I have been trying our best to run every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
I even signed up for :
It's like a FaceTwitter for Runners! Add me! I'm only one week in and don't expect me to be all dope yet!
And as for races, I've committed to two. One this month, and one next. I pray that this time I will not get toe cramps and will be able to finish my first 5K! Pray for me please!!
I'm going to make it...mark my words...I'm going to MAKE IT!
Now tell me, Do these Running pants make my butt look fast?
Are you a runner? What was your journey like? Did you have itchy butt?
Comment below, I'd love to know!!