3 Discoveries of Late


1. I like running a 10k.

I ran my second on Sunday. Clocked in at 56:21, which is a good 2 minutes faster than my last 10k time. 

Jordan, good husband that he is, came to watch. I've decided I like 10ks. 6.2 miles is long enough that I feel accomplished but short enough that I can do it with relatively no mental or physical preparation. My half marathon is in less than two weeks, and I will need much more mental and physical prep than I currently have (see #3).

2. You can brush too hard. It's a real thing. 

Forget circular brushing. Apparently the next phase of teeth awareness is brushing too hard. Who knew that was a thing? I sure didn't. I went to the dentist yesterday for the first time in at least 4 years. I learned that:
A) I still have no cavities. Hurray! 
But I also learned that:
B) I brush too hard, which has consequently brushed all the enamel off two of my upper teeth and exposed the root. 

If I continue in this brushing pattern, I could scrub off the root completely, and my tooth will fall out. This conclusion is horrifying and disastrous and not what a hypochondriac like myself needs to hear. I'm upset, of course. Why wasn't I warned about this?!

3. Oklahoma has given me allergies
3a. Allergies are terrible and should not be wished upon your worst enemy.

In Illinois, allergies are not common. Then I come to Oklahoma, and everyone I know has allergies. Including, now apparently, me. I currently sound like a ninety-year-old smoker, and I have since Monday. It's getting old. 

I'm blaming allergies on my strange dreams as well, because otherwise I have to assume they're foreshadowing an event in the near future, which I really don't want to see happen since the last few dreams have involved the untimely deaths of my husband and my mother. 

My allergies have drained me of motivation to do anything except drink hot tea. I'm going back to Illinois. 

Until next time, don't brush too hard! And sign up for a 10k. They're fun.
Melissa said...

im with you on 10k's..it is the perfect distance for me! :)

Lauren said...

Running twins! I ran a 10k on Saturday (my 1st) & am supposed to do the half on May 6. Eek! The 10 was no problem, but I'm not sure I'm ready for the half.

Anonymous said...

If part of your allergy problem is congestion, you better get that under control before your half. Trying to run when you can't breathe through your nose is HELL.


Christi Lynn said...

i wish i loved to run! I think that is so great! and so healthy.

the Rosones said...

First of all, congrats on the 10k. I ran a 5k once. Got the tshirt...never again.

Secod, I'm trying to get back into blogging. Lots of my sentences almost ended up with "literally" in them, but I couldn't do it. Needless to say, your post about that a while back has stuck with me!