the 100’s and sweet tater tots

It’s been a hot week around these parts, in the 100s every day, I think we broke some records this week, if I’m not mistaken Wednesday was either 114 or 115, and unfortunately it doesn’t cool off much at night, I had one good morning run and the temp was 88.  The other 4 runs sucked, but that is normal and I’m getting used to the suckage.  A year ago I was flying through 5 and 6 mile runs every morning, this year is like my first year running, can’t breath, heart rate is way too high, foot hurts or if my foot doesn’t hurt it’s some other body part.  Oh well, I’ll just keep hoping for better runs.

Tammy and I are in our Recovery week for Insanity, I beg to differ on the “recovery” part, the workouts are 38 minutes long and it is still a workout, the only good thing about the workouts is that we don’t repeat everything 3 times.  Not sure what’s in store for us with the Max workouts for the next 4 weeks, but Tammy said she had read that some people can’t even get through the warm-up without pausing, yikes!  I know the workouts will be more intense and I hope to see a little weight loss, to date I have lost a whopping 1 pound, whooptofreakingdo.

Yesterday, oh my, what a day.  Start off with our Insanity workout at 6:30am, then we hit the Immaculate Conception Rummage Sale where we scored some great deals, of course “lucky” Tammy got the best deals, she got some Athelta tops for a buck a piece and some Merrell shoes for a buck.  After that we hit a couple more yard sales and headed home.  Few chores around the house and then I headed to my hair appointment in Little Rock, but first I stopped at the Garden Center where I had a coupon for a free perennial, score for me.

After getting rid of my gray I headed to K-Mart for diapers and other have to haves and finally got home around 2:30, I knew I had to get my yard mowed and the temperature was 108, holy cow, oh well, gotta get it done.  I finally forced myself to go outside and told myself you have to be finished by 4:30, watered all my poor pitiful flowers, spent 10 minutes coaxing the lawnmower to start and mowed my 87-year-old neighbor’s front yard first, I was using the bagger because of all the leaves that have fallen it was so stinking dusty!  Finally over to my yard where after mowing half of it I had a bright idea and got the water hose and sprayed the yard to keep the dust down, it really made a difference.  Finished yard at 4:20, it was miserable out there.

Showered off and then got ready for the big Ranch Run for Soaring Wings Ranch, it was a race Tammy picked out a few weeks back, we had no idea it would still be so stinking hot!  We had to leave my house by 5:30 to get there in time to sign in get bib, etc. before start time at 7pm.  It was only supposed to be about 45 miles, well, someone, I won’t mention any names, but I was driving and the other person was in charge of directions.  We turned onto Hwy 36 east where we were supposed to go 1.8 miles according to said Navigator in passenger seat, we went about 2.8  miles and never saw the turn off, we turned around thinking we had missed it and no, still no turn off.  Hmmm, maybe directions are wrong, we went back to the 8 mile gas station and asked the employees there, nope, no one knew where it was, really?  NO ONE?  no one.  I called my sister and she was trying to get us there when I picked up the directions and noticed we were supposed to go 6.7 miles, not 1.8 miles, AH HA!!  Back we go.  We made a bee line at Mach speed back the way we came and finally arrived at the Ranch (field) about 15 minutes before race, thank goodness we left when we did!  An luckily there were no bibs or packets, very small race, about 100 runners.

It was hot, but there was a breeze and the loop, which we had to run twice was more than half shaded.  Couple of issues, gravel road for the most part and my heart rate, again, damn it, this is really starting to piss me off.  Tammy and I ran together for a bit then I had to walk and I walked a lot, more than I wanted to.  Geez.  My heart rate would get up to about 175 and I would walk, wait till it got down in the 160s and then I would run for a bit, it would spike right back up, it was freaking miserable.  My new favorite phrase, freaking miserable.  I finished in about 37 minutes, worst 5k ever.  Oh well, who gives a flying flip, but me. 

We got a shaved ice afterwards and a slice of watermelon, hung out for a bit, then we hit the road back to civilization and Sonic where we were talking about trying those new Sweet potato Tots, we had talked about them on the way up to the race and now we had to have them!!!  It’s a rare treat to get some sort of fried food for me and I think Tammy too, I never eat anything like that so I couldn’t wait!  Yum.  We finally arrived, pulled up, looked at the menu and Medium Tots were $1.79, okay, we both got our $2.00 out and ready, I pushed the big red button, ordered the 2 Medium Sweet Tater Tots with BBQ sauce (tammy), “Your total is $7.42” WHAT??? $7.42??  for 2 Tater Tots?  Are you freaking kidding me?  Was it the BBQ Sauce?  I pushed the button again and the unfriendly dude says they are $3.73 each, told him to cancel the order, sorry but that is freaking robbery, no drink, no sandwich, nothing but tots!  We were craving something so we ordered to regular tots from a friendly girl who delivered them promptly, they were yummy.  Not sweet potato tots, but still good.

That was it for the week, the baby and I are headed swimming….