Workout: 7 miles, 11:00 average, Connects
It's been ages since I posted an Anchorage-y photo, so here you lucky assholes go!
I took this downtown. I cannot for the life of me figure it out. Like, okay, that seems to be an old trailer with a flat back wheel. Those are buckets of paint. But how did this thing get here? And why does it look like this? And why is it five steps away from the swanky Fifth Avenue Mall? These are the things that keep me up at night.
Today's run was very pleasant but not very noteworthy. The most exciting thing that happened was running past a Forrest Gump look-alike. Forrest Gump when he's running across the US, not clean-shaven Forrest Gump. This guy was even dressed identically. It was hilarious.
I threw some more liquid Band-Aid/athletic tape on my big ol' blisters and they held up pretty well. I started feeling them towards the end, though. I think tomorrow's run is going to be rough. Fortunately, I've got a rest day after! It only takes one day for blisters to heal, right? Right.
Here's one more picture from yesterday because I didn't have my phone with me today.
Guys, I've been out of the jeans game for a long time. I've been wearing the same pants for literally 5+ years now without replenishing my stash. My jeans situation was serious. Lest you think I'm a vile creature who dresses in potato sacks, I didn't wear jeans in New York (too hot! And apparently in New York you have to wear "nice clothes" to work) so I've only become a vile creature more recently.
Anyway, this is my way of saying I finally bought new jeans. Let me tell you, they don't make jeans like they used to. This is a very good thing. I was expecting thick, heavy, stiff things I can't laze about the house in, but the first pair I touched felt like butter. Jeans stretch these days! AND jean companies have finally started making pants that are looser around the waist. I've always had an incredibly difficult time finding pants that fit me around the waist but don't sag everywhere else. My new jeans are tight in all the right places without cutting into my sides. It's excellent. In fact, I'm wearing them right now! I never wearing anything but sweats and shorts at home, so this is big.
I figured I'd give you an update on my breakfast situation because I know you've been worried about it. I jokingly mentioned making waffles my new go-to breakfast, but surprisingly my solution wasn't far off-I've now joined the "pancakes-for-breakfast" club. A club I think I'm the only member of. What?! Pancakes for breakfast?! I put peanut butter on them instead of syrup so they're healthy! I'm already kind of tired of them, though. Pancakes lose their novelty pretty quick.
That's all I've got. Tomorrow I've got my second strength workout. I really, really hope it isn't as terrible as the first.
- What funny people have you seen on a run recently?
- How often do you buy new jeans? Jeans are so SOFT these days, right?! Or did I just buy jeans that are going to fall apart in a week?