Hey there! Today I thought we could do a quick weekend catchup!
1. I got my hair cut and colored!
I had Friday off of work due to the hurricane and the possibility of our area still receiving tropical storm force winds. We ended up having a beautiful day though, so in the afternoon I went to the salon to have my hair cut and colored.
^ New hair + my favorite snapchat filter. If we’re friends on Snapchat please know I will never get tired of the deer filter!
This is really something I have been NEEDING for quite some time now, but the idea of sitting in the salon for four hours always kills me. Since Friday was sort of a freebee day, I decided it was the perfect one for getting caught up with my stylist, Richard!
If you follow me on Snapchat you’ve probably already seen what my hair looks like, if not I’ve got a vlog coming tomorrow :).
2. The storm did NOT bring in cooler weather.
I didn’t think it would, but a coworker told me that he was predicting a day or two of cooler fall weather. Unfortunately it was BLAZING hot out this weekend.
On Saturday I went out for my run at around 6pm and it was still 88*F (feels like 95*F). When my run ended about two hours later it was STILL 90 degrees out. I’m seriously over this weather.
3. This is why I won’t move even though I dislike the heat.
I got to watch the sun set during my run on Saturday and it was the prettiest thing I’ve seen in a while.
The storm did kick up a lot of seaweed onto the shore, and there was quite an interesting smell coming from it, but what a view!
I ended up having a heart to heart with myself during this run (and then texted every single thought to Megan to get her opinion).
Before I started this blog I never thought I would have “Internet friends.” I actually thought that was really weird, but now I have such an awesome group of Internet friends.I know it’s cheesy to say, but making friends is definitely the biggest benefit of this blog.
Snapchat has been so instrumental in helping me get to know a lot of other bloggers and members of the internet running community on a more personal basis since we can video chat every day. If you’re on Snapchat add me: KristinaRunning!
4. When I got home Cecil reminded me to stretch.
This guy sees me doing pigeon pose ALL THE TIME so I guess now he’s doing it too :).
I was hanging out at my desk, turned around and saw him stretching his hips. What a good boy. I got down and did pigeon pose too because it never hurts to get in an extra hip stretch if you’re me! Right now my hips are feeling loose and great, which I am sure is because I do pigeon like 30 minutes a day in total.
5. I didn’t forget to get in a lifting session!
With all this running, stretching and sitting in a salon it may have seemed like I didn’t lift, but of course I did!
While I was at the gym a girl was on the elliptical singing her heart out. Her voice was really pretty, I should have stopped and said something!
CONGRATS TO CHI MARATHON RUNNERS!
Before I go I have to give a big congrats to all my friends and fellow members of Team PAWS who ran the Chicago Marathon yesterday!
A huge congrats to my good friend Claire who ran 4:43 for a 9 minute PR! I’m so proud of you!
(She followed Hansons and it paid off big time!)
I’m looking forward to all of the Chicago Marathon recaps this week!!!!
How was your weekend?
Are you big on Halloween?
I haven’t been but I want to buy a bunch of decorations after Halloween this year on sale and go crazy next year!
Did you race this weekend?! How did it go?