That Should Be Illegal

Sorry that I went unexpectedly MIA at the end of last week but I had a million things crop up out of no where that needed some attention. The most exciting of all the things is that after only 13 days on the market my mom’s house sold for her full asking price! Now we’re on the clock for packing up and making sure she finds a place down here in Fort Lauderdale before August 15th.

We are all so surprised by how fast the house sold but the family that bought it seem like they will be a perfect fit. It’s a family of five with two dogs – which means the pool and backyard should get really good use! The husband is a police officer which seems fitting since my mom’s husband was a very proud (retired) police officer before he passed away two years ago.

I know selling the house isn’t easy for my mom, even if it is the logical thing to do, but at least she can feel good about it going to a nice family. Now we just need to find my mom a place down here … and fast!

In between looking at potential residences for my mom, I’m catching up on my blog reading (and obviously doing a little writing too).


Oh yeah, and I’m running!

I forgot just how exhausting it is to run in summer weather. After my 10-miler on Saturday I took a FOUR HOUR nap! Every single minute of that nap felt well earned.

Honestly, running double digit miles is a struggle for me at this point. I know in a few weeks it’ll feel easy again, but right now 10 miles might as well be 20 because I’m totally exhausted by the end.


This is my “I am delirious from a mixture of heat and endorphins” face:


The picture is a bit foggy because I placed a sweaty finger on the lens at some point. Oh well! #RunnerProbs

On Sunday I went to Target mid-afternoon and got sweaty just walking across the parking lot! The part of summer that I hate the most is the part where it takes my car a good 10 minutes to cool down after it’s been sitting in the hot sun.


Real feel of 107*F! That should be illegal.

I know someone who loves the heat though and his name is Cecil, also affectionately known as Sea Salt, C-Cat, CC, Meow Head and many other nicknames I’m sure he finds annoying.


Like most cats he’s happiest laying in a scorching hot sunbeam dreaming about treats. ZzzZZzZzZ.

Do you have a ton of nicknames for your pet? I always call Cecil “sea salt” and recently told Adam that someday we need to buy a boat so we can name it Sea Salt!

How did your weekend running go? 



  1. Miranda
    June 22, 2015 / 4:54 am

    My cat’s official name is TC = Top Cat. But he’s mostly called Cat! Or Kitten, Kittencat, Pusstifer & Pusscat…

  2. June 22, 2015 / 6:40 am

    That’s awesome that your mom’s house sold so quickly. I hope she finds something new without any issues!

  3. June 22, 2015 / 7:05 am

    Hi, I’m a newbie runner and have been reading your blog lately. 🙂 I just wanted to say thank you for pointing out that running in the heat is so exhausting. Since I’m so new to running, I knew the summer heat was making running hard, but I didn’t know what was normal and not. I did 6 miles this weekend which was my longest so far and we had too many plans to take a nap but I reallllly wanted to and I wasn’t sure if it was normal to feel so exhausted!

  4. June 22, 2015 / 7:14 am

    That is great that your mom sold her house quickly! Here’s to new adventures!
    My runs this weekend were meh–the humidity was up (but not NEAR the heat that you have), and my long run of 8 miles didn’t seem as easy as I thought it would. I have some work to do!
    My dogs names are “Tink and Prilla”, and their nicknames are “stinky pilla”…We also call Prilla Eeyore, because she is lazy…:)
    Good job running in that heat!

  5. June 22, 2015 / 8:24 am

    The heat is so rough! I can’t imagine being in Florida trying to run all summer. I would probably need to run in the middle of the night.

    • June 22, 2015 / 10:42 pm

      In the middle of the night the humidity skyrockets though. From June – August it’s really just a “pick your poison” type of situation – early = 90% humidity, evening = feels like 100+ degrees!

  6. June 22, 2015 / 8:32 am

    Aww, Cecil is too darn cute! I admire how you run in this sort of humidity all year around and here in Nova Scotia it is literally killing me to run in it for only a couple of months LOL. I thought I was going to die at my half marathon yesterday and the sweat was not evaporating off of my body. I’m so glad your mom was able to sell the house quickly although I’m sure it is bittersweet to sell a property. Fingers are crossed that she find something to move into that she loves quickly!

  7. June 22, 2015 / 8:41 am

    Congrats to your mom for selling the house to quick and getting the full asking price 🙂 I bet she’ll love being closer to you 🙂

    Ugh, that is WARM! I’m glad it hasn’t been THAT bad here yet this summer. We’ve had a lot of rain though, and I’m not too happy about that either. But better than 107*f I suppose xD

    Sea Salt haha, love it! 🙂 My cat, Alaska has a lot of nicknames too: Lasky, Pus, Alasky pasky, Pasky Lasky, Pusekatt, +
    My weekend run was really nice 🙂 Not very long, but hard as f. Trail running is hard work haha.

  8. June 22, 2015 / 9:55 am

    Good for you making it 10 miles! We’ve had about the same weather…boiling. I haven’t been able to get past a 10K…maybe this week? Since I am not training, and walking is so much easier in this, I question my sanity when I hit the hour mark…it just feels like enough lol
    That’s awesome your mom sold her house so fast.

  9. June 22, 2015 / 11:02 am

    Woah! That is so hot/humid!!! I’m home visiting my family this week and I forgot what humidity is like to run in! It’s been 95 in CA but VERY dry so I’m definitely not used to it!

  10. June 22, 2015 / 12:45 pm

    I LOVE that you have a Mindy Kaling Quotes tab pulled up on your browser haha 🙂 So glad your mom was able to sell her house right away and to a nice family. I didn’t get my long run in until Sunday (and I slept in) I completed it indoors…ugh.

    • June 22, 2015 / 10:50 pm

      Hahaha, sometimes I just need a little Mindy inspiration!

      Indoor long runs take serious dedication! I haven’t done one in a long time, but I foresee one or two of them in my near future with summer hitting its peak.

  11. June 22, 2015 / 1:16 pm

    I completely agree with 10 miles feeling like 20. Everything in this heat and humidity has been difficult! You totally deserved that 4 hour nap!

  12. June 22, 2015 / 2:54 pm

    Awww, Cecil!!

    Huge congrats to your mom for selling her house. That can be such a stressful transition to make.

  13. June 22, 2015 / 3:36 pm

    I think my cats get called nicknames more than their actual names. If my cat Mouse is being particularly naughty I call him Mousifer (Mouse + Lucifer).

    • June 22, 2015 / 10:52 pm

      I LOVE that your cat’s name is Mouse! When we were trying to think of a name for Cecil was tossed around the idea of Mouse. How we ended up with the name Cecil is a complete mystery! haha

  14. June 22, 2015 / 4:42 pm

    I’LL BE IN OAKLAND PARK, FL TOMORROW AM! It’s just a quick, 48 hour trip to see the good ole’ gma and gpa but I’m hoping to hit the beach for a run so I can actually witness your beach running photos first hand rather than just drool behind my computer screen!!! 🙂

  15. June 22, 2015 / 10:10 pm

    I’m glad your mom’s house sold at price, and so quickly! I guess the market is finally coming back. It sounds like the house will be in good hands.

    Right now, 3 miles still feels tough for me. It’s funny how relative running and distance are…in a few more weeks, 10 miles will feel much easier!

  16. June 23, 2015 / 10:56 am

    That first long run during a new training cycle is always an eye opener. Given the heat index where you are at, I can understand the struggle and need to nap afterwards. It was probably equivalent to running 13 or 14 miles! Do you pretty much have to have the air conditioner cranked up 24/7?

    I ran once over the weekend and it was my best run in a long time. I usually need a day or two to recover between runs, so I am hoping to run again today.

    Congrats to your mom – I bet you are so excited to have her live closer to you!!

  17. June 23, 2015 / 4:40 pm

    What great news that your mom’s place sold so fast. I still can’t imagine how sad it would be to move out. Do you like looking for places down here for her? I always thought house shopping was fun.

    Sort of on the same length as what you were talking about- being tired from double digit runs. Well obviously I am still not running as much as normal BUT over vacation on the days I DID run, I was a BOTTOMLESS PIT afterwards! From not running so much, my normally large appetite really diminished. But two days ago I ran 6 miles and my hunger could not be stopped!

    Here are all the name I can think of for Christmas and Jelly.

    Christmas: Chrissy, Chisser, Chrissy Boy, Kissy, Kisser, Kissy Boy, Buster Boy, Buzzy, Buzzer
    Jelly: Jellers, Jell-Jell, Jells, Jelly Boy, Jeller Boy, Baby Buster Boy