I know this is old news for a lot of Starbucks fanatics . . . ahem, myself included, but I’m going to proclaim it on my blog, because Louisiana doesn’t seem to get that fall is here. Pumpkin Spice Latte=Fall.
I also got to leave work early to go to another company for a meeting, which meant a quick stop by Starbucks to pick up a cup of coffee, which was a life saver in a four hour meeting looking at spreadsheets. Death by spreadsheets, but I got to have some pumpkin spice latte, so it all worked out. Also, since I’ve now mentioned Starbucks several times, I expect them to hire me as their PR in exchange for life time’s supply of free coffee. Starbucks execs, you can email me any time now.
I seriously debated going for a run after work, because the sky looked questionably dark. But another day of running on the treadmill seemed worse than potential death by electrocution, so I headed out on a “leisurely” five miles, which turned into panicked first three miles at a faster pace (9:20/mile ish, which is way faster than I normally run in the heat).
For the last two, I was able to relax enough to run a bit slower, which translated into a 9:30/mile overall pace.
I was so happy that nothing catastrophic happened on my run that I stopped by the apartment gym to work out my arms. I thought I would use the assisted pull up machine and set the counter weight to 30lbs lighter than my body weight, thinking I’d blast through ten pull ups and dips for the first set. False: I got through six and there were no other sets. I was just done. After that sad performance, I think I should do more upper body things. If there’s ever an intruder in my apartment and I can’t run away, I need more upper body strength to swing my foam roller or the stick at the scary robber.
Now I’m just icing my legs to ward off injury and spending some quality time with my foam roller and Grey’s Anatomy. Don’t judge, you know you liked it at one point.