Thursday, August 1, 2013

Day 1: Something Beginning With N....

It's day uno of my Run-A-Day Photo Challenge! Like I said, I didn't know which 30-day photo challenge I was going to do. I had two choices in front of me: the Capture Your 365 or the ever popular FMS Photo A Day. In the end, I decided to go with the FMS photo challenge. No special reason, just went with it. My friend over in Oceanside, CA is doing the FMS Challenge as well so it'll be fun to see what we each post.

Besides,  look how pretty the list looks! :D

Anyway, day uno is "Something Beginning With N." Well, today was definitely full of words that start with "N" to say the least. No, Nauseous, Nervous, Negligent, Nuts, Not in the mood, and finally, Nightfall.

No, alarms, I refuse to wake up and go to work. I don't care if it's 7:15 and I have to be at work at 8, I don't wanna get out out of bed. What? Dallas you have to go outside? No, hold it. You can't? Okay I'm up. Maybe I can go back to bed for just 5 minutes after I let her out. No, not happening.

Nauseous. I work outside. I need water to make it through my day. Today was one of those days where I didn't drink enough water. That and the fact I was bouncing from one location to another, and wondering how I'm going to make it through a run today contributed to my nauseousness.

Nervous. Today's high temp was 103º. Quite literally a record setter for today. Not nearly as hot as that one Saturday when we hit 108º but it's not too far off. I hate the heat so much. I don't know how I've worked outside for 5 years without spontaniously combusting. Sp of course I was getting nervous thinking about having to run out in the heat. I don't have a gym membership yet so it had to be outside today.

Negligent. My food choice today was not very ideal. An iced caramel mocha from McDonald's for breakfast, Chick-Fil-A for lunch, and chinese for dinner... not the best foods to eat when you're about to start a new running regimen. I'll work on that, I swear.

Nuts is what I'd have to be to go and run outside today. I'm nuts to think I am able to do this for an entire month. I'm nuts to be sitting here on the sofa and not getting this over with. I'm nuts for making up excuses and whining when I could be winning. (Yes, I said winning, get over it.)

Not in the mood. I'm not in the mood to go running. Its getting later and later. The sun's about to go down and by the time I get myself moving, it'll be dark. No point, not in the mood. Wait, it's almost night? THAT'S PERFECT!!!

And finally,

Nightfall. My favorite part of any 24 hour period. It's cooler, the sky is absolutely beautiful (it's Texas, of course it is,) and is there any better time to go for a run? So I make my way down to Woodlawn Lake and am pleasently surprised at the plethora of people there. Families, couples, people with their dogs, cholas, cholos, people by themselves (like me!), and some lovely eye candy. ;) I love nightfall. This is my "something that begins with N."

This is where I like to run. I know I said Woodlawn Lake, but there is a man-made lake here and I love being around water, so why wouldn't I love to run around water? It's an entire mile around the lake and I am proud to say that I ran 2/10 of that mile, according to the markers they have. As I was running, I thought to myself, "I've actually missed this. I can do this, it's not so bad." I forgot how relaxing it can be, and for someone who hasn't run in a LONG WHILE, I was proud if that 2/10 of a mile I ran. Hopefully by the end of the month I can run the entire mile and then some. First things first tho, gotta get started somewhere. 

I look forward to what surprises this month has in store for me and what kind of challenges I'll face during this challenge. Bring it on, Run-A-Day Photo Challenge, I'm ready for you!! :D

1 comment:

  1. I'm proud of you!
    You have motivated me to get back on it too.
    It's a wonderful journey. Especially when you start noticing that clothes are baggier. Or when you do a side by side and notice all the changes.
    I'm not gonna let you give up. You can always count on me for support.

    And damnit woman! I don't live in Oceanside!