Friday, September 23, 2011

Fun Facts Friday - I Love Summer

Can't. Move. My. Legs
I would so be doing the I'm So Happy It's Friday Dance right now if I could move my legs. Biofreeze is my best friend today. Standing, sitting, and attempting to hover over the toilet...enemies.

Needless to say, I am very glad that it's my rest day. Tomorrow should be my long run, however, there is a 100-mile cycling event happening called the Big Dam Bridge 100.
Source: KTHV

If you recall, I mention the Big Dam Bridge often as that's pretty much where I start and end all of my runs. Problem with the race tomorrow? The bridge is closed from 7:30-8:30 then again from 10:00-2:30. So, um, not enough time for a 12-mile run before I'm stuck there not able to drive away. Sucky. Though, the way my legs feel right now, maybe it's working out for the best.

Anyway, today will be a fairly typical Friday. We're supposed to meet some friends after work for a brief happy hour then home for Pizza Friday. I imagine we'll either catch up on any shows we've DVR'd or watch a movie. Or end up watching back-to-back episodes of Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. I don't know why, but I'm kind of obsessed with that show.

Fun Facts Friday - I Love Summer
Since I don't really have any workouts or recipes to talk about, we'll just jump right on in to Fun Facts Friday. Today is the first day of fall right? Well, this girl isn't happy to see summer go. The only thing I enjoy about fall is the fact that I don't have to get up and run at 5:30 in the morning just to avoid the heat (and even then it's 80+ degrees).

I know lots of people are excited about fall: new foods, cooler temps, soups/stews/chili, even football. Me? I find the leaves falling off the trees, flowers dying, garden dying all very depressing actually. The only thing I get happy about is wearing boots and eating lots of chili. While summers here are HOT, there is very little that I don't enjoy. So here is my ode to summer, what I am going to miss - maybe next week I'll do a list of what I won't miss (but it'll be short).
  • Weekend pool days
  • Lounging on the patio soaking up the sun
  • Tank tops, halter tops, tube tops
  • Sundresses
  • Flipflops/sandals
  • Lake time
  • No need for coats/jackets/sweaters
  • Shorts
  • More pool time
  • Pool parties
  • Boating
  • Lots of sunshine (sunshine makes me smile)
What will you miss most about summer? What's your favorite season?

Daily To-Enjoy List:
  • Rest day
    Happy hour with friends
  • Pizza Friday
  • Biofreeze