I took it upon myself to swing by the shop formerly known as Crumbs just for us to see it with our own eyes.
No sign or anything posted anywhere to explain why the doors are locked, the chairs are on top of the tables or why the bakery cases are missing cupcakes.
Although even during those traumatizing times when I would arrive at Crumbs and they would be out of cupcakes, they never offered me an explanation as to how a cupcake shop could run out of cupcakes several hours before closing time.
Fear not however, it is looking as though Crumbs may reopening under new ownership with a slightly different company vision. Click here to read all about it.
I ran ten miles yesterday morning. I didn’t mean to, it was just one of those routine runs that suddenly got extended because I was la-de-da babbling on the phone.
Note the new KushyFoot athletic socks. We will talk about them next week.
I love running alone but most of the time really appreciate an early morning phone call with a friend so we can chit-chat some miles away.
Something weird happened to me though when I wasn’t talking on the phone. I was singing. Out loud. Along with Taylor Swift.
….I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling twenty-twooooooo…twenty-twooooo…..
Since when do I sing out loud while I run? Never. Only this song. I don’t even understand.
I don’t need to tell you my pace for yesterday’s run since I spent most of it on the phone or singing like a sweaty fool which translates in runner terms to a conversation pace meaning nothing too strenuous.
So I was just looking at my planner and suddenly noticed I listed a 5k race for tomorrow morning with a question mark next to it.
Hmm. I sort of forgot about this race. I hate 5k races but had considered this one because it offered $150 prize for the first place winner per age group.
I like to think who I am for placing second last summer and now consider coming in first for my age a possibility.
So here’s the thing. I would love to run for the chance to win the money but already made plans to leave pretty early for a beach day with the girls.
While a 5K race is done super fast, the whole getting there, running, receiving the trophy and money (high hopes here, high hopes) and getting home would throw us all off schedule.
So I do not think I am changing my plans.
Seldom will I skip a run but I will skip races that don’t fit into my schedule. In fact, I was just thinking yesterday that I haven’t signed up for fall races yet and don’t even know that I care.
I challenge myself each week. I increase my mileage, get better at endurance, work on getting faster all without the need to train for a race.
I may sign up for some races still, I have a few half marathons in mind, but who knows.
They really aren’t all that important to me. Is that bad? I don’t think so.
Time with my son, family and friends, especially outdoor summer sunshine time is just more important to me, especially since I can still run long tomorrow morning, just a bit earlier than usual to fit all the fun in.
I really could use that cash prize though. Can you imagine how many Red Mango parfaits I could treat myself to with all of that money?
Do you sing out loud while you run?
When is your next race?
Do you need a race on your calendar to stay motivated?
What are your plans for this weekend?