Sunday, June 10, 2012

Running from Fast Food

I went for a walk today like I said I was going to. It was about four miles. I was and am pretty sore, but it's a good sore this time. Most of the trail that I was on was pretty and peaceful with lots of trees and green grass. Except there's a short part that is surrounded by stores and restaurants/fast food. It's impossible to get away from that stuff. You can see them from the trail and worst of all, you can smell them. Fried food is one of the most awful smells when you're trying to work out. To top it off, people are disgusting and throw their trash everywhere, so all along the trail you see McDonald's soda cups, candy wrappers, etc. It's difficult to stay focused and determined on eating healthy and exercising when we're constantly surrounded by fast food. On tv, on the radio, billboards, the trash people littler our sidewalks, roads, and highways with.

My walk took me about an hour and a half or so. Maybe less. I'm terrible at keeping track of my times. The entire time it was breezy, and really cloudy. All I wanted was some rain. Did I get any? No. I love running in the rain. So, even though I said I was going to walk, I would have ran if it had started raining. Is it too much to ask for a little precipitation? (Bonus points if you know what movie that's from) It never rained. And it's sunny now. Boo.

Sidenote: I'm watching Finding Nemo on tv and it's the part where Dory speaks "whale" and I laugh every single time I see it. Hilarious. Also, I can't wait for this to come out in 3D this fall. I'm so excited!

Normally, Monday would be an off day (no running), but I'm going to a concert Tuesday night so I'm switching the two because I'm far too lazy to get up early on Tuesday to go run. No way. So tomorrow I will attempt to run 3 miles, or most of it at least. I feel like the past few days have been pretty successful, so I'm hoping things will keep going that way. Also, it's amazing how sunburned you can get when it's overcast. Fingers crossed it doesn't peel.

-A