Peachy Keen…

It’s funny how something like this:

hot as hades!

Can make your day go from this:

it's all fun and games.....

To this, in a short amount of time:

....until you start sweating your face off.

You know what’s not peachy keen?

  • Deciding Saturday night that you would rather a) sleep in b) shop c) go to the movies instead of getting up early Sunday morning to run (in the cool weather) with Aspen.
  • What else isn’t peachy keen is….deciding to forgo a Monday morning run, with the thought of “doing it after work” running through your head.

When i got off work today, it was a nice and toasty 100*, but I had already put off my run twice, so i knew it *had* to be done.

Also not peachy keen is…

having this beat down on you....

  • feeling like your face is literally sweating off your skull

having your vision impaired from sweat and sun in your eyeballs, and running into this prickly bush!!!!!!

  • running out of water before mile 5
  • starting to see black spots around mile 5, not knowing whether it’s from the mascara you forgot to wash off quickly making it’s way into your eyeballs…..or the beginning signs of severe dehydration.

running in places that look like scary movies should be filmed there...

  • taking so many walk breaks, you lose count
  • having a rabbit pass you at mile 6... not peachy keen.

    You know what *IS* peachy keen?

    • Finishing a run you set out to do, even though basically all odds are against you and you do NOT feel like doing it, not even one bit! Peachy Keen!
    • Feeling FANTASTIC after accomplishing said run you set out to do

    and last but certainly not least….This.Smoothie. This Smoothie is certainly Peachy Keen!


    Peachy Keen Power Smoothie

    • 1c Ice
    • 1/2c plain NF yogurt
    • 1/2c unsweetned almond milk
    • 1/2 scoop protein powder
    • 1/2 tbsp xanthan gum (this makes it SO thick!)
    • 1/2 frozen banana
    • 1 small fresh peach

    So, I set out to do 10 miles, thinking “i’ll probably do like 6. it’s so effing hot.”. I ended up finishing with a major negative split. I did the first 7miles in a disappointing 77 minutes, which translates to an 11 minute mile (from all the walk breaks i took). The last 3 miles, however, were finished in…….26:38. That is an 8.79min/mile average for a total of 10.33min/mi average (i actually can’t guarantee this is correct…accountant or not, i suck at math after 10miles!). I am honestly not sure where/how i pulled out those last three miles. It must have been the visions of “Peachy Keen Power Smoothies” dancing through my head, because there really is no other explanation.

    worth every drop of sweat.

    So, what did we learn here today?

    Basically, when you are lazy/selfish and forgo your scheduled (cool) morning run, you will achieve the following:

    • you will sweat like a man
    • you will be passed by animals
    • you will suffer from possible severe dehydration/mascara eyeball poisoning (it really could go either way)
    • you will run into prickly bushes
    • you will probably still finish your run, because even though you flaked momentarily…you are not one to flake on something altogether
    • you will feel better after you get your run(or other exercise) in


    • thick ice cold smoothies make everything better.

    I would walk 500 miles for this bad boy....

    I hope you all got something profound and life changing from this post.





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    9 responses to “Peachy Keen…

    1. haha that’s awesome! i am so w/ you on this. i find it’s much much better to just “get up & get ‘er done!” the cooler weather cannot be beat. but that smoothie looks great!

    2. This is awesome– I go through this so often. I don’t get my lazy ass out of bed in the morning and then have to workout in the afternoon. And it is just like you describe: your face literally sweats off of your skull! 🙂

    3. *smile* You are too cute. This is LOL funny.

    4. Good for you, girl!!

      I’m about to head out for my wog (walk/jog) and am dreading it, but your post has me motivated to remember it’s WORTH IT 🙂

    5. You are a trooper Janna. You go girl!

      I’ve been talking about the heat too on my blog. I had to rearrange my workout schedule because of it. 7am is hot already. That means waking up at 5:30 so I can start running by 6.

      Smoothie drinks after a hot run really helps.

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