I had, as I'm calling it, the worst run of my entire life this weekend. It started out pretty bad, the first mile was just tiring and my joints hurt and my throat was already burning. (Tell tale signs of me getting sick, but still I had to run to get my miles in) After the first time these sore joints and stiffness usually just goes away, unfortunately for me, they never left. All twelve miles were done in a slow, awful manner where I wanted to die. I just wanted to keel over on the side of the beach path and pass out, drink my Purple Tiger Gatorade and never run again. Once I completed my run, though exhausted for the remainder of the day, I felt good that I had completed it, even during all the stomach cramping, shin splinting, knees aching and phlegm building up in the throat. So now, I'm definitely focusing on getting better and being able to run miles effortlessly again.
It's only when you realize how hard running can be is when you appreciate the talent it takes, to even go out and have the determination and will to complete mile after mile. I appreciate my body being able to take mile after mile of my pounding sidewalk after sidewalk, and it's when I can barely do that anymore I realize what a feat I continue to do by just running alone.
A great find I picked up this weekend (and have been wanting for a while) is the Conair Infinity Cord-Keeper Professional Ionic Styler.
First off, the pink color is super cute( it looks red, but it's pink), and the hair dryer features tourmaline ceramic technology that smooths the cuticle layer to create shiny, silky hair. This 1875-watt dryer includes 3 heat and 2 speed settings, separate diffuser and concentrator attachments. Yet my selling point on the dryer was the fact that it has a retractable cord, which is great because when I'm on the go, either in the morning, or from the gym, wrapping up that cord and trying to keep that cord, and the cord from my straightener separated is quite the task. It's easy to use and I feel like dries my thick hair in no time. They can be found at http://www.ulta.com/, but I got mine at Wal-Mart for 29.99. I love it because it's quick and easy and convenient. What more could you ask for?!
Anyways, more this week, so stay tuned for more fashion deals and steals, running tips and random stories.
PS. Look forward to something exciting happening at Chic Runner soon... what could it be?? :)