Running Through Soupy-Swamp, Tower Water & Karen Needs to Chill!

Yo man, what it is blood? Things cray cray round here. Sorry I haven’t been on the blog world very often lately, but I’ve ben hella-busy. I’ve also been hella-focused on Chicago Marathon training…focused like my telescope on my neighbor Karen when she’s working in the yard a meditating monk.

That’ said, I’m trying to keep my Instagram game strong in case you really want to follow along with my journey to Chi Town…

I just ran 12 miles on a Tuesday, I'll loiter if I want to.

I just ran 12 miles on a Tuesday, I’ll loiter if I want to.

Anyway guys, it’s been a rough summer. Rough like cat tongues. This is my first time training for a Fall (Autumn) marathon. Which means it’s my first time trying to run gahundreds of miles in Texas heat. It’s been hot and humid, y’all.

Runners are wilting, cacti are thriving.

Runners are wilting, cacti are thriving.

4am alarm clocks phones only get you up early enough to shield you from your neighbor Karen seeing you in her bushes the sun. It don’t much shield you from oppressive heat and humidity. But we plug along…errrday.

I try to stay near water towers in case of emergency.

I try to stay near water towers, ya know, in case I need more water…or towers.

6 days a week we’re at it. Leaving puddles of sweat behind us. I’m sure some coyote is out there tracking my salty trail as we speak.

Tower, give me your delicious water!

Tower, give me your delicious water!

And boy howdy have we ever left some tracks all over Dallas. We’re running out of new places to run…literally.

Just another manic weekday.

Just another manic weekday.

But guess what kids????? We actually had a break in the hella-weather. First came rare rain…

What is that wet stuff falling from the sky?

What is that wet stuff falling from the sky?

Then came a cold cool front!!!!!!!!!!! Oh miraculous DAY!!!

I was stunned. Frozen in disbelief.

I was stunned. Frozen in disbelief. I didn’t want to let it go.

It was so effing uhmazeing! The humidity was non-existent. I felt like I had been let out of a swampy cage and released into a land of easy breathing and evaporating sweat!

Felt like I was flying!!!!

Felt like I was flying!!!!

But alas, it only alasted 4 days. 4 incredible, beautiful, wondrous days. But now the heat and humidity are back with an effing vengeance…like Karen when she found my binoculars Rambo.

Please tree, hide me from the mean boogie weather man.

Please tree, hide me from the mean boogie weather man.

But we got no choice, Cap. Gotta keep truckin. Less than a month until the marathon. We can tough it out.

What's that? The cardinal rule is to

What’s that? The cardinal rule is “just keep running”? Okie Dokie!

The heat couldn’t have come back at a worse time. In the middle of a 57 mile week. 22 big miles on Sunday alone. But we will tough it out, we will get stronger, and we will fly in Chicago.

How bout you? Ready for Fall much? Are you keeping at it? Why is Karen so up tight?

-Scott

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10 thoughts on “Running Through Soupy-Swamp, Tower Water & Karen Needs to Chill!

  1. We’ve been having cool mornings and evenings and hot, sunny days, which is actually pretty awesome. Glad you got a few days of easier temps in there. Fall is coming!

  2. Jane Likes to Run

    I have not been keeping at it. Blah, this has to change soon. Hopefully fall is on the way soon so you don’t have to siphon all the water towers.

  3. You WILL FLY in Chicago. No doubt. The weather broke this week. I sweat my paws have wings. #confidence

    I’m proud of you Scott.

  4. you are hilarious. i love that you’re trying to keep your IG game strong — killing it. 🙂 i know you’ll rock Chicago like whoa!

  5. I miss summer! Least I have a long sleeved running top this year! 🙂 wish I was running all the miles but lately my tendons don’t want to play!

  6. Great job on the training! Oh, I am welcoming the fall weather with open arms…except this week it’s super warm and humid…I thought we were done with this weather!

  7. Sue @ This Mama Runs For Cupcakes

    Just think how easy the marathon will be if the weather is amazing. The heat training will pay off!

  8. I think you’re mad because you had to put your roller skates back in the car…

  9. Good job! You’re logging some awesome miles! Fall is almost over here, well, the leaves are almost all gone already – it’s a bit early this year. It’s nice and cool already! I’ll send you some cool weather okay?!

  10. The Karen sub-story…bahaha.

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