So Hot in Herre

July 26, 2011 · 37 comments

Just so you know, that song was the first rap song I ever knew all the words to.

(source)

Love you, Nelly.

So. You know from last week’s posts that it’s been really hot. I did a “Running in the HEAT” post, followed by an “I really wanted to do a 14 mile run but the heat screwed me and it sucked and I hated life” post.

On Friday, we hit a Dierks Bentley concert (fo free!). The walk from the parking lot had me sweating like Heidi Montag in a donut shop.

Or like I just ran 4 miles. Really?

Seriously. Hot enough for me to buy an Icee and pour my beer in it.

Kinda hot in these rhinos.

Just try to stop judging me. It actually tasted like a cherry beer, thank you very much. I’m going to build an Icee Beer stand and make millions and you’ll all wish you were as smart as me.

Yesterday, said heat wave raged on until about 7 p.m. last night. I was greeted by a torrential downpour and a blown transformer. And no power in my house for about four hours. Saweeeet.

But before this all happened, I hit the gym with little expectations. I’ve been stressing about time and fitting it all in, and with Lisa-Marie’s wedding on Friday, I had no idea when I’d get my long run in.

I hopped on the treadmill (it was too hot for an outdoor run). I bit the bullet.

I did it.

14 miles later, I should have been completely embarrassed by the way I looked (and probably smelled) when I hopped of the treadmill, but I was too proud of myself to care. I teared up when I texted my dad that I was 14 miles closer to Dashing for Dad (for those of you who don’t already know, I’ll be running my marathon for prostate cancer, which my dad battled this past winter).

So, first PDR = done. 14 miles down.

That’s how I felt. Just sweatier.

And it’ll only get harder from here.

Why didn’t anyone warn me that time management is the hardest part about training for your first marathon?

P.S. My leggies aren’t even sore today. I also ate about 6 bowls of cereal post-dinner.

And, about that power outage. Chloe and I had a romantic dinner by candlelight.

So romantical.

Speaking of Chloe, guess whose Giveaway Winner Pet Portrait Prize arrived yesterday?

Remember when she looked like that just a few months ago?

Thank you to Rachel for hosting such a cool giveaway, and to Alyson for the portrait of my little bear.

She’s a fan.

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1 theAlmostRunner July 26, 2011 at 3:42 pm

That is adorable. A PORTRAIT! Cute.

ALSO. YOU FREAKING RAN FOURTEEN MILESSSSSSSS ON A TREADMILL. PROUD of you!!!
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2 Lindsey @ Happy or Hungry July 26, 2011 at 3:48 pm

Welp, the good thing about crazy heat is that EVERYONE is super schweaty and you’re not alone.
That photo of Chloe is awesome!!!! haha.

14 miles is kind of a big deal! That’s craycray! I can’t believe you didn’t die from boredom alone, let alone running/leg issues. Yowza. Good job!
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3 Alyssa @ Life of bLyss July 27, 2011 at 1:06 pm

meh, I had lots of distractions.

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4 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey July 26, 2011 at 3:49 pm

Yikes! 14 miles on a treadmill? No thanks!
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5 Jess @ Stylish Stealthy and Healthy July 26, 2011 at 4:01 pm

I <3 you for saying "it's kind of hot in these rhinos". I always say that and no one ever knows what I'm talking about.
You should probably just be my best friend.
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6 Alyssa @ Life of bLyss July 27, 2011 at 1:06 pm

I’ve said that from the start. why don’t you listen to me?

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7 Meg July 26, 2011 at 4:06 pm

I was like ohhh good gracious ass is bodacious!

You rock my world and you rock the running world. Obviously.
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8 Carrie (Moves 'N Munchies) July 26, 2011 at 4:14 pm

sldjfklsdfkdjf 14 miles!! GIRL IM SO IMPRESSED!
you DA SHIZZLE
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9 Brandi @ The Vitamin Bee July 26, 2011 at 4:14 pm

Congrats on your first 14 miler!! And on the treadmill, yikes!

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10 Jenn L @ Peas and Crayons July 26, 2011 at 4:47 pm

Chloe: “Hey everyone! Come see how good I look!”

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11 Cara @ ChicMeetsHealthy July 26, 2011 at 6:20 pm

hahahaha!
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12 Alyssa @ Life of bLyss July 27, 2011 at 1:06 pm

that’s exactly what I was quoting in that caption. you’re so smart.

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13 Sami July 26, 2011 at 5:01 pm

chloe is TOO cute (:
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14 Amy July 26, 2011 at 5:11 pm

yay for 14 miler! and a cherry beer icee sounds wonderful!
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15 Kat July 26, 2011 at 5:47 pm

So jealous you saw dierks for free!! Gah I am beyond in love with that guy ;)
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16 Colleen @ The Lunchbox Diaries July 26, 2011 at 6:10 pm

If being super proud of you for running 14 miles (and putting beer in your icey) is wrong, then I don’t want to be right :)
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17 Cara @ ChicMeetsHealthy July 26, 2011 at 6:17 pm

awwww i love your dog! growing up i had all labs (my dad still has 3 black labs) and now somehow i have two chihuahuas. haha. ill definitely get another lab though!

love the idea of icee + beer! way better than the “lemonade” MGD 64′s i have been downing sipping like a lady!
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18 Kristine @ Running On Hungry July 26, 2011 at 6:23 pm

14 miles! AWESOME run! Just donated to your marathon – I’m a huge supporter of ZERO and want to help any way I can! :)

And could Chloe be any cuter?? I neeeed one! Can she have puppies so I can have one? Please and thank you. ;-)
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19 Alyssa @ Life of bLyss July 27, 2011 at 1:02 pm

KRISTINE. thank you so, so, so much! you are amazing. and I’ll breed chloe just for you. and you can have all the puppies. cause you’re awesome.

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20 Rachel @ the Avid Appetite July 26, 2011 at 8:22 pm

Omg the portrait came out SO cute! So happy you love it…and more importantly, that Chloe is happy with her portrayal :) :)
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21 Alyson July 26, 2011 at 9:09 pm

I am so happy you- and Chloe- like the portrait! It was a lot of fun to make! :)
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22 Lindsay@ In Sweetness and In Health July 26, 2011 at 9:41 pm

Your dog is sooo cute! Congrats on the 14 miles girl! That’s freaking awesome :) . And I would totally pour my beer, or straight liquor, in an Icee too haha
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23 Sarah OUaL July 26, 2011 at 10:30 pm

YESSSSS beer Icee! Mmmm want one.
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24 Liz @ Something To Chew On July 27, 2011 at 12:45 am

Just so you know…you consistently make me laugh everyday.

Icee Beer? Genius. I’d buy stock in that.
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25 Alyssa @ Life of bLyss July 27, 2011 at 12:52 pm

best. comment. ever.

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26 Melissa Simson July 27, 2011 at 2:40 am

Every long run from here on out will be PR. COOL EH? Kudos to you doing that on a treadmill, I have too much ADD for that. The longest I have gone is 11 on the treddy. So I am slowly comin out of lurker status ( hi again!) and love your blog because you’re hilarious but you also remind me of MYSELF which is a little weird and a little awesome……. so the fact that nelly is the title of your post is even more hilarious. Go to my blog and look at the title of my last post a few days ago. And in 8th grade i was OBSESSED with Nelly and that was the first rap song I know all the words to as well. Ok so i’m done obsessing with these coincidences. Love ur blog!
Oh and time management IS the secret to marathon training! that’s why it’s so difficult :) I find that running in the morning is the only way this works for me. That way it’s out of the way and I can get on my with life and say yes to fun things that may happen after work when the rest of the world is awake!
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27 Alyssa @ Life of bLyss July 27, 2011 at 12:51 pm

aaaah yay to all of the above.

but oh my gosh, I always feel too much of a time crunch in the morning! my runs are never decent when I get up at a horrible hour :(

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28 Sam July 27, 2011 at 3:49 am

That is so AWESOME! woohoo! Good job :D seriously time management sounds like an issue with that. although i wouldn’t know :P
Chloe looks so cute in that picture! I love your freaking captions. too funny.
Also I love that you put beer in icees. And then post about it ;) the best!
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29 Alyssa @ Life of bLyss July 27, 2011 at 12:50 pm

hahah. no shame.

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30 Sam July 27, 2011 at 1:50 pm

thats why we love ya girl! :)
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31 Dad July 27, 2011 at 12:21 pm

I noticed that picture of C-Floe and wondered where it came from!

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32 Alyssa @ Life of bLyss July 27, 2011 at 12:49 pm

yes! doesn’t it look great with the wall color in my room?

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33 Karla July 27, 2011 at 12:39 pm

you rock my socks off! 14 miles is not only a huge accomplishment but on a treadmill! you’re a killla. well done!
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34 Christina July 27, 2011 at 12:56 pm

What the heck?! 14 miles on the treadmill??? you’re awesome. and you must have a really good attention span. :) The treadmill bores me so.
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35 Tiffany July 27, 2011 at 2:03 pm

OMG Chloe is killing me softly!!!! That picture of her is too much! And wtf is with the power outages? Were they from rain or heat or both??

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36 Alyssa @ Life of bLyss July 27, 2011 at 3:30 pm

rain! …I think. all I know is a transformer blew and I saw it and it was all pretty and sparkly.

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37 Ali @ Ali Runs July 29, 2011 at 2:28 pm

Congrats on your PDR!! :) I love love love your pics of Chloe, SO cute!

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