I am going to be honest with you. I have been too busy
wasting my life away stalking Pinterest this week that I have not actually done much running. If I am being completely honest, I have had lots of tummy issues that have kept me on the couch and close to the bathroom, but I promise you I will not get into that for your sake. Pinterest though, that I can talk about.
Is anyone else addicted? I know that I can not be the only one. The website has even sucked my husband in. You log on and the next thing you know an hour has gone by and all you have to show for that time is an inspiration ‘board’. I keep telling myself that since Joe and I are house hunting, that I am merely doing ‘research’ for great ideas for our future home. (Queen of justification? Maybe.)
Here’s a little inspiration that I found on Pinterest:
Frame for a flat screen TV:
Shoe organizer (I SO NEED THIS!):
Clever jewelry display:
DIY curtain rod and fabric bookshelf:
And this is just the tip of the iceberg. The website has a plethora of ideas and inspiration. Just be for warned: pinning is addicting!
Ok, back to running. Last night I went for a short jog through the neighborhood with my handsome husband and our pup Rogan. I love the man dearly, but he is not my favorite running partner. He’s too speedy, too chatty, and gives too much ‘advice’.
For some reason though, the man loves to
torture run with me. He is constantly asking, “Can I run with you?” I usually tell him that I prefer to have some ‘me time’, but every now and then I give in and will give him a few miles of my time.
It took a few trail-and-error runs for us to be able to pound out a few miles without wanting to kill each other. For example, we found that we can only do shorter distances together because I have to run faster and he has to run slower to get at a pace that we can agree on. For a few miles this is fine, but anything longer this pace would not cut it. I also had to ask him to cut down on his advice and cheerleading. I know that he is coming from a sweet place, but I was not always taking it that way. I often get annoyed when he tells me to “Give it all you’ve got!”…..um, hello. I AM!
The funny thing is that cheerleading and advice from my real run coaches and run groups are always welcomed, but from the man I love the most I tend to get a little sensitive. Interesting, no?
You tell me: Do you have a hard time running with your significant other? Or have you ever had a running partner that you did not mesh well with?
Also, are you addicted to Pinterest or another time-sucker website?