This post should start out with a disclaimer. Read at your own risk. *insert sarcastic smiley face. Gentlemen, if you're reading this - beware.
I smell like a dead animal after I run. No sugar coating it. I do.
My kids and husband have been teasing me lately. "EWWW, Mommy YOU SMELL...go take a shower!" "Yucky!! Mommy, you smell like a dead animal."
I texted this photo to my husband this week with a smiley face.
Sometimes, I smell REALLY bad. I can't help it, it's a fact. I'm not sure if that's normal or not, but pretty much immediately after I get done with a run I head to the shower. But, don't despair, within minutes, I'm back to smelling like fresh flowers and sunshine.
I had a very amusing conversation with some of my besties the other day about chaffing. But, as you can imagine, it was not in an area of typical chaffing. Unfortunately, my long run last Saturday left me with some surprisingly painful lady parts. Why you ask? I have no idea. Had I known there was going to be so much discomfort, believe me I would have done something about it.
But, here ensues the hilarity of the conversation. Imagine your lightning-fast fingers, texting back and forth, sarcastic remarks to your best friends - all while talking about how your lady parts are on fire.
And so.... the brain-child invention "Vagi-Glide" was magically invented. I'm going to make millions!! Hands off ladies - this name is mine! HA! But, unfortunately, we discussed how the name of said brain-child invention really seemed more like it belonged in an adult entertainment industry than the running industry.
Alas, now I have to go back to working my day job.
And, now that you're thoroughly entertained by my chaffing and stupidity, I'll get a bit serious. I runfess that I don't like doing my weekly training recaps. It's become more of a chore for me and I like my blog posts to feel a bit more light-hearted.
Don't get me wrong. I absolutely LOVE the link-ups with Tricia & Holly and that is why I continue to do my recaps. But additionally, this training cycle I'm keeping an actual running journal. There is something about actually using a pen and paper to write about my week that has me feeling good about my training.
I'm sure I'll still keep linking up, but it's not my most favorite subject to write about.
ATTENTION: A NEW BLOG IS COMING!
On another note, my husband is a wizard with website design, so he's designing me a NEW BLOG! I'm super stoked about this and I can't wait for it to roll out! I'm hoping by April 1st it will be launched.
A few months ago, I decided to change the name of my blog from hanzelboyzmama to runningaroundtheboyz. I have a bunch of reasons for the name change, but I feel the new name is more relevant to my life. I'm a runner, a busy working mom, and I'm running around my boys constantly. The name fits.
The only downside to this new blog is that I have to manually transfer all of my old blog posts. For that reason, I think I'm only going to go out one year of posts. I don't think anyone will miss the older posts.
It's been a pain to establish my new handle. Just yesterday, I changed my Instagram handle from @hanzelboyzmama to @runningaroundtheboyz. So, look for me there! But, I hope it hasn't been too confusing?!
I noticed today that my first post with my new handle hasn't been getting near the engagement as it did with the previous name. It's actually down about 50%. I guess it will just take some time to be recognized again. I have gotten a few comments already that people have noticed - that's good!
Also, Twitter is being a snot about the new name. I can't change my Twitter handle because the new name is too long! Crap. Alas, my Twitter handle will remain the same.
That's all for now!
I'm bracing myself for this mysterious "so-called" crazy demon snowstorm we are supposed to get today. Good bye Spring temps, you were wonderful while we had you!
And, no I don't want to build a snowman.