Friday, March 30, 2012

Feeling A Little Wild

Well, not much to report on the running front. I don’t know about you, but the spring pollen has been absolutely kicking my butt. We had some record counts here in Atlanta, with counts over 9,000 last week.

To avoid the green haze of death pollen, I’ve been keeping most of my workouts indoors. I’ve run about 30 miles total in the past TWO weeks.

Seems that for every year I keep running, I become even less tolerant of the treadmill. To keep my sanity, I’ve mainly been doing 20-30 mins of HIIT on the treadmill, followed by another 30 minutes or so on the elliptical or spin bike, to reach my self-mandated hour of cardio.

Adding Advair back to my Claritin/pre-run albuterol routine has helped a little. I like spring, but it doesn't like me.

This past weekend we attended the wedding of some good friends. The guys go all the was back to flight school together.

It’s not often that I get to dress up and put on heels these days. Same goes for another good friend of mine (her husband and dad are both commercial pilots, so she's been doing this longer that I have!)

We had babysitters and our husbands were in the same time zone as us. Old ladies gone wild, lol.
Much like this picture, everything after dinner is a bit blurry.

I was a little surprised the couple didn’t add any pilot/airplane related touches, but it was kind of refreshing. After having been in this industry for a few years, I guess the novelty has worn off.

Do people give you gifts related to a hobby or interest and you just think “Gee thanks, another mug/magnet/knick-knack?”

Do you have springtime allergies? How are you coping?


  1. Claritin. And staying indoors if I can help it.

  2. Bear's allergies got really bad tonight after our zoo trip. I am sure it was probably the trees there-poor kid.

    So glad you got to get out & have fun! We don't do the "flight stuff" either. Nick see's enough at work.

  3. I have never had allergies before but this season I think the pollen has finally gotten to me. I'll be glad when this yellow haze is GONE.

  4. Yay for a fun evening! Sorry about those allergies. Mine luckily aren't too bad, as I spend a lot of time outside. My nose drips terribly, but I otherwise feel decent so I don't take any meds in worries it will make me feel worse!

    Taking it easier on the running is probably a good thing too. Hopefully you'll feel better, and you'll give your body some rest before the big marathon training really starts.