As I start getting in my running groove in Boulder, there are some things that are brand new to me. I mentioned how thin the air is up here, but my body didn't want to slow down. That definitely made me feel out of shape. I had to use my inhaler twice when I got back, but that was also from the crisp cold air. The air wasn't so crisp in Dallas. But here's a side effect of that thin, crisp, dry (very dry) air. I need body glide. I'm chafing in places that never chafed before. I thought something was happening with my Oiselle bra when I took out the pads (because I'm not used to having a bust when I run.. or at all), and I started chafing. That bra had never bothered me before, so was it that I removed the pads? Then my other bras and shirts started chafing and I realized on Monday, it's so dry up here. Unless I want to run with a humidifier, I need to get body glide.
Tuesday was my birthday, and while I again didn't get any running gear, I'm set on team spirit. Fridays are quite casual at work, even more casual than normal since it's Boulder, and I see quite a few people wearing Buffs gear. Even before I knew I could wear Buffs gear on Fridays, I put long-sleeve shirts on my birthday list because eventually, I'm going to lose the ability to wear my long-sleeve race shirts. I do want to make my race shirts into a quilt, but I'm still waiting to get a few more. I received a Buffs shirt, and a Red Wings shirt. Since this is definitely long-sleeve weather, I'm set for lounging and spirit wear.
And yesterday (Wednesday) was my pet-iversary. 3 years ago on Jan. 25th, I brought Allie home. She's added so much to my life. I donate to Frisco Humane as much as I can since they did so much for her. She's such a cutie-pie, but she's also frisky at times, goofy at times, and quite a snuggler. She even greets me when I get home. If my parents are here and get home from work before me, she looks at them, basically saying "you're not my human." I'm definitely hers.