Alright, so first off thank you to all the people out there who have made me and my salt exuding pores feel better…we are not alone! I think that’s also a reason why I crave saltier things during the summer, and also why I don’t really feel all that bad about eating more sodium that I think people recommend. All that white stuff leads me to believe I’m obviously losing plenty of it, along with all those other electrolytes, so gotta make sure to replenish them.
Second thing, if you’re moseying on over to this blog by way of the awesome Athletarian, again I want to say thank you to my girl and also the traffic spike. Gotta say it’s a nice little ego boost when Blogger informs me that there have been more than say 3 or 4 visitors! hehe. 🙂
Had a slightly traumatic experience today during my workout. So there I was going about my thang on the tready…when ACK!! I look down to the front monitor and this long @$$ legged spider is crawling its way across the screen! No joke…now, he’s not doing anything malicious other than being a creeper, and I know logically he’s not going to jump into the air and attack me, and there is a fair distance between me and the screen, but still.
The little lurker scurried around in front of me for a good mile, mile and a half, and not gonna lie the whole time I’m sort of nervously looking down afraid he’ll leap at me or something. I wasn’t really in the position to take a good swat at him, and of course I’m too anal to actually stop the treadmill and remove him (umm, once I’m going it’d take hell or high water to make me stop! or a really bad gurgly stomach….haha), but thankfully he went away after some time. Here’s my question to you all: spiders, do you kill them, have someone else kill them, move them outside, or let them come and go as they please?
I’m not actually a person who usually freaks out about bugs and stuff (growing up I was a total nature girl and loved going bug, lizard, snake, etc. hunting) but this one was just too close for comfort, you know? And spiders and I have a history…back in Kindergarten my friend and I were going bug hunting in the field behind our school during recess. There were tons of dried leaves and branches, and I come across what I thought was a really cool looking dried up leaf, it looked like a normal brown leaf but it was puffed up in the middle like it had a huge air pocket in there, like a leaf version of bubble wrap. So naturally I take the thing and WHAM crush it between my hands.
Folks, it was a huge spider sack…I look down and it was like a terror movie, little baby semi-formed spiders, HUNDREDS of them are scurrying up my arms. They were amazingly fast, running in droves, and they were clear/see-through because they were still not fully mature. I was of course in shock but drop to the ground, start rolling around and swatting at them trying to get them off.
My friend comes over and was too tripped out to do anything other than stare and gawk, thanks Heather wherever you are today. I was able to get them off me well enough I guess, as I didn’t turn into Spidergirl, but still to this day I can vividly remember the little green-translucent creepers all over my arms, not pretty. So that’s me and spiders.
Back on track, the rest of my tread run went along pretty uneventful. Wrapped up with my Pedestal core routine and then abs. Showered off my salty crust and there she goes. Well, on that note, I’ll leave you all to enjoy the rest of your Friday!
1) Spiders and all things crawly, how do you handle them?
2) If you’re in the middle of your cardio, do you mind stopping if something comes up and then going back to it, or are you the kind of anal person like me who would keep on running even if the fire alarm went off?
To my credit, I KNEW it was only a drill, and I had only about 5 minutes left, so I waited as others filed out and once I was done I joined the rest of the stragglers. 😉
3) What’s going on for you this weekend?