After our 4 mile run this morning, Vero and I stopped to take a photo together before stretching. She did something that made me laugh…then Vero joked that I just woken up the whole neighborhood. I laugh really, really loud…it is uncontrollable for the most part. I felt bad and told her that I would try to be less noisy. Then she said, “I love your loudness. It comes from your stomach and through your heart.” That made me feel really happy, so I thought I would share.
I love my running buddies. It is a real gift to find people who you are compatible with first thing in the morning on a challenging course. Vero loves to talk and I love to listen (and laugh), so we make a good pair. Brandi is the third of our musketeers when she is available. We all have similar athletic abilities which is an essential part of a running partnership. Vero of course is a little speed demon, so she makes me better every time I go with her. This morning it was much chillier than I expected, only 48 degrees! We could see our breath as we got started. Vero was kind enough to let me borrow one of her jackets so I didn’t freeze my butt off.
I have a quick update for those of you interested in my rosacea treatment. I’ve been using Oracea now for about 3 1/2 weeks and I’m excited to report some significant progress. However, about a week ago, I started to have an allergic reaction to the medication. Benadryl keeps it at bay, but I refuse to keep taking medication for my medication if that’s what it boils down to. So I am going to give it another week to see if my body can get over it, if not, I will have to swap medicine and start all over. Boooooooooo. At least something is working though! There is hope.
Tonight I head off to New Orleans for a very quick trip (less than 24 hours) with my friend Micah Manor! I can’t wait to get my hands on some crawfish, I’ve been dreaming about it for MONTHS. Micah is the perfect person to go on a road trip with too, she’s so laid back and easy going. I’m sure the 5 hour drive down there and back will fly by with her as a travel companion. I also finally invested in a iPhone adapter so I can play Pandora on my car radio. That is going to make a world of difference as well! So by tomorrow morning I hope to have some fun road trip photos to share with you on my blog.