Fall, Running, Thinking Out Loud

Why is Treadmill Running SO Hard?

Hello there and happy Thursday to all you lovelies! I’ve had a bunch of random thoughts lately that aren’t worth turning into a blog post each so here are some of my Thursday Thoughts <– linking up with Running with Spoons.

  • In my quest to be an overall healthier individual, I’ve been getting quite a few groceries from Whole Foods recently. The last few times I’ve been, they’ve had an enormous jackfruit for sale at $1.99/lb which means those things cost at least $20-30. I know that jackfruit turned into fake meat is a big trend in the plant based world at the moment but it doesn’t look that appealing to me. I haven’t tried it yet and I don’t think I have the desire to either. Maybe it’s because I’ve never had pork (or any meat) so I don’t feel the need to replace it with anything. 


  • Where are you, autumn? This weather is crazy. I live in Maryland and it’s been too hot to even consider running outside this week. 85 degrees outside and 92-100% humidity. Not cool Maryland, not cool. I may be writing this while sipping on a cup of hot cinnamon apple tea but that’s just because it’s supposed to be fall and I’m ready for it. This was fall a year ago

october apple picking


  • Whenever I chop onions, my eyes start to burn. I try to struggle through and ignore the pain but eventually it gets to the point where I can’t even see because I’ve literally started crying. Enter, lab goggles. Brady’s old college lab goggles protect my eyes from evil onions so they have a permanent spot in my kitchen drawers.


  • Grey’s Anatomy is finally back and I’m already enjoying this season more than last season. The story line has dragged the last couple seasons so it’s a refreshing change of pace that things are moving along now. I’ve never like Amelia’s character but mostly because I think the actress is kind of bland in the role – that being said, I’m interested to see what happens with this brain tumor storyline. 


  • I haven’t gone this week due to insane humidity but lately I’ve been running at Centennial Lake a few times a week. I love going to Centennial and I’ve got some pretty special memories there like doing my first triathlon. On my most recent run I was reminiscing on the first time I ever went to Centennial Lake. I was around 10 or 11 years old and I’d gone with a friend to go roller blading and paddle boating. I remember it taking forever to get around the lake especially since there were a lot of cracks in the path. It was also on this excursion that I came the closest to going fishing as I’ve ever gotten or ever will get. 

— Sunset as seen on my run at Centennial last week —

Sunset at Centennial Lake


  • I’m late to the party, but I recently saw the music video for Ed Sheeran’s Thinking Out Loud for the first time. I really loved the video and even though he didn’t seem the most natural in the dance, his partner more than makes up for that. It was just one of those sweet romantic dances that really makes you feel something. The combination of a well choreographed dance that breathes with the music… *swoon*. Choreographers NappyTabs for the win (my favorites from when I used to watch So You Think You Can Dance). Brady said that dance has never been something he’s felt any kind of connection with. So I pose the question, does seeing a beautiful dance move you and make you feel connected to it? 



  • Since it was insanely humid here this week – so humid it’s hard to breathe outside normally even without running – I went to the gym to get in some strength training and a run. Why is treadmill running the hardest thing ever? I don’t love running on a treadmill anyways because I enjoy fresh air and a good view but on top of that I feel like I get motion sickness or something. Whenever I get off the treadmill, I almost feel like I can’t see straight, everything’s a little floaty feeling and it feels like I’ve gone miles farther than I actually went. Is this something you get used to or does my body just not respond well to a treadmill?


  • #TBT You know how Facebook has the option to look back at your memories? Well this is one that popped up in my feed today. 9 years ago my junior class went to New York for a study tour and Brady and I were in the same touring group. We saw a battleship, Ellis Island, Times Square and other notable places around the city, West Point Academy, and the Vanderbilt Mansion. It’s really fun that we have all of these memories together from before we even started dating. Aren’t we cute <3 .

NYC Skyline from Ellis Island

So there are all the random thoughts I’m sharing for today! Let me know some of your random thoughts are!


Have you ever tried jackfruit?

Do you feel connected to dance as an art?

Treadmill running: yay or nay?

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  • Reply Jennifer @ Fit Nana October 13, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    I live down here in Virginia and I am so OVER this weather. I’d like it to be Fall now, please! UGH.

    And, after I run on the treadmill, I feel all weird and like I’ve been on roller-skates for hours. Walking feels strange and confusing for a few minutes. haha I’ll take outside any time!
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    • Reply meaganleanne October 13, 2017 at 4:55 pm

      Seriously though, this weather needs to get it together! And YES! That’s exactly how I feel when I get off the treadmill. It’s rough times lol.

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