You know what I love?
I kept two donuts from work the other day in the fridge until I left and they were delicious.
Warm temperature donuts are blahhh compared to cold ones.
Go ahead. Call me a snob.
You know what else I love?
The fact that Miley Cyrus shops at Trader Joe’s.
Miley does not tell a lie.
Anyway, what’s going on, buddies?
I have a day off from work so I’m totally splurging on the computer and studying my little ass off for the re-take of my ASVAB test. I need to learn my commands and ranks too. Gosh.
This old guy at my gym told me I am going to make a special Marine. I’m not sure what special he was talking about, but I’ll take it! Any compliment is a good compliment, right?
Also, this week I have definitely scaled back on running. Dur, Christy. Running four weeks straight of 50 miles is a little tough even though you don’t feel it until now.
It’s not that I’m sore, but if I am literally dragging myself through runs and can barely make it thirty minutes without dying first, then I need to taper down. I spent some time on the elliptical this week instead. I still sweat like a teenage boy so it’s all good. My face shows it.
I think for any runner, it is very difficult to slow down on runs or even run fewer miles. You look at your Garmin and see a seven-minute mile or whatever the number is, and it really messes with your head. You think you’re out of shape or losing your game, but that is not the case. It’s just a slow recovery run that we do need.
It’s always difficult for me to see seven minute miles on a run or to only run thirty minutes. I think I need to go, go, go in order to be the best or the fastest. Well, that obviously isn’t helping currently because all my runs in the past two weeks are deteriorating. I am running slower because I just can’t go any faster and then I just don’t want to run. It’s a never-ending cycle, but I need to accept the fact that I need to reduce my mileage and allow some recovery time in order to improve. No one gets faster by running five-minute miles every day. I wish I could run that just once.
I need to scale back on running anyway.
I have the Warrior Dash next week!
Oh my god. I’m so excited.
The race starts with mud right off the bat then from there it’s climbing and crazy obstacles. The last bit includes water. Man oh man. After reading about it in this issue’s Runners World, I am pumped up.
Who doesn’t want to jump through fire and get extremely dirty? You gotta be crazy.
I think I know what I’m going to wear though.
Some old shoes, shorts I don’t care about, and a sports bra.
And my stomach says, “I eat too many donuts.”
Has anyone else done the Warrior Dash or a race similar to it?
Well, well, well. It’s the time again. Time for honorable eats:
Baked falafel + spicy egg whites
Fish + sweet potato fries