Workout – 9 miles, flat, basement treadmill. I don’t even care how long it took. It was the most horrifically miserable run I’ve ever done. complete exaggeration. not EVER done, but ever done. my legs were lead weights. breathing was horrible. and it was only 80 degrees down there, not the usual 88. wimp. BUT, this is my epiphany. at the end of it. I don’t care how miserable it was. I did it all. I am sticking to the plan. I didn’t stop 1/2 mile or 1 mile short because my legs were 3 miles back. as a matter of fact, I looked at the plan after, and it was only supposed to be 8 miles. I need to pay better attention.
SO – when you are having the most miserable of miserable workouts – stick it out. slow down. take a breath. finish it. you will be glad that you did. unless of course you are literally losing a limb – you should probably take a break. glass half full – glad it wasn’t a speed work day. I probably would have just cut my legs off at the knees. would have been more fun.
I can think of a few reasons why today might have been difficult: 1. Lack of sleep 2. Lack of sleep 3. Lack of sleep 4. empty fridge. something about needing FUEL for a run? by mile 7 I bolted upstairs, scavenged the pantry and inhaled a package of sport beans. delish. I did have this to drink while I was running:
The only reason for that particular kind is the last marathon I ran, this was the drink they were offering. I wanted to get my little tummy used to it so that it didn’t end up all over me. now I have a big container of it. waste not want not. It tastes fine. I do like drinking something like this when I go longer than 8 miles, especially when I’m running in the Sahara dessert. I think I would like to try the Gatorade series stuff, though – especially the recovery drinks. Has anyone tried them??
My husband gave me a most beautiful gift when I went downstairs to run –
A new wall to look at. something’s still missing. an even bigger something because that is one large wall. for a nice big flatscreen. at least it’s a new view. I think I liked my corner view better.
They should make a bumper sticker that says – I survived Target. with 3 little kids – or better yet – I survived a 3 day weekend. with 3 little kids – we did have a peaches and cream day and made it out of Target with a few bucks to spare. of course I found some steals and deals that I couldn’t pass up. Let me share. I was super organized and made a tiny little list of some things I needed.
I don’t know why I thought Target would carry beluga, brown and red lentils??? what happened to me??
The “off the list” crappadoos that were way more fun than the listed items.
That should do it for Target for awhile. I only had to give Luke 4 lollipops and a container of vanilla wafers to get him through the store. And the kids didn’t shoplift anything. always a good day in my book.
and I will leave you with a Quick Tip – don’t wear shoes like this when it is 15 degrees out. bad decision #197 for the day. that’s all.
Do you like to wear headbands when you work out?
Do you have better workouts on an empty stomach first thing in the morning, or do you have to eat first?
What is your favorite thing to have for lunch?
I will share with you a couple of recipes I am going to try for lunch, later in the week. after I get to the store and make them. that could take awhile.
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