Confession Tuesday. I don’t have a confession day but I have so many things to confess today, that’s just how it’s going to be. I stopped over by the very classy Real World San Diego house to use their confessional.
Does anyone else miss old school RW, like New Orleans?! I feel like I haven’t seen a season in like 5 years.
Sunday I took my calorie day off and ate LOTS of sushi, half of a 3″ Boston Cream Pie and half of a cannoli and I didn’t feel guilty.
Also Sunday, I was supposed to run 18 miles (usually these long runs help me rationalize eating so much), I bailed. I had one of those, sick, tired, can’t get out of bed days. I wrote my last blog in the morning, dressed in my running gear and all ready to go, and then I don’t know what happened. I lost it. I think heading out the door for those long runs by 9am may be very important for my sanity. It has been edited don’t worry I’m not that much of a lying beezo. To redeem myself, after work Monday, P and I ran 18 miles.
Ok, this is awkward. I got to the office yesterday and was chewing gum. I don’t normally like to chew gum at work, so as I was erm… on the toilet peeing (because I always have to be when I get to work, seriously no matter what) and I had the genius idea to toss my gum in the toilet behind me and just flush it. Whelp. Gum stuck to my butt, I didn’t notice, pulled my pants up and my favorite undies, lower back, jeans and tank top are were covered in Trident Layers… fml. Stop laughing you a**holes. 😉
I’m dropping the Hal Higdon plan. It’s great, it’s working but holy bejeezus it’s boring. I will punch a unicorn the next time I have to wake up and run 5 base miles in the same loop around my house. P and I are moving to the 3/3/1 schedule. 3 running days (speed, distance, tempo) and 3 crosstraining days (spin/cardio class/yoga) and 1 day of rest with 5 days of strength training each week. I took measurements and photos and I want to see if changing it up has any positive effect on me. I’ll check in every 2 weeks. Mostly though, this is for mental happiness. I don’t want to hate running and it feels like work at the moment. Except my long runs, I’m still loving the long runs.
Alright that’s enough of that.
Monday’s workout: 18 miles booya
Our run was amazing, it was slower than normal but I never realized how scary it is to keep a good clip in the dark. Our first 3rd was a great pace, then the sun went down and this heavy, misty fog rolled in. I was pretty much running blind and convinced myself that every dark patch of pavement was an axe murderer/pothole that would kill me. We did it though. I worked an 8 hour day and then ran 18 miles. Redemption. I also tried a chocolate Gu for the first time, OMG why the H hasn’t anyone told me about these?! It was like a little pouch of chocolate frosting. yum.
After our run, I took an ice bath. I hate all of you. Everyone has been encouraging me to do this and I finally bit the bullet. Ok, it was miserable at first but then it was kind of nice and today I feel a million times better than I normally do. I don’t hate you all. Thanks for the great advice.
yup, that sums it up
Today I go sign up for my gym membership and hit the spin bike after work, salvation!!!!!!!!!
Any other ridiculous Monday stories for me? I also spilled tea all over my desk at work… and my lap. Good times. Happy it’s Tuesday