Saturday, March 12, 2011

Feed Me

Today I had a progressive 15 miler on the books. I cut the run about half a mile short because I was hungry. Really I should have just finished the last few minutes, but my tummy felt like it just could no longer continue on in an empty state. Usually I fuel up on clif shot bloks before a long run, but my supplies are out and I have been way too lazy to head to the store to get some more. So today I headed out on for my run with just a few gumdrops in my belly, and it really was not enough to sustain me.

After fueling up on peanut butter waffles and fruit I felt much better. They were delish despite the batter being extra thick. I really didn't care what the consistency of the batter was, I was so hungry I would have eaten food off of the floor with dog hair on it after I stepped on it with my dirty running shoes.

Lately I have been forgoing my trips to yoga. This has left my muscles feeling tight, most especially my quads. My past few runs I have felt like a hippo trying to run in high heels.

If I only had a personal assistant to stretch me after each and every workout, I would be a happy girl. Alas, I do not.

Next week will be an easy recovery week for me with 40 miles on the schedule. The major goal will be to fit at least 2 yoga classes in, and maybe find sometime for a massage. My shoulders are so tight that it is uncomfortable to sleep, and I'm tired so a good nights sleep without discomfort would be nice.

4 weeks until an 8k and I'm super excited. I haven't raced in nearly 6 months, and I am aching for a challenge.


  1. I would have been starving too if I only had a few gumdrops! I'm surprised you made it that long. I was just thinking that I am out of Clif Bloks and I am too lazy to go to the store too. :) Funny how we can run marathons yet are too lazy to do the most basic of tasks. That's my life.

    I would love to have a personal stretcher. I hate stretching and I rarely do it as I should.

  2. Hi! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I would definitely subscribe to your blog, but I don't have a google account!

    It's so nice to come across fellow Chicago runners! Where do you usually run? Sometimes, I run along the lake front path starting at Ardmore and Sheridan or run along Sheridan going north. We should definitely meet up for a long run sometime!

    Here's my e-mail:

  3. Crazy that you found my blog. How did you find it? I used to see you running on LSD. I always thought about saying "hi" but you run so fast I worry you won't recognize me.

  4. I am absolutely obsessed with your blog!!! Thank you so much for emailing me and I am so happy to be your newest follower. You are absolutely GORGEOUS!!! Great job on your runs. I wish so bad I could have a professional stretcher and massager. You are going to rock your 8k!!!