Goal Miles 77
Actual Miles 78
This week my schedule got a little out of whack and things haven't gone quite as planned. It has just been one of those weeks around here. I've been an emotional basket case this week where I had some extreme highs and just as many extreme lows. Sometimes when my emotions take me over I feel like being a woman is a curse.
12.36 miles. Ran first 4 in my Newtons. Adjusting my shoes and making attempts to be consistent is my gait is going well. The Newtons feel light-weight and great on my feet, so great that I feel ready to just take to all of my runs in them. BUT this would not be wise and I have to continually remind myself that this is a slow process where I need to give my muscles appropriate time to adjust and gain strength. More to come on that in a yet-to-be-determined posting.
10.2 miles. Ran my first 4 in my Newtons. Got my svelte on at the gym.
11.13 miles. Easy miles.
19.79 miles. This became somewhat of a rather busy day for me. I woke up extra early to head out for my long run, which was dumb. My body doesn't run well right out of bed, my muscles need a few hours to wake and I need fuel before working out. But I tried to pump out a strong 22 on 5 hours of sleep with no breakfast on a rather humid morning 30 minutes after getting out of bed. Lets just say I felt crappy and decided that 20 was enough for that day. I never get side aches but for some reason had a terrible one for the first 10 miles which was kind of strange and uncomfortable.
After the 20 I ate my way through my entire house and headed to the gym for resistance session #2 this week. While I was working out I became the target of a "mean girl" attack where some gal who I have never seen before felt the need to make some seriously rude comments in regards to my weight that made me cringe. At first I felt the need to confront her like a crazy woman to go on the defense that though my body may be lean, it is healthy and looks the way it does because I run nearly 80 miles a week and make healthy food choices, but instead I decided to just let it go because it was my wedding anniversary and I didn't want to become all heated and crabby for the rest of the day. Usually I don't really give two crapolas what people think about me, but for some reason this was really eating me up and I shed some tears in my car on the way home. I hate when a random person doesn't like something about another and feels like it is their place to pass judgement, and wish I wouldn't have gotten so sensitive about this. Instead I should have replied with something like:
"Your nose is too small for you big air head and it is distracting my workout"
"Only 12 year old girls wear sweatpants that say 'cutie' on the butt"
"You have cankles"
"You don't look like a doctor, and I didn't ask your opinion..so pull your fat lip over your head and swallow"
but I didn't say any of these things, sometimes when my emotions get involved I'm not my usual sassy self. People should know when to just keep their opinions to themselves and their mouths shut. Gossiping about someone you don't know is a waste, especially when it is in a hurtful manor. Sometimes I just want to scream FOCUS ON YOUR OWN FLAWS at people, but I don't. Maybe I should start.
Later that night the hubster and I celebrated 4 years of wedded bliss by dining on a delish 5 course meal at Graham Elliot. It was a lovely meal, but not nearly enough food for a gal who ran 20 miles and pumped iron like the worlds strongest woman at the gym hours before.
|Yes we are high class folk that take public transportation to fine dining meals|
So good...but a 3 bite dessert??? Really???
Love a good night out on the town with my man,
erases all the pits of the day.
Unprompted day off. My brother came into the city for lunch where I accidentally took a 2 hour nap after he left. By the time I woke up it was 6 pm and I decided to not try to squeeze in my run and instead enjoy a free Friday evening with my hubby.
13.5ish miles. Woke up early and headed to the gym for my 3rd lifting session this week, then followed that up with about a 7.5 mile run solo without a watch in my Brooks. When I came home I recharged my batteries with a freeze-pop and headed out for another 6 miles in my Newtons with my hubby. This weekend is the air and water show on the Chicago lakefront and the path was crowded as heck and we got free energy drink samples while running.
We spent our late evening hours at Scooter's Custard celebrating my last weekend EVER at my current job. This place is amazing, they even give free cones to the furry visitors. I know that I may get some hate mail for saying this, but this stuff is better then any frozen yogurt on the planet.
|Don't mess with a pup and his custard|
11 miles. Planned on getting in a 6 mile tempo @ half marathon pace but I forgot to charge my garmin. I instead decided to just do an easy 11 without a watch and get the tempo in tomorrow.
Forging on to the future, next week I have a mileage cut back, a now unplanned tempo on Monday, some 400's later in the week, a weekend getaway, and lots of preparations ahead for a new career venture.
2 weeks until The Oak Brook Half Marathon
7 weeks until The Chicago Marathon