Otherwise I definitely would not have gotten up at 6:45am to run with mariahwantsmore in 30 degrees. She could only stay for half of it, but I ended up finishing with close to 3.5 miles at a turtles pace. Miles are miles though! It just felt good to be out there. 

I stopped to get a few groceries, and then the runger hit. I seriously hate how hungry AM running makes me. I meal prepped a MASSIVE batch of sweet potatoes and veggies to have for breakfast throughout the weekend (sautéed sweet potatoes in coconut oil, added red/green peppers, mushrooms, and a Jimmy Dean sausage/bacon mix I got on sale). Top that with yolky eggs and voila! Deliciousness. Proof below. 

Now I’m currently drinking some coffee and I’ve been working on my last big math project of the year. We’ve had it for nearly two weeks, but being the procrastinator that I am… I didn’t really start any of it until today (it’s due tomorrow). Oops. I have today off, thankfully, but after this I won’t have another day off for probably two weeks. Time to make some moolah for the holidays, y'all! Anyway, back to my project! 

(I’m 90% caught up on questions finally so if you want to ask me something, go for it! Just might take me a few days to reply). 

Training Recap

I have a pretty successful week of training not exactly what I was hoping for. But I made it work :] Lets get into it!

Monday: I went back to BodyPump. It was the first time I had back in over a month. It was nice to the the ol’ pumpers :] Sadly, our instructor never should up. Luckily for us there was a lady who teaches the class on a different night working out on the machines in the gym. We pulled her off and talked her into teaching the class. The class ended up starting late. We could not complete the whole class within the hour. So were supposed to stretch alone after class which I never did. Bad idea!

Tuesday: I was scheduled to run but I was extremely sore from BodyPump the day before. So I opted for some Yoga and moved the run to Wednesday.

Wednesday: My body was still sore but I did not want to miss my run. So I went out there and took it nice and slow. I actually do not remember this run at all. Strange! Anyway according to Daily Mile I did it and I kept a pace an average pace of 10.10 for 3 miles

Thursday: It was beautiful so I took the run outside. It was a great run on the trails. I did the three miles with a pace of 9:56. This run reminded me why I love running outside.

Friday: Rest Day

Saturday: I went to BodyFlow. It was the first time I had been to this class in over a month. I really loved it. I really wish my gym offered this class more!

Sunday: Long Run Day. I set out for nine miles. I went early morning before church. It was a beautiful run around Shell Lake. But It was hard. I think it was a combination of things. I did not fuel properly before the run. I did not have time to eat my “normal breakfast” and I am not used to running in warm weather. I do not like it either. But I supposed since I live in the Midwest I will have to get used to it ;] Anyway, I finished it and kept an average pace of 10.46. I am kind of disappointed in my pace but not all runs can be perfect.

On a side note, after yesterdays run. I have horrible runger today. It just seems like I cannot eat enough. Oh, the rough life of a runner ;]

Post Run Grocery Store Iritability

So. Tired. I ran 8 miles, showered and headed to the grocery store at 5:15 pm. When I got there I could hardly think. I couldn’t remember what I needed, felt lightheaded and my stomach hurt, not rumbled or growled, but hurt for food.

I nearly made dinner before grocery shopping but knew I’d be so tired after eating I wouldn’t go. I’ve grocery shopped after running before with no problem but this time was different… I didn’t snack after running.

I got a fruit/veggie smoothie from a case, paid and downed it as I shopped on. The smoothie helped but I got super cranky looking for the body soap.  Why isn’t it with the rest of the facial soap and shampoo???? Why is it with the pharmacy supplies? Why, when I’m so tired, is the freaking soap not where you’d expect it to be? WITH THE REST OF THE SOAP?

Moral of the story: Be prepared with snacks after every run. Don’t mess around. Eat.

Dinner, pictured below, was not enough. I feel like a bottomless pit.

ONE WEEK until my first race ever: a full marathon!

Tomme rum

Tomme rum og grå tanker tynger os ned i flygtigheden af momenterne, vi memorerer over nøgne hvide vægge, der engang indeholdt alt kært og nu savnet.
Grå rum og tomme tanker skaber komplekse farveller, og håbløs prokrastinering.
Ekkoer af begyndelsen runger i de selvsamme vægge som nu kun indeholder tunge hoveder, punkterede af tankerne om et svært farvel.
Kun tomme rum består, når de tunge ord bliver sagt, og de mange lys går ad nye veje.