Tuesday, August 2, 2011

It’s too hot to run!

Unless you run at 6:15am!

I am getting around to posting a little late because I had to get out and run before it gets too hot today.  We are supposed to be 108 (in the shade).  Yesterday I was feeling the effects of not being able to run much lately.  I was tired and sluggish and irritable.  I could run on the treadmill but I have the hardest time making myself do that in the summer.  The treadmill is more for rainy days or winter.

Anyway, I got 4 1/2 miles in this morning will lots of hill sprints.  I was a hill hunter this morning.  I wasn’t sure how long I was going to last as the temperature was already starting to climb at 6:15am.  I wanted to make the best out of my time.  Every time I ran down a hill, I turned around and sprinted up it.  It was really fun.  That also meant a little walking time, which I always struggle with during my runs.  When I hear of other people walking during their runs, I think, “Good for them. Whatever it takes. Way to push through.”  Not for me.  If I have to walk, I might as well just walk home and call it a day because I get so irritated with myself!  Walking after sprints didn’t bother me though.  Laboring to breath probably helped in that decision making!

So, yesterday, was Boring (with a capital B).  I didn’t feel like doing anything but felt bored because I wasn’t doing anything.  Justin was so confused.  He wan’t sure how to help me or if I was even asking for help.  I finally took a nap. 

I started the day with egg whites and one whole egg, canadian bacon and a gluten free english muffin.

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I also ate some pasta bake.

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Roast, potatoes, carrots, asparagus and corn on the cob (the corn didn’t make it into the picture!)

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I also snacked on pretzels and hummus, pretzels and nutella and some turkey deli slices with swiss cheese dipped in ranch.  So much salt.  A lot of which came out today during my run!  I can feel the salt on my skin! Yikes!

I started reading Tina Fey’s book, “Bossy Pants” last night.  It should be a fun read.

I definitely plan on having a better day today than yesterday.  I already have so much more energy.  Running is crucial to my mental well being!

2 comments:

  1. Yummy pasta bake! Im proud of you for getting up and getting your run in! Your much better at that than I am, lol..

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  2. I realised that I cant run. I have no stamina. 5 minutes in and I want to rip my lungs out of my chest.

    Any tips for a newbie runner? I find i have a bit more stamina on the treadmill. But outside, I cant for the life of me!

    Nutella and pretzels sounds yummy.

    my treat today was a peach with a teaspoon of nutella YUMMMM

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