Good Wednesday to you all! I hope your day is treating you well so far. Mine was off to a good start and continuing nicely along that trajectory. Just a few random thoughts today… as if my random thoughts yesterday weren’t enough! A lot of “anyone else?” questions below!
So this morning I woke up at 7:30. Not bad except I’d prefer to wake up at 7:15. My dream time is 7. But no matter what I do, no matter how much I prepare and set myself up for success the night before, I wake up at 7:30. I think it’s because I know I can still be on time if I wake up at 7:30, even if I wake up at 7:45… or 7:50 as has happened before. I’m on time, but I’m rushed, and I don’t get to do everything I want to do… like a little eye makeup and play with bling. Any tips on how to actually wake up? Let me say that my alarm goes off at 6:40 and I’ve tried a variety of noises. I do wake up, I just hit snooze-a-looze and go back to sleep. Who else has this problem?
So far so good on the healthy train. Yesterday I DID NOT want to run. It was on my schedule to do a 2 mile run after work and I just wasn’t feeling it. My head was allergy foggy all day, I had a twinge in my back, I was feeling like I had a little bit of cramps, and most importantly, I just didn’t want to. As always, I turned to the friend for guidance and butt kicking. Here is a quick summary of the texts following this one…
Me: my plan today was to run 2 miles. I’m still so foggy. Run or no?
Friend: brisk walk if that’ll feel better?
Me: I don’t like to walk lol. I prefer to run.
Insert lots of complaining here…
Me: [coworker] just told me it’s spitting out. That means I shouldn’t
Friend: It’s not raining here. Go home and run.
I did not appreciate that suggestion.
Does anyone else have a friend like that? (Mags is her dog btw) Mine is the best. I didn’t want to do it, was pretty convinced I wasn’t going to run, and I was so, so, so happy I did. I surprised myself with how much I was able to do and felt so good even though I hurt so bad. I used my free interval app on my phone and set it for 60 seconds run 10 seconds walk. Every 5 intervals or so I walked for 10:60:10. I was able to do it and banged out 2 miles pretty quickly, but I think next time I’ll give myself a 15 second walk and hopefully I won’t have to take the extra long walk. Do you like running through the woods? I feel like part wood nymph, part Katniss, and part latin dancer due to my Pitbull songs.
After running my stomach kind of hurt. Am I the only one who gets stomach aches after running? Maybe I ate my banana too soon after. When I got home the Mumsie had prepared a yummy chicken and veggie meal and I inhaled that. An hour later I was still hungry so I satisfied my incredibly weird, always present post-run craving: an egg and avocado sammy.
Maybe I’m really just craving protein and fat? In any case, I fried up two more eggs for lunch today. I.Can.Not.Wait. Do you have weird post-run cravings?
Please tell me I’m not the only one!
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