And it was a good one! :D
Yay. Fell asleep on the couch, again, at 10:30 last night. But the hubby did make me dinner so I did dishes before I fell asleep cause I'm nice like that. He stir fried up some onions, chicken, carrots, and 1/2 a green pepper with teryaki sauce (from a jar but it had these sesame seeds in it...fancy and good!). We served it over his new fav. sushi rice. Just plain white rice with vinegar and this simple syrup type mixture...he was cooking his choice. It makes good rice but meh it's white and I've heard brown is so much better for you so that's what I prefer.
I decided to use my early crash as a reason to get up early and get my run over with cause I have to work this afternoon (evening shift). I woke up ravenous and ate a spoon full of crunchy peanut butter as not to upset the stomach during the run. I contemplated making my English muffin and jam breakfast again but thought that would be too heavy, you know? Got to the gym and warmed up with a 5minute walk of 0.2 miles. Ran for 1 1/2 miles (17:30) and stopped to pee. Okay I technically don't like running indoors cause with all my out door workouts this summer it's become "boring!" but I do like the facilities! Then I hopped back on and completed 3.5 more miles! I ramped up the speed from 11:54 for the first mile (yikes I really eased into this one!) then to 10:34ish for the second. The next two were a solid 10:00min/mile with no breaks. Then back down to 11:54 and back up to I don't know, 8 something cause part of me just wanted to get it done. Kinda oscillated between wanting to walk and wanting to sprint the last 1/2 mile and well, anyways got it done. Got home and got some bacon going (two slices that I cut in half so it's like I had four slices...tricky I know), whole wheat English muffin, 1tbs butter approx., one fried egg. Hey, it's Sunday and that was my long run, right?
So, Danielle from 5K to marathon recently asked in a post if you were a lurker or a commenter. You know what I'm talking about. And I shamefully had to say lurker. It's not that I don't enjoy your posts but I'm kinda shy. Both in life and on line. How sad is that? I really should get out there and comment more.
Okay one more resolution, more commenting! I mean I feel great when I know you all are listening to me rant and rave and it's such a motivator to know that "I've got to get this run done cause I don't want to have to write 'fail' on my blog later!" :)
So thanks bloggie buddies for you the inspiration and advice. I really do enjoy every blog I read, if I didn't you wouldn't make it to my "blogs I frequent" list. Although I don't know if it's me or blogger, sometimes a blog's updated post doesn't make it to my blog roll. Has anyone else had trouble with this?
Can't wait to hear about some fantastic race reports today. Congrats all you princess marathon finisher's out there!