The last day of Sept… what a long and crazy month. I know October is going to FLY by since there are just a few gigantic things happening this month
I also have a couple of other smaller races and it will be just as busy work-wise as Sept. Wacky school year!
Yesterday I promised a few things… first a long run update. Last Sunday I went for a 15 miler. It started out decent. I went to the Kal-haven trail, even though the trail and I have a contentious relationship. This time proved no different! I made two major mistakes: 1. I broke in a brand new pair of shoes. Yikes! Don’t do this! I didn’t have much of a choice but by the end my legs and feet were completely worn out. 2. I didn’t bring any fuel with me. Oh I brought Nuun and this probably saved me from completely passing out on the trail! On my 10 miler the few days before, I only brought Gatorade/water and I was okay. So of course me and my gigantic ego thought I didn’t need anything. Yep, at the end of this run, I faded. Seriously, with my legs wanting to jump ship and sheer lack of energy, I’m sure I looked like a zombie coming out of the trail. Scary! I was also freezing towards the end of the run and couldn’t get warm until I took a 20 minute HOT shower. While I don’t know the science behind all of this, I’m guessing I did my body wrong and won’t be doing that again.
Today was supposed to be my last long run before the MARATHON! 18 miles were on the agenda and I was kind of looking forward to it. As I mentioned in a past post, I was (sort of) diagnosed with PCOS. Today this is happening
Sorry for the over-share but I’m in so much pain, I’ve had to resort to doubling up on pain killers. Yep, I’m a little high. I checked with my pharmacist friend before to make sure I wasn’t doing anything dangerous. I’m trying to figure out when and how I’ll get those 18 miles in since today is totally out of the question. But they are important to me – simply for confidence sake.
Onto more pleasant things: Recipe… enjoy! Don’t get me wrong – this isn’t the healthiest meal on the planet but it isn’t the worst and you know what’s in it. I got this from pinterest so I’m not sure of the original creator of this yumminess – my apologies!
So I’m wearing my fleece polar bear pants that I convinced my sister she should give me (they originally were her’s) and sent them very sappy text messages. Real quick – anyone with sisters ever notice how their clothes are always so much cuter and more comfortable than your own? I swear, I could hijack my big sis’ ENTIRE wardrobe :) I’m also decorating for Halloweenie very soon (it was supposed to be today but the whole curled in a ball in pain thing got in the way)! Heid and I have this way of always decorating at the same time. It’s strange. One of us will text the other and sure enough, without discussing it first we are putting up the holiday decor. Kevina cracks me up and I always get a boost of motivation from the little go-getter. He is a fiercely hard worker – I tell him to sleep every time I see him and I really admire his tenacity. Kev also has more talent in his pinky finger than I do in my whole body. Yep, I’m definitely missing my sibs!
Hope you are enjoying your Sunday! I’m going to start a petition to make weekends three days and work weeks 4. Let me know if you want to sign it. I’m going to change the average work week – you on board?!