I apologize in advance for the lack of pictures and interesting content on this post. I am tired. Boo hoo I know…
Normally on Thursday’s I run in the morning and do Body Pump after work. Today I decided to do them both back to back. All I can say is oof da! But it really reminded me I am NOT an evening running, I am a morning runner. I don’t know what it is about me that makes it so much more painful to run in the afternoon. I get a side stitch and just want to lie down and take a nap But regardless of how bad I was whining, I still made my 3 miles of tempo plus warm up/cool down plus some because apparently maps and me don’t get along… I wanted to make the entire loop 3.7 miles to give me time before Body Pump but ended up getting a route that was 4.2 miles… oops! So instead I had to rush around and cram a icky larabar down my throat so I wouldn’t pass out… Oh well, I still finished in record time of 36 minutes! So not bad considering my tortoise speed But man did this combo make me hungry!! I had a smoothie immediately after getting home, plus then pizza dinner and cereal and could still eat more… bottomless pit! Good thing I only have to change to this routine this week and then change it up again next week! Otherwise, I would run out of food for eating Friday or until grocery shopping again!
And so my half marathon is all of a sudden 9 days away! When did that happen?? This time next week I will be officially in taper mode and sitting as much as possible! For my past half marathon’s I started carbo loading like 3-5 days before and this has always left me feeling rather squishy in the middle if you know what I mean so for this race, I think I am going to try to stick to a good amount of protein before and then maybe just Saturday lunch and dinner load up on carby things? We shall see… being glutenless and carbo loading creates it’s own challenges as well…. One more long run on Saturday – 11 miles!! Crossing my fingers for an encouraging run and not a imnevergoingtorunagainwhattheheckwasithinkingsigninguptorunthiscrazything! I’ll maybe do a post about my pre-race eats and try to think of some other interesting things to post about. I feel very uninspired lately and I think it has to do with the total exhaustion I have by the time I get around to blogging. Wittyness and tiredness do not get along well with me… Sorry
Question – anything in your routine you have recently switched up? How did it go? Did you realize you had a routine for a reason??