of the coffee variety. You see, I’ve NEVER been a coffee person before I started and entered the real world in August. Slowly but surely I’ve started, well, becoming addicted to the stuff. I’ll admit that I didn’t really drink it to enjoy it. In fact, what I typically drank was this stuff
and I drank it, and liked it, because I could make it as strong / weak as I wanted. I could make it (and did) pipping hot. And it was quick. For Christmas (and I am ashamed to say that I JUST broke it out of the box. No real good excuse either except that I was too lazy to buy coffee filters…) I got
Well I guess it wasn’t *totally* that I didn’t have any filters (yes I know that’s a weak excuse) but also because I A) had lots of the instant stuff in the cabinet and B) didn’t really know what kind of coffee to buy (I guess my only real requirement was CAFFEINE). I did get a thing of DD coffee and some store brand with the coffee maker buttttt well I just didn’t have any oompf to make my own coffee. Until….
a friend (who doesn’t drink coffee) gave me this bag because she was given it and didn’t want it to go to waste. Rather than leave it in the clinic I immediately told her that I’d take it. And OMG so good. I definitely am NOT a coffee connoisseur but I am sooooo enjoying this coffee. I haven’t yet checked out how much it sells for in the grocery store / godiva store but I’m betting that it isn’t exactly cheap. So I’m trying to really savor it while I can! I still have the packets of instant in the cabinet but hopefully this lets me become a full-fledged coffee snob. All in good time.
But at least I’m able to enjoy *something*. Because I was all set to get up and actually enjoy my traditional Tuesday Tempo. Maybe I should have heeded “Beware the ides of March” because alas my left leg did not want to cooperate with me. And neither did my brain because I totally slept through my alarm this morning after being up all night with what I suspect was a fever and a really runny/stuffy nose. I am amazed at how much snot can come out of my nose. It’s not even that big!
I’m also amazed that I managed to get through the warm up once I got out there, barely though. It felt (and still does) feel like my other leg did in December after trying to do too much after WR. The funny thing is that I was hurt this time last year in my Boston training but with my shins. Oh well. This time around I plan on not being slightly silly and training through it. I mean, I might try but at least I listened to myself and didn’t try to force the tempo. And tothose of you who are wondering: I don’t have access to a gym / pool / bike so XT-ing it up isn’t an option for me at the moment.
I did spend the time that I was going to be running the tempo icing, stretching and rolling. So I wasn’t just bumming around feeling sorry for myself. And to note: I’m not feeling totally frustrated or even sorry for myself. Yes, it sucks to not be able to complete workouts but I’m feeling worn at this point and need some R&R. I thought one week was good enough but I guess not. We’ll see how I feel in a few days. It’ll be a most excellent time to try and satiate my insane appetite that I’m getting being so far in training hahah
Good thing I’m taking Boston for fun, no? I’m doubley looking forward to the massage I scheduled for Friday. Holler.
Finally, after seeing everyone else post on FB their Boston number I figured I’d check out what mine was and what wave I ended up being in (for those of you who don’ t know, Boston is now a 3 wave race). I’m not going to share the actual number here (because I don’t know who is reading behind the scenes) sorry but it’s good enough to get me FIRST WAVE. Holler. And I’m sure many of you know my full name and can search for me. And then stalk me on April 18th.