First off: This is my 200th post! I was going to post my weekly stats this morning but decided I didn’t want to “waste” my 200th — even though this post is not going to talk about it from this point out hahaha.
Oh man. And to think that Monday’s shouldn’t be that busy for me. But it’s 1830. I’ve been up since 0530 (stupid insomnia!) and this is the first time I’ve had to myself. Sheesh.
Anyway. Like I just said I didn’t get that much sleep last night. I was up semi-late trying to figure out what I want to do for my proposal that I mentioned yesterday. Needless to say it was a bit frustrating and I didn’t get anything done with it. I just kept looking at articles but nothing was clicking with me. Grrrrrrr. So I thought that it would translate to a terrible run.
But I keep forgetting how AWESOME I am (and I say that in the most modest way I assure you). I mean, the run wasn’t the greatest pace wise but it was much better than Mondays of the past. Muy bueno. My one complaint was the temperature. The high for yesterday was 68*. The overnight low was about 28* and about 32* when I got up. I (stupidly) did not check the weather forecast and froze my little butt off haha. Not really but my hands and fingers were not appreciative. I think I need to start looking into better gloves for the winter. Although I don’t really know why I try, I’ve done the triple layering occasionally to no avail. Stupid poor circulation!
Despite the DST change last weekend the sun still continues to rise later and later. Boo! So now I’m waking up in darkness but after doing my core routine I have sunshine. Gosh I really do hate going into these winter months.
Either way sunshine (and not clouds) lifts my mood. Tremendously and I was able to get through 7 miles quite effortlessly. My HR stayed low the entire time which was nice and, once I was done, quickly went back to resting.
The run itself was great. The first 5 miles or so felt strong — which, despite running well the past week, has rarely been the case. Maybe I was pushing too hard, trying to burn off that frustration of the night before as well as the insomnia. Regardless the last two miles significantly slowed down and prolly is where the slow overall pace comes in. The annoying thing is that I could *feel* myself fading over the last couple miles. And there really wasn’t anything I could do about it!
Overall, however, I’m happy with the run. I look at it as a Monday run that was much better than usual. A bonus. I’m trying to embrace things that annoy me or that I dislike. My theory is that if you can accept this stuff then life is good. I’m trying it out with slow runs and winter. We’ll see if my overall mood improves. I’ve been content so far!
Also, I’ve been getting pretty nervous about this weekend. I’m hitting “real person age”. It’s a bit scary. I was thinking of running my age in miles that day, as the older I get the more miles I’d have to do (duh!). But now I’m not so sure. See, I’ve planned a three day extravaganza of debauchery. Well maybe only two (Thurs & Sat as I’ll likely need Friday to recover from Thurs haha). The thing is that my body doesn’t recover like it did back in the days (haha I sound real old now). I guess if I take it easy Friday night — and I plan to watch El Laberinto del Fauno and take it easy — maybe I can still do it? I still got a few days to decide.
Alright back to putting my nose on the Monday grindstone. Lots and lots to do!
Also: Natalie over at NoNo2YoYo is having a giveaway, plus that post I just linked too also has sweet info about Project Feed Me which is soooo cool. Sign up! (and tell her that I was the one you found out about this from)
AND re: Spanish TA. I’m not sure I believe the rumors and it’s literally one or two things I’ve heard from other ppl. Definitely not giving up yet 🙂