Monday, May 17, 2010

Days run in May: 17

Days left to run in May: 14
Days left to a 5 day weekend (AND the SATC movie premiere!) 10

6:00pm start
89deg
53humidity
64dew point
feels like:  94

No, I'm not lying :o)  I do believe we are so close to the edge of what we normally experience here in the Summer that its not even funny...Soon it will be 80deg at 6am when we start out Saturday runs...Thankfully the cloudy skies moved in (and I heard thunder rumbling from about mile 3 to home) so that made it a bit more bearable.

6 miles
paces between 9:36 and 10:04
I gotta tell ya, sometimes these 7/1's are just what the doctor ordered.  I felt really, REALLY good today on this run and kept my HR in check and never felt like I was pushing too much.

Heres a cute story...as I was coming back down Hazard during the last 1.5 miles I saw this guy up ahead of me about 300m I would guess.  Before I knew it I was up on him as we got to Bissonett at the light and he seemed startled that I had caught him (he had turned his head back once and saw me when I was about 100m from him)..the light in front of us was red but he took off across the street and I had to laugh...knowing what he was thinking.  I looked at my watch and saw that I had 20sec till my next walk interval so I ran out the 20sec and walked the minute watching him trudge along ahead of me.  Once my watch ticked off to run I figured he was about 150m ahead of me again.  I just started running knowing full well I was going to 'chick' him again...he turned once again to 'see where I was' and I was right up on him by that time and he took off like a shot. 

For about 50m and that was all he had?  Laugh.  He actually started walking and I just flew right by him.  Poor guy.  I must have ruined his day :)

Sorry about your luck dude.

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I did not have a good day today in the way of some mental issues.  Some revolve around my mom's situation, some revolve around other things, and then some revolving around my incessant thoughts about eating/food...I don't know if any of this had anything to do with the constant empty feeling I had in my stomach all day, but I am here to tell you that I had to fight like hell to not completely just keep eating and eating.  And the fact that I couldn't stop thinking about food was making me even more mad.

I had to literally talk to myself (not out loud, but more in a manner of praying)...in my head telling myself 'you are NOT hungry', 'you are NOT hungry'...I couldnt be...I was eating PLENTY of food...Even though I brought ALL my food from home today, just before lunch I went down to the cafeteria for some stuff off the salad bar:  carrot sticks, cucumbers, garbanzo beans.  Things that I can 'pick' at, but with extremely low caloric impact, through out the afternoon.

Maybe its the increase in activity over the weekend?  I dont know...All I know is that it was (and still is) a struggle...and then with all the other 'stuff' it just made it that much harder...

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And last but not least...the triathlon at the end of June?  Not going to happen.  And not because I wouldnt still like to do it, but I commited this morning to working that Sunday; so instead of spending $65 to do that race, I will be pocketing much more than that to work for 5 hours ;o)  I am picking up some shifts here and there during the summer to help out at one of our local specialty running stores, and to pocket the extra cash to help subsidize my Chicago Marathon trip in October!  Lets face it, I dont make the same kind of money I use to, and I have to be frugal when need be.

My plan though is to continue to swim 2-3 times a week because I do love the thought of swimming even if I suck at it (but I do look good in my bathing suit ;o), and to do a 'brick' workout every Sunday that I possibly can...Simply because its a great workout, and keeps me active on that day where I might be otherwise inclined to just be a slug the day after my long run!

2 comments:

wendy_kresha@charter.net said...

Sorry about your struggle with food! That is something I have dealt with most of my life as well and it stinks! However, I have found that the more I run, the less hungry I am. Weird, huh?

Bert said...

I can sympathize about the constant thinking about food thing, very annoying. My (sometimes) successful solution is to have some white tea. Hardly any caffeine so I'm not hopped up all day. Good luck with the streak!