I cannot tell you how happy I am that it is Friday, for many reasons. So, HAPPY FRIDAY!!!!
This week actually hasn’t been that bad. It’s gone quickly, I’ve been busy but not stressed and feel pretty accomplished with my Couch to 10k training.
How’s that going, you might ask?
Well early in the week it was rough. Sunday I got major cramping around the 1.5 mile mark and had to hobble the rest of the way back home, attempting not to throw up. So that was a fail. I tried again on Monday and I must have had a bad mood hiding out just waiting for my run. If I were a three year old I would have been throwing an epic tantrum between miles one and two. I was hating every inch of that run and the devil on my shoulder was telling me that I COULDN’T DO THIS. This devil can be pretty nasty to me sometimes, telling me that I’m a failure and how are you ever going to run 6 miles? You can’t even do ONE! Stop trying to be an overachiever. It doesn’t work for you.
I hate that guy.
I pushed through though and ran 4.25 miles, my longest to date. Granted, some of that was walking so I didn’t really feel it was that big of a success. I was just happy to finish the run stronger and in a better mood than when I started. Wednesday was going to be the run where I pushed up to five miles but it was pouring out soooo I opted for a date with Tina Fey and her book Bossypants on my sofa.
Last night I ran errands and stopped by the furniture store to say hi to Morgan and Donna. By the time I left, it was kind of late and I wasn’t sure a run was going to happen but I threw on my 6-year old shoes and took off. Whenever I wanted to stop, I kept going. I had an awesome pace of about 10’50 going on and I cranked out 5.35 miles without stopping in an hour. I was pretty damn proud of myself, even of I could barely walk afterwards.
I’m only a few days away from the Bolder Boulder and while I’m nervous, a run like last night’s gives me confidence that I CAN do this.
Today is friday though and it’s my break from running. B also gets back tonight after being gone two weeks (which may be the reason for the break) and I’m very much looking forward to a long three day weekend which involves a garage sale hunt for a hammock stand, delicious home cooked meals with the boy and a BBQ after my attempt at the 10k that’s going to involve a lot of grilled corn on the cob.
I might have raided Safeway’s sale last night. And I may now have 7 ears of corn
Why do they call them ears?
Anyways. I’d also like to get to work on my tan as well. I’m looking a little ghost-like and I’d rather not blind
my adoring public the crowds at BB on Monday.
That about sums it all up. Hopefully I survive the race. If you don’t hear a tweet from me after 10am on Monday, get worried. I’ll be lying on the road somewhere in Boulder dead or crying about wanting to be dead.
Hope everyone has a lovely three day weekend!
*You are welcome for now having that song in your head. I had the unfortunate occurrence of someone playing that recently and it hasn’t left my head since. I want to die.