This may be all over the place today! For some reason, have lots of little things I wanted to hit on!! ((no particular order!!)) I will bold the headings so you can pick and choose!
First of all, after a few “blow ups” between my dad and I this weekend regarding my eating patterns, he basically said that he WILL NOT LET ME RUN the Richmond Marathon in November unless I prove healthy enough to do so. And by healthy he means, gain weight and get my period **(Yes, I have addressed my lack of period openly with my dad for health/accountability reasons. No it is not weird, he has been outnumbered by girls in our family for 25 years. He is used to it!)
I hate that my eating patterns cause family tension and drama. That is actually the thing that I feel most saddened and disappointed over. I know that he just loves me and cares about me so much, that when he gets “angry” with me for what he thinks is not enough food, it is only that he is concerned and scared and wants more than anything to help. Guys just have a funny way of thinking they are “helping” sometimes ha.
So even though I have been saying for months now that I will go see a nutritionist that I saw 2 years ago for the Marine Corps Marathon, Heather Fink, I actually have yet to contact her. It was one of those, “I can do this on my own… I don’t need her anymore…” Well, I promised my dad I would call her 1st thing tomorrow. And I will. I have to. When he threatened with not letting me run the Richmond Marathon, I froze. I will do anything it takes to run that!.
So please, YELL at me if my post on Wednesday does not start out with, “So I called and set up an appointment with Heather…” Seriously, slap me via internet air waves.
Yesterday I was not planning on running, but just lifting and getting a good sweat and stretch in at the gym. WELL, I jumped on the treadmill purely as a warm-up (never lift on cold muscles!), and I think we can all guess what happens when a runner starts to run…
After hearing some treadmill feedback from my workout last Friday I decided that I should be doing TM runs at a great incline than the 1% I had been doing. So I set it on 4% and did my first 4 miles at 7.8 speed, and pushed it up to 5% for the 5th mile at a speed cut-down of 8.0-8.8. It was a great workout! Very sweaty, just how I like it!
Half- Ironman on the Horizon??
I really REALLY want to run a half-ironman. After this fiasco with my dad via my eating patterns, he most definitely will not let me train for a half-iron if I am not healthy. So there is another reason to keep my head in the game and do what I gotta do.
I want to do the St. George, UT Ironman next May! I loved it there for my adventure spa a few weeks ago (seriously want to get a job there) and I would love nothing more than to swim/bike/run around that area again! I am definitely going to keep it in mind… but also be realistic if triathlon training while suffering through my 2nd year of grad school is possible/smart. Hmm….
A Mother/Daughter Sunday
Consisted of Costco (duhh) and JC Penny. Have you guys been there lately?? GREAT finds. Seriously, got my favorite Timex sport watch (for non-gps runs #runfree4me) for 39$ !!! Look it up– usually these watches are 60$. Score.
And they now have a Sephora inside J.C Penny’s. Double score.
Then we saw The Great Gatsby! Personally, I loved it! And anyone who says that society has become more “risque, fast, and loose” needs to think back to this era… I mean, Wow. Talk about sex and booze…. I was amazed at how closely it followed the book! Glad they did not try and change a classic.
Have a Great Monday off everyone!!
How are you celebrating this “extra” day in our weekend?
Have you seen and/or read The Great Gatspy? Thoughts?