I cannot adequately express my deepest Gratitude to everyone for all your wonderful, helpful, encouraging comments yesterday. Seriously, I feel so much better with my decision and I am shown once again, just what a tight-knit community the running/exercising/blogging world is. While we have never “met”, you all have become great supportive friends. THANK YOU.
Our family finally got Netflix! Seriously pumped! (it really is the little things in life…)
Guys… Costco let me down for the first time yesterday. We were planning on stopping in for a little visit and getting some more greek yogurt while out
destroying lightly browsing the REI Memorial Day Sales.
But it was closed.
I mean I guess it makes sense since lots of things were closed on Memorial Day, but Costco has always been there for me when I want it. I feel slightly let down. I have a relatively busy work week these next 4 days, but I guess I will just have to squeeze a trip in some other time!
I woke up knowing today was the day to call my Nutritionist and guess what? I am still feeling OK about this! I am scared, but the truly amazing comments everyone shared yesterday helped me realize that talking to her will ONLY help me!! Yes, Duh Andrea… but it really just hit me. I will have a BETTER Richmond Marathon. I will have a better chance of competing in a Half Ironman. I will have heavier lifts during my weight training sessions. I mean, with all these positive benefits, why would I NOT want to see her? —I will tell you why... because I am still afraid of my “appearance”. It is the most vain thing in the world and I wish I could say I didn’t care about how my body looked or about what others thought, but that would be a straight up lie. And God is seeing straight through that lie. So I might as well be honest with Him and with You.
I have a new running icon! Exciting, right! Her name is Kim Smith and she is from New Zealand.
I am very very bias toward anything Kiwi since I study there for 5 months and lived through their worst national disaster and first official national emergency (February 22, 2011 Christchurch Earthquake). I lived in Christchurch, and I have to say that those 30 seconds were the most terrifying of my life. I have never felt so helpless and scared. All I could do was pray. And that is exactly what I did do. Anyways, back to Kim! She ran the Brooklyn Half Marathon (the race my dad and sister ran while I was doing the Geist Half). My parents got a poster of her and shew as signing autographs! They said she was very smiley and bubble-y and down to earth! Anyways… check her out! I wish her all the best!!
Yesterday I did a “recovery run”. I ran further and slightly faster than I wanted to, and my legs were definitely not too happy with me. I ran a hard treadmill run on Thursday, tempo outside on Saturday, hard inclined treadmill on Sunday, and then last nights run. They were feeling it on the final 10 mins of the run. I should have taken a shorter route back, but I hate when I have a course in mind and I cut it short. Stupid of me, because in this case it would have been very kind to my body if I would have just taken off that last 1-1.5 miles. Bahhh oh well. No running today!
And this is just a little something gross to leave you with. This is on permanent display at my gym. And for the record, it feels gummy and sticky and just really really icky:
Who are your running icons?
Rest day? Recovery run? Race? Tempo? Speed? What is your workout looking like today?
Do you have Netflix?