I have a whole bunch of lovely posts in my Draft’s Folder just waitin’ to be published next week! So hang with me!
Until then however, you must suffer through this random mind-vomit post… sorry?
I woke up this Saturday morning super early. Even by my standards. It is hard for me to even type out….. 3:49 am. I was wide awake, out of bed, drinking coffee, and eating breakfast. All before 4am. That is a problem. I hate it.
Anyways… I had no concrete plans to run this morning. I was playing it by ear. I wanted to do something because I will be going to a tailgate at about 2ish today for an evening 6pm football game. I really wanted to get a workout in before eat copious amounts of chips, cookies, burgers, etc.
Well, all of the sudden decided I wanted to attempt a long run. So I threw on my clothes/shoes/watch and took off. Well, we all know about my Bathroom Issues. My successful 15 miler 2 weeks ago was so great because I I didn’t have to go to the bathroom at all! ((I didn’t eat a single apple)) Well, since today was kind of unexpected… I had 3 apples and a pear this morning (among some cereal, granola bar, and english muffin with pb). But from the get go, the run was doomed. I had to go to the bathroom right away and could tell it would continue throughout the run. So I just turned around and came home. 2 miles total people. Wow, impressive.
I hate the feeling of a failed workout. But I am telling myself it wasn’t a fail… and it is no big deal! So I didn’t fuel properly before…. I knew I was taking a risk trying to run on what I ate! And guess what?! I can fuel properly tomorrow morning and do a run on Sunday! It is all OK Andrea! Relax, laugh at your bathroom issues, and forget about it!
I also realized that this lack of exercise this morning now means that I get to tackle the mental challenge of going to the tailgate, enjoying yummy food, and not be constantly thinking about how I didn’t workout— Because food and exercise are not related in the way that I have made them out to be. They are separate. Doing one does not reward nor punish me, causing the other. Separate acts.
This is always hard for me to understand, so I am going to accept this Saturday Tailgate Challenge by enjoying myself and not thinking about not working out! (Sorry for the double negative there)
Whew! This was longer than I expected! Have a great Weekend guys!! Good luck on all of YOUR runs 🙂
Anyone already do their long run? How did it go?
Lets here a holler for tailgates!! What is your favorite thing about tailgates??