Thursday, November 05, 2009
So today was a row and run day -- my rows have been soooo much lighter since I'm not racing and I'm in the boat with others who are not racing -- we just take it easy, do some drills, then row back no pressure. It's not as good of a workout, but it's just what the Dr. ordered at this point of marathon training -- a simple crosstraining workout that isn't so intense it detracts from my running.
Todays run .... I was proud of myself for accomlishing it as well as I did, let's just say that. I forgot my sunglasses AND my mp3 player!!!!!!! Today was a scheduled 7 miler, but I neglected to look at mapmyrun before I left so I ran what I knew was about a 6.55 mile run -- close enough. I averaged close to 12:30 min miles.
Then I went grocery shopping -- we needed it. I went a bit astray in the discount Halloween Candy and a bit astray with it when I got home - oops! But from now on only measured and accountable servings will be had. (Those candy corn hershey's kisses are....... amazing.) I brought with me to work some nice, whole foods. Hard boiled egg, baby carrots, apples, almonds, steel cut oats w/ vanilla whey protein powder (ok not so whole there) and cinnamon -- and I also have rice and tuna here as an alternative lunch meal or later snack. It's nice to be stocked up on the fruits and veggies again!
Then I watched ANTM and a Law and Order SVU instead of napping -- uh, I really should have taken a nap - it's hitting me now. BUT I did get to get ready for work nice and slow, blow dried my hair for the first time in AGES, plucked some unruly hairs, did my makeup for the first time in ages.. yeah. It's funny how I can get in a mode of doing doing doing and not do those simple things to take care of my appearance, ya know?
This weekend I do NOT have to work on Sunday NOR do I have to conduct music for church. Also since my run is shorter than it has been in 3 weeks, I will have a little more time on my long run day as well. Yay! So I'm looking forward to a recuperative weekend. 16 more runs before the marathon. :)