Monday, July 18, 2011

Even July thought it was too hot to stick around.

Serious dilemma:
I just realized the Providence Half is 2 weekends away. 
My training for the month of July thus far? A 3 mile walk and a slow 6 mile run. 
My running shorts see more action from sleeping in them than anything else. My running shoes are only used to run from gate to gate in the airport- which by the way, why haven't I been wearing tennis shoes to travel before now? Yes, they are a little bit of a bitch to get on and off, but when my connecting flight is 2 terminals away, I am not afraid to run for it. Then again, this is pretty much the first time in my life I'm wearing shoes I have to tie. Yes, I have come to terms with the fact that I am a princess. Get over it. But I digress. The point is I haven't been training. 

And let's not even talk about the nutrition. I don't think there is any in New Orleans style food. And sweet tea does not double as hydration.

In case you were wondering, that's where I have been jetsetting back and forth from for the duration of the  month of July- give or take a handful of days. Why? I had a family emergency that I don't feel like talking about (and I don't think has hit me yet) and I had a vacation planned previous to that. I'm so just ready for my life to get back to normal. . Or whatever is as close to it as possible. More running outside and sleeping in. That's all I ask.

I think I need to give up on the minimalist running movement. For now at least. My legs really hurt and I don't know when that will stop. Foam rolling and stretching seem to only be a temporary fix. I decided I wanted to do it so I would be less prone to injury but clearly I've been too lazy to stick with working on my form and whatnot, and I'm injuring myself worse (I think). If anyone has any tips, that would rock. For now I need to go get another pair of Defyance 4s so I can break them in and rock RI. 

On another note? Today makes 3 months of being smoke free, what what!! My co-worker and I went to Lululemon at lunch so we could get my celebratory headband. I made the mistake of trying their running clothes on. I knew better but I had to. I tested the theory that their pants make anyone's ass look amazing and it's true. Dammit. Now I have to have them in my life. I will come up with my bankrobbing scheme after work.

And before you decide to take away my blogger card, I give you a self portrait.
I couldn't even zip it last year.

1 comment:

  1. Hooray for smoke free!
    :( for family emergencies.
    Yippee for outrageously expensive pants that make sure your ass looks fantastic!

    Good thing you posted that photo. I think the Blogger people were forming a committee to vote on whether or not you could still be here! ;)