Sunday, June 15, 2008

The calm before the storm...

This is my time to relax. I have packed and double checked my bags. Everything is done. All I have to do is get through the next three work days...blah!

This weekend was great! Saturday I did an easy spin ride at the gym then followed it up with breakfast with my team. Then I made my way home and decided I needed a nap because it was too hot to do anything else. I was later able to get some chores done: I washed my car, did laundry, gave the pups a bath...and relaxed!!

WOW, is this what "normal" people do on Saturdays??? I've forgotten what that was like!

Then I was in bed by 9:30 p.m.
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Today I met the team for a 7 mile run. I made the typical mistake - I started out waaaaay too fast! I had all this energy and felt sooooo good I thought I could keep up with the big boys for a while...and I did...for a while. Then my legs started to burn and my breakfast started to come undone so after 4 miles, I turned it down. Still, I felt pretty good until I stopped at which point I thought I was going to pass out...really. I felt bad because I could hardly hold a conversation and of course I didn't want to say anything to anyone...my bad. I almost didn't make it back to my car for my recovery drink, but I did and after we got to Whole Foods I really felt better.

It was really stupid of me because I knew what was going to happen...I didn't take water with me, nor did I take my electrolytes...I just thought, "oh, I'll just run 7 and be done"...which would have been ok if I hadn't tried to keep 7:15-7:30 pace...I came in after 4 miles 3 minutes faster than I normally run it.

I will be smarter next weekend...promise!

I did manage to relax most of the remainder of my day - spent 4 hours hanging out at Whole Foods, a nap, dinner with my dad, birthday evening with my friends...not a bad way to end the weekend!

1 comment:

erichollins said...

I like Whole Foods as well, but what did you do to hang out there for 4 hours? Wow!

If I don't talk to you before, good luck and have fun this weekend.