These words may or may not have come out of my mouth last night as we were going to sleep, "Quit breathing on me! I have the Boston marathon to run in 12 days! Roll OVER!" He obliged and spent the rest of the night breathing on the dog instead of me. I have been washing my hands like crazy, to the point that they are dry and chapped :( But I'll be damned if I get sick! And every client that comes into my office I have to shake their hands. Is it rude to reach for the Purel right away? Or should I do it when their backs are turned? I just cannot.get.sick!
I have also been downing this stuff like it's going out of business! I should probably buy stock in the company since I am sure sales have sky-rocketed from me alone in the last week :)
I mix two packets in a water bottle and chug! Every time I drink it I imagine I'm in Willie Wanka's secret factory stealing a sip of the Fizzy Lifting Drink! If you haven't tried this stuff or heard of it, it's 1,000mg of Vitamin C that tastes amazing. You can buy it at Safeway/Vons or good old Trader Joes. The stuff tastes amazing and I swear it's going to keep me healthy for the next couple of weeks (or at least that is what I'm telling myself). I mix two packets at at time - you can't OD on vitamin C, can you? LOL!
In running news, my new shoes are working great!!! I am in love! I took them out for their first run on the gym treadmill (it was raining out! I wasn't going to ruin my new shoes!) and for the first time in over a week my knees weren't aching. I guess I was right, my Lunar Glides needed to be retired :( I had a great speed work session and started off the week strong.
7 miles 52:52 7:33/mi pace. I did notice the difference in my heel weight, and I did kick myself a few times as they feel just a tad heavier, but overall I'm so glad I gave these a shot. I have a feeling they will be just what I need come April 19th.
Yesterday I headed home at lunch to get my run on. Late nights are kind-of mandatory for the next couple of weeks until the end of tax season so I need to squeeze my run in when I can. I went home and the temps were perfect! 64 with a slight breeze! I only had time for a quick run since I had a client meeting at 2. And I am NOT one of those runners who can just towel off with a few baby wipes and head back to the office. No, I am a sweaty, stinky mess after just a few miles. So I am forced to fit in a shower. It was so nice to break the day up this way and I think this will me my new plan for the next 9 days of the tax season.
4 miles 30:00 7:30/mi pace. I ran quick and had no idea that it was that quick. My legs felt strong and light and I have a feeling I would be a great lunch time runner all the time. I felt well fueled, rested and ready. The only thing is, and I don't know if any of you who might run at lunch experience this, but I was a HUNGRY, HUNGRY HIPPO when I got back to work and for the rest of the day! I inhaled my lunch and wanted more! I packed extra food for today so that I don't end up like that again!