My Bad Habits Catch Up

Well, I think that all of the eating out over the last week has finally caught up with me.  I woke up around 3 am feeling absolutely terrible.  Horrible.  Awful.  My stomach was in severe pain, and I was feeling super nauseous.  I did not get sick.  But I honestly really wanted to get sick because I thought it might help me to feel better if I was sick. 

I did not go for a run this morning, which that is very telling of how I felt.  I mean, I get to the gym every single day even when I feel bad in general.  So since I didn't get my run in, I definitely was feeling bad.  I still do not feel great.

I wound up forcing myself through 4 miles around 9 am.  I am glad that I did them, and glad that they are done, and all things considered, I felt pretty good while I was out running.  I am really glad that I knocked out the mileage that I was supposed to today.  Tomorrow I have 5 on the schedule, which is the longest of the "short runs" that we do during the week, so I am glad to be doing it!  5 miles should feel like cake after my 13 over the weekend, right?  Haha, that is my hope.  The 4 did not feel bad at all today, but I have been spoiled by having someone else to run with me on all runs 6 miles or longer, so I will have to figure it out.  I also have been running without music, even on long outside runs.  So I think that makes a little bit of a difference as well.

Today was a 5 mile morning.  When my alarm went off, I definitely was not feeling it, but because I have lunch plans and dinner plans, I was not sure when else it would fit.  So dressed and out for the run!

So while that is not even close to the fastest run I have had, just under 10 min/miles, I am still pleased with it, considering how horrible I felt yesterday.  I still think that is a darn good run, and its downhill for the week (except for, of course the long run on Saturday).  I think I will feel pretty good on Saturday when we go to do our 10.

I covered my 5 miles this morning in my brand new kicks.  There they are, above, and I liked them pretty well.  The weird part is that I am already wearing a hole through the left shoe on top.  You know, where my toe sticks out funny.  I only have 7 miles on them, and I still have already managed to poke right through.  How ridiculous is that?

I also learned my lesson this morning about reflector gear.  I do not own any.  My tights that I wore have a small stripe down the side that is reflective.  In addition, as you can see from the above picture, my shoes are a little bit reflective.  Plus I am white as a ghost, so maybe I can claim skin reflectors?  Haha, anyway.  I run before 5 am when I run outside like I did today.  No matter what time of year it is, it is dark then, and I am definitely not as concerned about my safety as I should be because I wear my black tights and purple pullover without any light gear.  And today I was smoked in a shoulder with a newspaper.  A car was driving down the main road and I was on the sidewalk and he (or she?) was tossing papers onto driveways and BAM right in the shoulder.  Granted, I am not sure if it was because I wasn't seen, or bad aim, or what, but either way, I do need to be more safe in the dark.

So, for a quick summary.  I was sick, I have covered 9 miles in 2 days, I poked a hole in my brand new shoes, I need to wear reflector gear.  AND MY KITCHEN IS NOT DONE YET!  Gah!


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