6 x 800s, plus warmup/cooldown, approximately 5 miles total.
Today started off rough because I was forced to fast for blood work at the doctor’s office (routine physical, don’t worry). Yes, fasting for 12 hours = rough day for Erin. I mistakenly picked a 9:30 am appointment thinking it would allow me to sleep in and roll into the doctor’s office before even thinking about breakfast. Instead I woke up early and spent a good 1.5 hours thinking about how hungry I was and another hour at the doctor’s being grumpy and fidgety.
When I got home I had the same thing as yesterday–english muffin with peanut butter and strawberries and cottage cheese.
My late breakfast threw off my eating schedule the rest of the day:(. I got slightly hungry around “normal” lunch time, but knew it wasn’t time for a full meal, so decided to have some cheez-its and
three four samoas. Oops. Shame face.
So then of course I was not really hungry for lunch, but knew I need to eat something beside cheez-its and cookies before my speed workout in the afternoon. So I tried to eat this:
My plan to eat a lot of junk food and ruin my lunch must have paid off in the end, though, because I had a GREAT workout today!!:) And who said Girl Scout cookies don’t make a good pre-run meal?
My second workout date of this week was meeting up with two of my friends, Karen and Melle, for a speed workout on the track today! Usually I might feel intimidated about the fact that I was going to do a speed workout with two division one college cross country and track athletes, but the weather was beautiful, I was running in capris and a tank top, and I only had six 800s to run…gulp!
Staring at the backs of my lovely superstar runner friends was fairly motivational today, actually, and I ran a good 30-45 seconds faster per 800 than I did in my speed workout two weeks ago! And I felt pretty good doing it, too! (If you can call breathing that sounds like someone is having an asthma attack good…) I also did a pretty good job of staying consistent and running the last 800 at least 10 seconds faster than the rest.
Sadly, I failed to take pictures today, so instead I will give you a picture of Karen and I in high school track that is probably more amusing anyway:).
After running with the ladies I rushed off to my second date (non-workout related this time) of the evening. I met up with my friend Laura to finally see Black Swan! Boy did that movie trip me out. I have never done drugs before but I imagine they would make me feel somewhat similar to how I was feeling after that movie. When the movie was over Laura and I wandered around the parking garage trying to find her car and got a little lost…it only made me feel even more like I was still tripping out! Crraaa-zey.
Sorry, no pictures of dinner because it was a Quiznos sub hastily shoved in my purse and snuck into the movie theater, hehe.
Time for bed! I know I am going to sleep well tonight after today’s workout. Tomorrow I have workout date number three–and it’s a bike ride this time!!:)