Run – 7 miles (SLOW)
Rumpus in Bumpass Sprint Tri – 750 meter swim, 12 mile bike, 3.1 mile run
Saturday started out as a fairly normal day. I woke up, ate some yummy cocoa and banana oatmeal (with some Dark Chocolate Peanut butter, for good measure).
And then I went to the gym to do my recovery week/day before a triathlon “long run.” I went to the gym to run because it poured rain and thundered all day (I almost felt guilty that people were competing in the Rumpus in Bumpass International distance in that weather on Saturday, and Sunday it was 70 and sunny:/).
But when I started running, I wasn’t feeling very good. I felt sluggish and weak. I felt like this was just one of those times when I was being lazy, because I had no excuse to feel this way, so I pushed myself through it. But by mile 5 I was really feeling bad…a little light headed and a bit sick to my stomach. I finished the 7 miles, but it was slow.
After running, I went to the subway next to the gym to pick up lunch for Eric and me (it was buy one get one free foot long day!). And their chicken salad is back for summer…yum!
But while I was waiting in line, I started feeling REALLY light headed. I was feeling cold flashes (is that a real thing??) and really sick. I managed to get our food (food always takes priority) and make it home, but I was not feeling good.
I spent the rest of the day on the couch (don’t worry, I still ate my sub), wondering why I was feeling so bad. Was it the four chocolate chip cookies and bowl of ice cream I had for dessert the night before? No…that’s unfortunately not too unusual for this household. Was it the fact that I had a glass of wine with dinner the night before (I am such a lightweight these days). No…I had a martini at the bachelorette the weekend before and sat in the car for hours and got little sleep and still managed to have a good brick workout. Was it the fact that I stayed up until midnight? Possibly…but I was still able to sleep until 8:00, getting a full eight hours, so that was probably not the culprit.
I don’t know what it was, but it had me feeling even more nervous for the triathlon on Sunday. Finally, just before dinner I started to feel a little bit better, and headed out to run some errands. Eric asked me to pick up dessert while I was out, too.
This picture is titled, “don’t send Erin to the store for dessert when she’s hungry and hasn’t had dinner.”
In my defense, Eric did ask for movie candy and the ice cream was two for $5, and then I saw that there was a new kind of Klondike bar on super sale on my way to checkout…and they’re Eric’s favorite. See, I was just being a good wife!
I know, I really need to work on cutting out my refined sugar:(. Yuck! Don’t worry, I “only” ate one Klondike bar for dessert–after carb-ing up for my tri with some chicken Parmesan and whole wheat pasta a la Eric:
Despite the fact that I am showing you all this food I ate, I still wasn’t feeling that great (my appetite is only affected by sickness in the most extreme circumstances), so we decided to stay in and watch a movie instead of going to the theater.
Then it was time to pack for the tri! Including putting together a little “first triathlon” goody bag for my friend Jessie, who was doing the sprint (and her first EVER triathlon!) with me:).
Body glide (a triathlon necessity), a race belt, and earplugs for swimming (the water is cold in April!). And yes, I do work in a communications office and yes, I am still learning to spell “first.” (I got distracted by the movie!!:)
These pictures are titled “Did a tornado just hit the house?!!?? Oh, no, false alarm, Erin is just attempting to pack for a triathlon.”
Soooo, are you wondering when I’m going to stop posting random pictures of my sugar addiction and messy bedroom and just tell you how the triathlon went??
Let’s just say, it didn’t suck. But, it wasn’t awesome either. I know, my writing style is so impressive I should get paid to write. But, I did tell you this was a teaser! The full race report will be up tomorrow! For now, it’s bed time.