Physically I am feeling better, still some residual side effects I am working through, but over all so much more energy. I can tell you my appetite is way up with all of this cardio! It's all about what I am eating next. I can not get enough peanut butter. It never gets old.EVER. I read a magazine an article this week called "What's in the Bag" which features various celebs & what he or she has in his or her bag this issue featured Tracy Anderson-- trainer for Shakira, Gweneth & who knows who else, she also created The Method . I saw a Think Thin bar ( as well as various things she supposedly keeps in her purse).. On the front wrapper of Think Thin is a picture of a peanut butter spoon.... WHAT ?? JACKPOT! . She trains celebs so she knows her stuff, right?? Of course she probably doesn't ever eat more than spinach & carrots, but I'll eat the heck outta these bars.
I accomplished a new PDR ( Personal Distance Record) this week... 6 miles at a time.. after 3 miles I walked 1 lap (12 laps is a mile) IDK why I walked it maybe doubt that I could finish the 6 without stopping?... I felt great during the run... so at the end of the 6, I sprinted a lap to make up for the one I walked. So I feel good saying I RAN 6 miles without stopping. I used to not like running with music... as the runs are getting longer, I NEED the music. I don't like to hear the same stuff over & over, so the ipod is out... I am rocking the Pandora Radio, but I am hoping I keep getting fresh music. I love getting surprised by a song that I love, but forgot about, or hearing a song for the 1st time & instantly falling in love. <3 I will say though I HATE my ear buds, or any ear buds in general. I am taking any and all suggestions for earbuds that are made for people who have strange ear canals or for runners. I don't think I should feel bruised in the ear after I have to shove the bud in to stay put. Why is it too much to ask to stay in my ear? If there aren't any good ones, my invention process commences now.
So I can't lie, sometimes it's frustrating when Steve doesn't share the same thrill & excitement for running that I do. I understand, but it's one of those things that I wish I could really share with him. He is typically bored with my rambling about running. But this week he booked a hotel room on La Jolla beach ( hotel is at the finish line & beer garden party of the La Jolla half marathon) WHAT??? I nearly fell over...in addition, that is HIS birthday, and I was already on a runner's high after completing week 5 of training... So yesterday was a good day :) I am sure it had
nothing at all to do everything to do with the fact it's on the ocean. I am sure it won't be long before he reminds me what a great deed he did for me, but for now I'm so pumped~ except for the hill at Torry Pines. *shrieking* http://www.lajollahalfmarathon.com/.... I have 5 of my 12 races scheduled from now through April , so I'm right on track for my "Run For The Bling of It " medal :D. I hope this coming week is just as good .......
Mon: 4 miles & weights
Tues: 50 mins cardio-elliptical
Wed: 2 miles--- I am gonna attempt some speed training for this
Sat: Thin Mint Sprint 5K ( this is in place of the 6 milers)
Sun: possibly hills or rest....