Friday, March 27, 2015

I broke the law...and Thursday won

I just spent the last 10 minutes trying to come up with at title for this post. It was supposed to be "Thursday's Things" but clearly it's not Thursday. 

Thursday-1; Heather- 0

You see I had a post almost completely put together yesterday (when it was actually Thursday) and somehow (through some mistake of mine, I am sure) the whole post disappeared.


I assume it will show back once I complete this post...isn't that always the way it works? 

The good news is I got up early for a run this morning...and I only had to go 3 miles, so that left me with lots of extra time to compose a post as equally thrilling as the one I slaved over yesterday.


I wore this shirt to the gym this morning as a message to Friday...you will be better than Thursday ;) Today's training called for 3 easy-miles...and I considered skipping because my darn hip/glute has been acting up a bit the last few days. I am usually really good about listening to my body and not pushing too hard...so before bed last night I iced my bum...



 with frozen peas of course...and told myself that if I was still feeling sore this morning I wouldn't run. Well...luckily I woke up with very little pain and was able to get in 3 pain free miles on the treadmill. I absolutely HATE running on the treadmill...but at 5AM it feels much safer :) To switch things I up I played with the incline settings. I increased my incline by 1% every half-mile until I got to 3% (which is ROUGH btw) and then went down by 1% until I got back to 0%...It made the time and the miles fly by! 


Another thing that has helped me hate the treadmill a little less lately is that I have been reading on my iPad. One of my goals this year is to read at least 2 books per month...and some nights (let's be real...all nights) I struggle to stay awake to read much more than a chapter...so it's been a challenge to say the least. This strategy helps me kill 2 birds with one stone (I hate that saying...and technically it's 3 in this situation) 1-I get my training run out of the way first thing in the morning 2-I don't die of boredom on the treadmill and 3-I get in some extra reading time...win, win situation if I do say so myself :)


So you know how I told you I got pulled over while running the other day? After my run-in with the law I spent the last few miles of my run stewing about it and convincing myself that it wasn't the law and that the police officer was just being a meanie. Turns out...

He wasn't...he was actually just doing his job. Running in the street when a sidewalk is available is prohibited. Who knew? I'm clearly a menace to society. It's safe to say that I won't be partaking in that activity anymore...$90?!?


Does anyone else subscribe to Stride Box? I have been a subscriber for the last year and I have built up an impressive (or hoarder status) collection of running fuel, hydration, etc. I've decided that I HAVE to start trying the awesome samples they have sent me. I am definitely a creature of habit and my ENERGYbits and Cocogo do me just fine...but it's starting to get out of hand and I am running out of room. If I don't start using these samples they will completely take over!


I'm definitely glad I gave Run Gum a chance...this stuff is AMAZING!! I had one piece before my run the other morning and there was a noticeable difference in my energy and it didn't make me feel jittery like other products that contain caffeine have in the past. It said to chew another piece after your workout...so I tried that... and whoa! It was a bit much for me. I felt like the Tazmanian Devil while I was getting ready for work...but I rarely have any caffeine so it would most likely be okay for other people. I will probably just go ahead and stick with one piece per day though :)


Another morning this week I tried out these Bolt energy chews. I couldn't really figure out from the package if they were a pre-workout or they were meant to be fuel during a longer run? I just ate a few before my 6 miler yesterday and a few more at mile 3. While they were VERY tasty, I didn't notice much of a difference energy-wise...I still have a half pack left and I might try them out on a long run sometime.


I haven't been this happy to see a Friday in awhile (or since the Friday before spring break?) It's been a tough week back after having a whole week off...hopefully, I will get back in to the groove soon and next week will be better! 


Do you break laws too? How often do you run on the street when a sidewalk is present?

Any big plans for the weekend?

1 comments:

  1. I got a package of the Cliff Blocks - for energy during my runs or intense workouts - and I swear - I didn't feel a thing either. SIGHS...

    That officer didn't HAVE to give you a ticket - he could have informed you. I mean WHO KNOWS THESE THINGS?

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