Saturday, July 01, 2006

Blood, Sweat and Tears…and a Reminder that Low Blood Slows You Down!!

Blood. Yes, I am trying to remind myself that I gave blood on Wednesday, I ran a marathon at a very good pace that drained my body 2 weeks ago, things are going to feel a little more difficult, along with the fact that I didn’t get out of bed and start running till 9:30 this morning, when it was getting hot and definitely humid (it was enough that I turned on the air conditioning today, which I really never do unless it gets really, really hot, I hate A/C). Oh, and the fact that I didn’t eat breakfast before heading out for 10 miles this morning…I know, I know, but I really didn’t want to wait any longer to run and I have and can run up to about 12 miles without eating, I didn’t carry water, I know, I know, again bad, but I did have a water bottle that I could get to and other sources if I really needed to. I did have to walk a few times up some hills…it’s funny…even with walk breaks and the other above issues, I did manage to average a 9:20 per mile pace, and that’s actually the pace I try to hold for long runs, although this training session (once I’m back on it in the next week or two) I’m shooting for 9:00 pace for the long runs.

Sweat. It was warm, I don’t mind warm, honestly, but I’m not quite ready for it yet, I still need to acclimate. It will come, that much I know. But it’s also a reminder why training for a fall marathon is hard…

Tears. OK, didn’t quite get the tears, but something is still up with me today…I’ve been feeling weepy still and that’s so not me. Sure, I cry at sappy movies, but to sit around for no reason and feel weepy…

Well, I’m about to get ready for an evening on the town. I need to finish up some cleaning too. And on a high note for the day, my roommate is gone! Yay…Freaky thing though, as bad as the situation has been, and we’ve had some nasty e-mails back and forth, and I got home last night to him gone, and surprisingly he had cleaned…and the freaky thing, he had left me flowers. A very pretty bouquet, but it’s just so creepy…they are tainted due to who they are from. It’s just creepy…I have had no flowers from a guy in so long and then I get some and they are a situation like this…ughh…

4 comments:

Kurt said...

DG, please give yourself some rest. I still think you are doing to much in the post marathon recovery phase.

Glad the roomie is gone and perhaps the flowers are an attempt to try to make things better. I will hope so for you.

Good luck (the beach is always nice and a good place to bury annoying roomies also LOL)

mg said...

Sounds like as usual, I picked a great weekend to get out of Minnesota, even if I did run slower in the semi-cooler weather. Be careful out there!

Running Rabbit said...

Flowers? Is that a good thing? Hopefully things one the home front will calm down now!

Running Rabbit said...

Flowers? Is that a good thing? Hopefully things one the home front will calm down now!