Good morning people! How are you feeling this fine day? We are supposed to have a high of 82 degrees today. When did summer hit the OKC?? No complaints here though, bring on the heat!
Yesterday evening was quite strange… I’m already starting to get kind of frazzled with my busier schedule. During college, when my head was constantly wrapped in about a thousand things at once, I was a very forgetful and often spastic soul. I feel that lovely version of myself starting to return. Joy…
Example? Driving off from the gas station with the hose still inserted into my car. Yes, that happened. No damage was done to either gas pump or car, but I still felt quite moronic. However, I’m actually really impressed with myself that that was the first time it had happened. If you know me very well, you know that things like that are not unusual occurences. (Read: getting pulled over for driving too slowly, and getting stuck on a curb in my car, among many other things.)
When I’m focused on too many things at once, I tend to do silly things. I guess I just have to accept it, and hope that the “things” aren’t too tragic or humiliating.
While I was at said gas station, I picked up a protein bar. This is not in accordance with Crap Free Week, but I was starving (hadn’t eaten anything since 2 p.m. and it was 7:30) and figured I needed to eat something before I attempted to run 6.5 miles.
Even though it wasn’t Crap Free, this bar was pretty tasty.
My run was pretty disappointing though. I kind of knew it would be going in. I tried to tell myself that failure wasn’t an option, but there were just too many things working against me.
- My IT bands were on fire for some reason.
- I abhor running on the treadmill.
- The longest I’ve ever run in my life was 5 miles, and that was outside.
- My knee was in pain. At first it was only uncomfortable, but by mile 2.5 it was a shooting pain.
So… I decided not to push it and injure myself, and only ended up running 3 miles. I only have one and a half weeks before my 10K and I really want to be in good shape for that. And honestly, I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to run farther than 3 miles on a treadmill – it’s just too monotonous for me.
Instead, I’m going to run it outside today since I don’t work at my part-time job. I think I’ll have much more success that way.
After finishing up the shortened run, I dashed home to eat some real food. All I wanted was a fresh, colorful salad.
So delicious! I don’t know why I don’t make salads more often. There was a lot going on in there!
- Baby romaine
- Yellow grape ‘maters
- Red grape ‘maters
- One whole avocado
- Four sliced strawberries
- Salad dressing made of dollop of 0% Oikos and Frank’s hot sauce
Impeccable. Some of the ingredients were kind of random, but it totally worked. And all the colors made me happy.
After eating that it was already time for bed. The days just go by so quickly! I need to make a mental note to stop and savor the day more. It’s almost April! Crazy.
I actually have several reviews I plan to do on a few different kinds of workout (mainly running) gear, since I’m working so closely with it right now. So I thought I’d ask… is that something you guys are at all interested in? Or would you rather I just stick to random musings about gas pumps? It’s in your hands my friends!