I apologize for filling up everyone’s google readers but my friends don’t want to hear about CIM anymore and I need to process. So you can skip me if you want.
I’m happy to report that I’m much less mental today. My run, which was all of 45 minutes, was devoid of any hyperventilating and I left my watch at home which I think was smart– you can’t panic about your pace if you don’t know what it is. I took my new arm
warmers for a trial run and they stayed up, didn’t chafe and seem to be warm. Because they are wool they are a bit scratchy but I lost my asics pair, so this is what I have. As an aside, they were advertised as a 2-pack which I assumed meant 2 pair, but as it turned out it was 2 as in, we have 2 arms, therefore we need a 2 pack. As in 1 pair. LAME.
I went to my ART doctor for a final tune-up and let him dig around in my glute for about half an hour. It was painful– really painful– but it feels so much better now. I think my pelvis and hips are back where they belong and the knot in my glute appears to be almost 90% gone. I’ll continue with the trigger point roller of evil and the foam roller of semi-evil and it should be good to go.
One thing that seems extremely, extremely odd is that I am losing weight hand over fist this week. I’ve lost about 6 lbs since last Thursday and it’s consistent day-to-day and doesn’t seem to be a water-based thing. I’m eating a fair amount especially given my reduced mileage and I’m not really holding back on snacks if I feel hungry but I keep losing weight! Normally I’d be throwing a party, and believe me I’m not UNhappy, but I want to make sure I have enough glycogen in my system and that I’m not underfueling. So, starting tomorrow it’s going to be a carb party. I’m sure all those carbs will bloat me up nice and big.
Last night I drove to an event in Folsom and um, it’s far away. It took half an hour to DRIVE there. And I’ll be running from there! I also drove miles 21-24 today (not intentionally, I just live here and needed to go to Trader Joes for post-race candy cane joe joes and also yogurt) and started to get really excited about the race. The road closure signs are up and I saw spray paint for the mile markers.
So for now it’s all about staying positive, obsessing but in a good way, and reminding myself that hey Sunday? Get ready to be DOMINATED.
Oh and here’s my race outfit for anyone wondering: