This post is going to be lame. I don’t really have much to say. Running is going well, I appear to be improving, I have my routine, injuries are staying away… I don’t have any huge goal races planned because my schedule is so erratic, but I’m enjoying training for training’s sake. I know I just said I don’t have any marathon envy but I have a ton of friends tapering for Eugene and I do wish I was running it. A little. Ok not really, but I’m starting to come around to think that I might run a marathon again someday. Maybe.
I’m also playing with the idea of doing a triathlon next year. Like maybe a half ironman or something. I bike regularly (ok not right now but I have in the past) and I’m kind of decent at it without much training and I used to be a pretty good swimmer so it seems like something that could be fun. But then again I wouldn’t want to give up all my running miles to bike– I don’t love it as much. I talk about doing a tri all the time but I never actually do it, so we’ll see. Mostly I don’t feel like getting into swimming shape. My shoulders get huge and I get hungry. Bad combo!
Let’s see… I should do a post more in-depth about this, but I read Racing Weight by Matt Fitzgerald and made a few changes to my diet that I think have made a huge difference. Namely, increasing the number of carbs I eat post-workout and increasing healthy fats. I’m eating less protein but more fat and carbs and I’ve lost a few pounds and my energy level is more consistent. I also cut out all dessert and sugar during Lent and I plan to do it for another 40 days. It was amazing how much better I felt without sugar in my body. I love a cookie and I love chocolate, but I do feel better without it.
What else… um… It’s only April 20th and I already have a heinous shorts, sports bra, watch, sock tan which is awesome. My roommate made me lay out on Sunday because my tan lines are an affront to humanity and fashion. I just tell myself that dudes like sporty girls and the tan is just evidence that I’m not a poser. Or something.
Big tempo run on the books tomorrow. 5 miles at 10k pace. Should be a barf-tastic time.