This morning I made it to the stadium for a glorious workout. It was the perfect temperature, about 42 degrees. It's been awhile since I've done stadiums in the morning. I keep getting rained out or schedule just doesn't allow for it... orrrr I plan to go and can't seem to drag myself out of bed in the morning.
I didn't realize how much REST marathon running required. I thought rest meant "don't run". Maybe it does for some people but for me that meant a lot more sleep than my body usually needs (and it usually needs a lot). It was workin hard to repair all those muscles :)
Then right around lunchtime I went for a 6 mile run. This has been my longest run since the marathon. I was pretty sure it would go well, my 3 mile runs have been great the past week. Sure enough, I feel like I'm back to normal.
Today I wore my new running skirt. I've been seeing them around recently and finally broke down and bought one at the expo at the Disney Marathon. I thought they were silly at first but I've decided I really like them. Why not run like a girl? Not to say I don't run like a girl when I wear shorts or compression tights but I felt super girly. Part of me enjoyed feeling girly while running, you know, all that girl power stuff but the other part of me felt a little self conscious. They were super comfy though and I'm sure I'll get over the self conscious bit. In all honesty I could care less what people driving by think of me.
Sometimes I run like a pirate too ;)
Then I came home and almost burned the house down ;). Well okay, I just made kale chips. I have a bad track record with any food that you have to keep a close eye on. Any nut toasting or kale chip making usually ends up in at least one completely charred batch. Oops! After I realized I had burned them the fire alarm decided to also let me know that I had burned them... then the battery died so it's been making it's annoying "replace my batteries now" sound. Second batch was a success - mmm, what a delicious, healthy and mostly easy snack to make (if you're good at not burning things that is...).
I hope you all have had a productive day! Or a relaxing day! I like productive and relaxing but none of that unplanned bored/do nothing days. Oh wait, I forgot, only people like me who don't have real jobs have time for those kind of days ;).
Post run: Dang it was hot out there!