Saturday, February 12, 2011

run+food+nap = awesome day

I ran 10 miles this morning and overall I felt pretty damn good.  Good enough that I could've done more miles, if I had some water.  This week I ran 25 miles total, which doesn't sound like much, but I sort of had a mileage layoff in January so I'm comin' back from that.  Next week will be 30.  I feel really good about myself again just because I'm sort of back on track.  Running always makes such a huge difference to how I feel... it's kind of crazy.

Running with the Pacers is also going well... it's always extremely difficult to drag myself out of bed early enough to get dressed and drive to the store where the group meets, but the run is over pretty early in the day for me then and it's nice to have people to run with.

Also, nothing makes me happier than eating after a long run.  Running is worth it just for the eating, hunger is so much different and more authentic than regular hunger. Today i went to Dirty Frank's, this hot dog joint downtown, where I had 2 vegan dogs, fried leeks (they are AWESOME), and some tator-tatchoes (nachos with tater tots instead of chips).  Then I came home and had a 2 hour nap.  Now I let a whole day go by without being very productive, and I ate a whole bunch of greasy stuff when I normally try to eat post-run healthy food, but overall I think I really needed to just chill the hell out for a day.  I feel like a new person and like 95% less burnt out.

I've been needing a day like this for way too long.

Outlook for this upcoming week is great too:  the weather this week is going to be awesome (40's and 50s) so I can't wait to get out there and RUN IN SHORTS without freezing.


  1. "nothing makes me happier than eating after a long run"

    I love you for this! It's not about running so we can eat, it's about running, and loving it, and then how freakin amazing it feels afterwards to feed ourselves! You're right, it's a totally different feeling.

    And 25 miles after a month of taking it easy is good going in my book :)

  2. I am also excited for the lovely weather. Compared to the frigid temps of January, the second half of February is looking to be beautiful. My weekend run seemed so much easier because of the temperature being just that little bit warmer.

    And naps are always great. I need to take some more of them :P

  3. Haha, I did wonder whether people would know the maintain / hillwalking lingo, but I decided it brought come celtic charm to the blog :D

    And thanks for the hoorah! I am SO pleased to just be able to run 3 miles at this point. And SO proud of myself for sticking at it. So thanks for saying what you did :)

  4. obviously that should have been "mountain" lingo, not maintain.

    Spelling fail.

  5. OMG nachos with tater tots instead of chips? That sounds amazing. I'm not allowed to eat nachos because of the chips and my braces, so I absolutely must try making this tater tot concoction!