I’m here! I’m here! Sorry, it’s been a pretty crazy week and I’ve slacked off on my blogging a little bit. Putting in 12 – 16 hour days at the office just doesn’t leave much time for writing. The few moments I have free are dedicated to eating, sleeping, and running. So, let’s catch up!
Did a the ladder workout at the track on Tuesday (400, 800, 1200, 1600, 1200, 800, 400, with a slow 400 in between each round) and as almost always at the track, I was going to fast. My average pace was 9:45 where I should’ve been at around 10:30.
Wednesday, I had my MRI. Check it out! Looks like meat! I still haven’t heard back from the doctor, so I’m going to assume that no news is good news and I will continue on with my training. With the exception of a little tightness, I feel pretty good overall.
Thursday’s tempo run was a bust. Worked until about midnight and then was up again at 4am working in stead of running…booooo…hissss!
Friday’s cross training was a bust too for the same reason as Thursday. Again…booo…hissss!
Today I did my first training run with Running Serving Athletes! We only ran 3 miles, but they were TOUGH!!! I had no idea how much I depended on my arms when I run! I had the honor of meeting and pushing two of the athletes and felt bad that I couldn’t do more than I could. But, I’m looking forward to running next week’s NFL Kickoff 5k with them and participating in more races with them. They are very remarkable people.
Tonight I’m preparing for tomorrow’s 20 miler. I’m going to test out a new playlist and see how that goes. Here’s the list for tomorrow:
|Hold On||Alabama Shakes|
|Viva la Vida||Coldplay|
|Who We Be||DMX|
|Crank That (Soulja Boy) [Clean]||Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em|
|(Rap) Superstar||Cypress Hill|
|We Can’t Stop||Miley Cyrus|
|Can’t Hold Us (feat. Ray Dalton)||Macklemore & Ryan Lewis|
|Cups (Pitch Perfect’s â€œWhen Iâ€™m Goneâ€) [Pop Version]||Anna Kendrick|
|Summertime Sadness [Lana Del Rey vs. Cedric Gervais] [Cedric Gervais Remix]||Lana Del Rey & Cedric Gervais|
|Blurred Lines (feat. T.I. & Pharrell)||Robin Thicke|
|Pump It||Black Eyed Peas|
|Molly (Radio Edit)||Cedric Gervais|
|Run to You||Bryan Adams|
|Rock Superstar||Cypress Hill|
|Blue (Da Ba Dee) (Radio Edit)||Eiffel 65|
|‘Till I Collapse||Eminem & Nate Dogg|
|Authority Song||John Cougar Mellencamp|
|Ramble On||Led Zeppelin|
|One Day Baby We’ll Be Old – Reckoning Song Wankelmut Remix – Tribute to Asaf Avidan||One Day|
|Ricochet||Shiny Toy Guns|
|Kryptonite||3 Doors Down|
|Mama Said Knock You Out||LL Cool J|
|Bawitdaba (Live)||Kid Rock|
|How You Like Me Now||The Heavy|
|Gettin’ Over You||David Guetta & Chris Willis|
|You’ll Find a Way||Santigold|
|Raise Your Glass||P!nk|
|Juke Box Hero||Foreigner|
|Jump Around||Cypress Hill|
|SexyBack (feat. Timbaland)||Justin Timberlake|
Also trying a new skirt, new tank top, and a hydration bladder for my hydration vest. Hope that’s not too may “new” stuff for a very long run. Rule of thumb is to never try new stuff during a race. What can I say? I’m a rebel.