Thursday Things

Alrighty then, I’m going to start off this post by getting really real; PMS is kicking my ass this week. The week before my period is literally the worst thing to happen to my running. I’m don’t seep well so I’m always tired, I’m usually kinda nauseous in the morning, my legs don’t want to seem to move, and I’m just in a surly mood. Gross…

At least I got 3 hours of deep sleep last night. That’s a slight improvement.

So yeah, my running has hardcore suffered. I skipped my run on Monday because I was too tired to even consider it, Tuesday I should have hit 3 miles but I skipped the cool down after my interval workout so I didn’t quite make that, and yesterday I had every intention of doing 4 easy miles but after 2 I was just like “fuck it”. Jeez I’m such an awesome athlete; skipping workouts, cutting them short, missing strength workouts. I’m obviously doing everything I can to improve. Did I mention that I’m in a surly mood?

Tuesday and Wednesday’s workouts

I guess to put a positive spin on this so far Β super whiny post; at least peak week is done. And it went really well too! I didn’t skip any workout or mileage, and I felt pretty good throughout the whole week. So I mean, one bad week doesn’t define my whole half marathon training experience. Although right now it feels like it, but at least can look back at weeks like last week and remind myself that I do like running, I am ready for this half marathon, and that things will go back to feeling better soon. Training has its ups and downs and that’s totally normal and ok. πŸ˜„πŸ’œ

Speaking of half marathon related stuff (great segue way, well aware πŸ˜‰ ), I’m almost down the two week mark! In 16 days I’ll be back at Longview Lake and kicking ass! Well, hopefully. Either way, I’ll be there and I’ll be giving it my all.

At this point last year I was like, hardcore freaking out, but now at this point I’m pretty excited. I think that 12 mile long run last week definitely helped build up my confidence. Last year the longest I went before was 10 miles. Not exactly a great confidence builder.Plus the fact that I’ve already covered the distance once is probably helping with the whole confidence thing. Either way, I’m excited to run this race for the second time!

As race day gets closer I’ve been thinking more and more about what I want to do and accomplish after this half. I already talked a little bit about this here, but I definitely want to improve my strength and speed. So I’ve decided I need to do hills and lots of them. Haha that’s as far as I’ve gotten, but I don’t want to get too far ahead of myself, ya know?

I feel like that pretty much covers everything running-wise. A this point running is the most exciting thing going on in my life, but I’m ok with that.Too much excitement before a big race isn’t necessarily a good thing.

My sister is still still talking to me about running. She’s recovery really well from her surgery and is slowly building up mileage. Yesterday she ran/walked a little over 5k, which is awesome and I’m so super excited for her! Hopefully sometime soon we’ll be able to run together, and I’m sure by the time that happens she’ll kick my ass because she’s speedy and I’m not. But to my credit, I can go farther than she ever has, so I mean, at least I’ve got that going for me. πŸ˜‰

I don’t know what’s going on with the weather, but I’m super duper unhappy about it. It’s the end of October for pete’s sake! It should be cold!! 😦 😦 😦 It definitely doesn’t help knowing that it’s snowing in other parts of the country, but we’re back in the high 70’s here in the Midwest. Sad face…

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Last night Green Day played in STL at a super awesome/super small venue. Not gonna lie, not being able to be there kinda hurt, but I’ve decided a long time ago that I’m never going to be lucky enough to see them play at a small venue. A few weeks ago the announced their stadium tour dates for early 2017 and none of them are anywhere near Kansas City or St. Louis so that’s a huge bummer. If they completely skip over the Midwest like they did for the Trilogy tour (although that one was cut short for other reasons) I’m going to be super pissed. Can you tell I’m a little bit bitter? *sigh* It looks like they had lots of fun last night too…

 

I suppose that’s all I’ve got for today, plus I desperately need to dye my hair. I have a bad habit of letting it get really bad before I fix it, but it’s such a long and boring process! So I’ll leave you with the very last song from Revolution Radio. That’s right, I’m finally done haha! Seriously though, Ordinary World is a fantastic song and a great way to end an awesome album. πŸ™‚


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