...or alternatively titled "The night I had no real food in my house and used everything in my pantry."
Last night, due to the recent massive and never-ending snowfall, my plan of grocery shopping for the week got derailed when I went out to my car and discovered the two foot snow drifts that surrounded it. Being sans shovel, I quickly retreated back indoors.
Dinner was comprised of a can of black beans, a can of corn, a mason jar of some tomato concoction that my mom gave me and half an onion. I figured it was pretty close to chili. I topped it off with plain yogurt, shredded cheese and crumbled saltines.
There may or may not have been wine involved. And some Bachelor watching. (I totally called who he sent home, by the way.)
This morning I warmed up for my run by digging my car out of it's spot, followed by 30 minutes on the stationary bike and then a little 4 mile run. This week will be my highest mileage week in nearly four months- a whopping 30 miles. I've been behaving and only increasing 10% each week.
ouch This is what's happening every time I run: two extremely painful chafe marks underneath my sports bra. Notice that these marks are actually below where my sports bra lies, meaning my bra (and boobs) must be moving that much when I'm running. The bra I'm wearing is Moving Comfort's Juno bra and it's been my go-to bra for my last three purchases. Usually this type of chafing signals that it's time for a new one but I just bought this one. I've tried body glide, tightening the straps, loosening the straps, and finally resorted today to turning it inside out, which is a trick I read on Sarah OUaL's blog. Clearly it didn't help. I'm at a loss. Girls with girls, what bra do you run in? Has this ever happened to you? ETA: If you're seeing this post twice, it's because I changed the title of it. I was getting a lot of traffic from Russian porn sites (true story) and it seems like this was a popular post. Sorry to d
Settle in, friends, this could be a long one. I had started this post on Thursday night when I got home from work. It was originally titled "a running update" and this is as far as I got before I left to go to Julie's house for a little baby QT: This week is my third full week of following a training schedule and already I'm running into setbacks. For starters, I'm 99% sure I have pleurisy again, which is some weirdo Little House on the Prairie disease. It's probably because I'm from Le Sueur (kidding, hicks). Imagine a knife stabbing you under your clavicle and in your back when you take a deep breath. It's painful. I started to feel it big time after yoga on Monday night, ignored it on my run on Tuesday and yet again last night as I pounded out a "quick" four miles on treadmill. Today, though, there's no ignoring it. Every laugh, every cough, every deep breath hurts. I could go to the doctor but truthfully there isn't anyth
STALK ME The Twin Cities Marathon is on Sunday and for those of you that are supremely interested in my progress (or lack thereof) you can track me via text messages on your phone. Neat-o, right? You have to register to track me by tomorrow night at 7:00 p.m., so procrastinate on something else and go sign up now! RACE PLAN I was quite vague about my dad and my race plan but we seriously hadn't discussed anything beyond run until we feel like stopping while staying in front of the sweep bus . Since then, though, we've come up with a plan of a 12 minute pace. That's roughly a 5:15 marathon (and 4 minutes slower per mile than my PR ). The course time limit is 6 hours. He has a history of starting too fast and burning out so my goal is to keep him slow through mile 18 and then we can pick it up from there. RACE DAY The weather on race day should be phenomenal, albeit cold at race start. Throw-away sweats are being sourced. If you're spectating, please leave