Monday, July 17, 2006

Long short runs and other random thoughts

Short runs should be just that...don't you think? Why is it that five miles always seems so much longer than four miles? Even though my short run today went well, the whole time I was running, I kept having to convince myself that it really wasn't as long as it felt like it was. I sometimes have a hard time remembering that I can run twenty or twenty six miles without much trouble, and when I forget, boy do those five and six mile runs seem tougher.
This morning I slogged my five out on the treadmill. And I am so glad I did it , because I really thought long and hard about sleeping in and just doing the damn thing tonight. Now, as I sit here blogging I'm feeling pretty relieved that I didn't give in the the sleep fairy this morning.
I also ate healthy today. I try to eat well during the week, but sometimes struggle a bit if I end up having just a small amount of free time around my lunch time. I am so tempted by the big salad from the local grocery store. In and of itself, this is not bad, but I cannot eat big salad without drowning it in some type of ranch/blue cheese/creamy Italian like creation. Yum, makes me hungry just thinking about that dressing.
So now, I'm off to vegetate, I'm going to cheerfully watch some brain draining television. (I think my Tivo saved Made from earlier today...which I am addicted to) Happy Monday everyone!


Firefly's Running said...

Nice job on your run. It's so good to make small changes that will amount to ALOT.

Running Jayhawk said...

I'm with ya here!! Sometimes the cut back weeks are just feel like you've been out there forever and it's only mile three...and then you start thinking about how the hell are you supposed to run another 23.2 miles on top of that without dying...and it just goes on and on.

Way to tough it out.