Saturday’s hard 11-mile run really bummed me out. But yesterday after reading feedback and encouragement on Twitter, Facebook and here on the blog, I thought long and hard about what things are within my power to make the half marathon happen next month.
I put 110% effort into my long runs each week from a physical standpoint. I also feel I have really good mental strength.
It’s possible that I haven’t done enough cross training to make my legs/core strong for running 13.1, but that is something that can’t really be fixed by Nov 10th. (As a sidenote: I do intend to get back into weightlifting again SOON). The biggest thing that is within my power to correct within the next couple of weeks is my fueling.
So I went on a mission to find new methods of fuel yesterday since I am so tired of energy chews I simply can’t eat them anymore:
I am most excited about the Bonk Breaker Bars that Tracy recommended! There were so many different types of peanut butter options that my head was kind of spinning. There’s nothing I love more than PB!
I really think eating more on the run will help me get through those last couple of miles stronger.
Right now I am feeling MUCH better about the prospect of finishing the Fort Lauderdale Half than I was yesterday. I guess it’s a really good thing that I have short-term memory when it comes to bad runs.
One thing I REALLY REALLY wish I could forget right now is a stupid text message I sent yesterday.
Adam went to the Miami Dolphins game yesterday with his dad, so I sent him a text message saying “send me a pic!”
Unfortunately, for some weird reason instead of sending it to Adam I sent it to my friend’s husband!
So this poor man gets a text from his wife’s friend that just says “send me a pic.” OMG! HOW EMBARRASSING!
Of course, like a good husband he did not respond to me.
When I realized my mistake I texted my friend immediately to explain the situation! That I 1.) Didn’t meant to approach her husband in THAT way and 2.) That I wasn’t trying to get a sexy pic from Adam either. I simply wanted to see a pic from the game!
I will now double and triple check every single text message I send to make sure I am texting the correct person!!!
Thank you to everyone for the advice!
Have you ever texted the wrong person by accident?
What is your favorite thing to eat on the run?