Yesterday's run went from bad to good, which made me happy that I stuck with it.
Mile 1 was a reminder of the speed work I did on Monday. And it was a reminder that I need to stretch no matter how much I feel like I'm dying. At the end of mile 1, I thought about turning around and heading back to the car. It was hot, and my calves felt like pieces of lead. And then I could hear my mom in my head saying "If you're going to run a half-marathon you have to keep your base run. And you can't quit after one mile." So I pushed on.
Mile 2 was better, and mile 3 was ever better than the second one. The heat was still ridiculous. But I somehow made it to my car.
Distance: 3 miles
Best Pace: 9:34
Average Pace: 11:25 (pretty proud of that)
Pretty sure I ate all of those calories back plus some when I got home. The main culprit was this piece of beauty and deliciousness.
This morning I got up and made myself a pretty little breakfast. (Sidenote: I've got to get better about eating after I wake up....I can't keep waiting for hours to have breakfast. It's going to be a very difficult, yet necessary, lifestyle change.)
Speaking of the coffee, I'm about to pour cup number 3, and this is due to my unsettledness stemming from this week's grad school assignment. Now I won't bore you with all the details, but I just wish the direction of the assignment was clear.
I could do one of these two things:
- Answer all the questions in an essay format like the handout says...and be faced with redoing the assignment after a different time on a larger scale (i.e. full literature review...yes it will be as awful as it sounds).
- Disregard said handout and write the actual literature review and research questions for my upcoming final paper (yes, it also sounds equally awful).
Grad school peeps, weigh in on this dilemma. I've e-mailed the teacher and my classmates, and I have class tonight. Lord, I feel my professor because I'm about to blow him up with questions.
So until I decide what to do about my grad school dilemma, I am debating on making these cookies. Here is the recipe.
What do you know? Anything interesting going on?
What is your go-to stress reliever?
Mine are baking, cooking and eating.....go figure. :)