Monday: 20 min triceps/lower back, 10 abs
Tuesday: 4.6m easy 9:30/pace
Wednesday: 2.8m easy 9:25/pace
Seriously though, I work at a gym, I run 5 days a week, spandex is my go-to home/work/life clothes. At first you think spandex is cute and makes you feel good. Sure you can practically see the whole body and hard work you’ve done, but it’s like seeing the same thing everyday, you get used to it and the initial reaction is no longer there. Now I get really happy when I’m wearing jeans and RPC (real people clothes). I forgot how nice runners clean up. haha. Am i the only one who thinks about this stuff??
Here’s a few shots of me in RPC. I didn’t get a full body shot, i know, worst blogger ever, but I did manage pieces, so pretend and put them together and you’ll get the effect.
Exhibit A- hair/makeup done
Exhibit B- yes this is me in the fitting room, Clueless taught me a lot. “I don’t rely on mirrors so I always take Polaroids.”
Exhibit C- GASP, i’m wearing real lady shoes! (i i changed immediately out of them and into my New Balances as soon as possible)
This ensemble was for an interview for a higher position at Gold’s. Which I nailed. 🙂 Thank you professional, yet feels-like-me, clothes!
Now that the interview is over, my next big challenge is the marathon this Sunday. The weather is lining up to be absolute perfection, cloudy at 55-65 degrees. Last minute preparation is starting today. Laundry & laying out my race day gear, carbo-loading, resting. I had a heck of a workout on Monday and i’m still sore, so no more strength training until the race is over. A couple easy shake out runs and it will be time to test the ultimate long run!
I’m getting super excited & a little antsy with all this extra energy. I have a small issue that came up this week (of course it had to be this week) and it’s a pain in my right ankle. I visited the chiropractor, as i do the week before every race, and the ankle feels much better, but not 100%. Today, I’m taking an extra rest day because of it. Hope it’s nothing big, but it’s enough to feel uncomfortable when i’m running so i’m being very cautious these few days leading up to the race.
Fun fact for my April mileage–my highest ever 149.1 (yes i’m upset it’s not a solid 150, but i’ll get there one day!).
Health check! How’s everyone feeling? Any small annoyances in your legs?
Ladies? How do you feel about wearing heels?
I honestly hate hate hate them. They make me look great, but my calves hurt in ways I can’t explain.