Another week! Not just any week though. It’s taper week!
Ok, tapering technically began last Thursday. It is time to get plenty of rest and refrain from all EtOH. Massive bummer.
Let’s talk about this past weekend. It was a mess. I blame the weatherman. It was forecasted to storm all weekend and we barely got any rainfall.
I finally was fed up with clear skies but storm forecast and went for a run around noon on Saturday. Due to off timing, I didn’t really fuel like I usually do. I still cranked out 9 miles.
I was prepared to get soaked at some point during the run.
The biggest concern was not slipping on wet pavement.
At one point I had to almost walk down a curve/ramp. I refused to injure myself during tapering!
The last quarter mile was rough. I had a sudden pain near my lower left lung. Quite a victory of a run.
I even had to navigate around regatta assembling.
I wanted to warn the out-of-state rowers of the gross river but kept my mouth shut and simply smiled at them as I navigated through the crowd.
Finished the run only slightly damp.
Running stats: 9 miles 1:26:10 9’34”
I’ll take it!
I came home, neglected to eat and drink soon enough. I had a lightheaded, near fainting moment. Naughty dietitian.
Once I ate and drank water, I left home with my grocery list to restock my kitchen. I didn’t get very far though. My car didn’t even go a mile before just kind of stopping on its own.
My temperature gage is being difficult and taking awhile to get in the game. A call from Aaron and my own confidence got me to the grocery store. I wanted food.
Everything seemed to go better the rest of the night. I made a delicious potato soup that was so satisfying.
And as requested after car troubles, Aaron brought me a Rochefort 8!!
Monks can always turn my day around.
Sunday morning started with being woken up by the regatta that played bagpipes at one point.
It motivated me to get out of bed a little sooner and to start cooking breakfast. I took the opportunity to use up various foods in my kitchen in breakfast. The result was a breakfast skillet.
Russet potatoes (which are super cheap!), bell pepper, onion, garlic, corn, black beans, Mexican cheese, and eggs. And topped with hot sauce.
My morning was spent inside (it actually was raining a little) under a blanket watching The Office. Aaron and I watch this show all the time on my request. I love to laugh as much as possible!
While Aaron went home to rest more (he’s been sick for the past week), I headed out to do a few errands that pesky rain and car problems prevented getting done the day before. I had to deposit a reimbursement check (which came awfully quickly), buy a pair of running pants, and buy 2 items from Target (and left with only 2 things).
The night was rounded out with a quick yoga session, dinner, and a Packers game.
Dinner was Indian food. Channa masala, naan…and then roasted green beans with red pepper flakes. So, so good!
This weekend has resulted in one major thought change: rain means nothing to running.