Thursday, January 20, 2011

This and That

Due to the fact that I didn’t get my run in yesterday, I did it on the treadmill this morning at my work gym. It probably would’ve been better to do this yesterday but hindsight is 20-20; I was very tired yesterday after having not slept well the previous night and had some coaching work that needed to be done. After getting it done it was late and all I wanted to do was curl up with my latest teen fiction novel - The Mortal Instrument’s series for those interested (in teasing me). Anywho, I got up early to get to work and get that run in.

The thing is, I was supposed to do 6x400 in the midst of the run – not fast, but like a tempo/fast pace. This is sort of difficult on the treadmill, not to mention I always feel a bit self conscious doing workouts like this on the treadmill at work because I look crazy next to the lady who is walking slow up a slight incline. There are a lot of employee’s and I didn’t actually see anyone I knew (except for 1 person) but you do ‘see’ people around and I don’t want to be ‘that girl on the treadmill.’

Well, whatever. I got the workout done.

Then I get into the lockerroom to shower and change and realized I forgot my brush at home. Doh! So I just washed and dried my hair using my fingers to detangle --- and it looks better than normal. Go figure.

On the racing front, only sprints for the first half of the year. We aren’t doing St. Anthony’s this year (we’re trying to keep race travel to a minimum). This takes so much pressure off knowing I don’t have to be in awesome shape by the end of April. My first race will be sometime in April, but since it will be a sprint I’m not freaking out reading other people’s blogs who are really ramping up their training. I’m might do an Olympic distance at some point and then I’m toying with the idea of doing a late season half, but we’ll see how the summer goes.


Heather said...

I love that you are reading another teen drama - it means that it will show up in my mailbox soon and I can give it to Haileigh! Yeah for my 12 year old and my sister sharing books!!

Steve said...

I love you are not totally sure of all you will do this year. Some want to think they are, but one thing about the future is it is unpredictable. You are flexible. A good idea I think!! :)

Good luck with your training!! :)

Jennifer Harrison said...

Gotta love the TM sometimes! And, I never bring my brush when I travel and I am convinced my hair looks better = but perhaps I should ask others - maybe I am kidding myself! :)