Today is “rest” day but due to missing cross-training yesterday, I need to do some cardio-boxing.
I usually enjoy that because after a day of work out here, I need to punch someone….for real.
After being off several days and loving it….it was like a nightmare having to wake up at 4:45am to get ready for work. I’m behind, overwhelmed, unmotivated…etc
My toe is feeling much better than I thought it would but I did wear soft shoes, no socks and a gel toe cap.
I’ll put some running shoes on tonight to see how it feels. Maybe I heal better than I think?
I still can’t imagine running yet but maybe tomorrow, I’ll be able to get in my 3 miles. With the increasing temperatures, it will likely be on the treadmill. I’m due for 7 miles on Wednesday….I cannot imagine 7 miles on the treadmill or heat! 🙂
I really need to get off the pity train and man up for the rest of the training because it’s not going to get any easier. I wish the marathon was tomorrow! HA!
I am in week 10 of the training with 61 days to go.
It needs to end soon because I am spending $$$ on running stuff…things I need and things I do not need.
I am spending more money on fuel (GU, Bonk Breakers, Shot Blocks, NUUN) than I am regular food.
1 bought 2 pair of $15 socks….(still never dreamed I’d do that)….$20 gel toe caps… all for feet comfort.
This weekend, I visited and bought stuff at REI, True Runner, Big River Running.
I’m getting ready to purchase another pair of running shoes to alternate until the marathon. I currently have 3 pair of expensive running shoes that I run in. There is also a pair of Brooks Trail shoes that I am dying to have. $150
Whoever said running was cheap is full of shit. I used to play golf for less money than running.
So, let me summarize:
My joints ache, I’m sore for days after my long run on Saturdays, I walk like I’m 90 years, I busted the top off my toe, I’m so stiff that I can’t bend to tie my shoes, I listen to music that I don’t like, my nipples, butt crack and underarms get chaffed, I eat stuff that my dogs wouldn’t eat (except for the peanut butter/chocolate GU), I spend enough money each month to buy a new car, I no longer have free time, I’m so tired on Saturday night that I go to bed before it gets dark, I never get to sleep in anymore….
So tell me again why I am doing this?
~A Therapist is Cheaper~