Friday, October 23, 2009

Not the best idea

We went to the Mandarin Buffet for my brother-in-law's Birthday dinner tonight (over-eating central). It's definitely one of those places where I can go every six months - tops!

So we feasted on Asian cuisine (I use that term loosely) and hubby and I thought it would be a good idea to head out for a run when we got home. I got a cramp immediately and then...

*burrrp* *gurgle* *gurgle*



Not pretty! I cut it short at a measly 4K, made a dash for the bathroom and called it a night.

It'll be a quiet morning tomorrow and we head to Niagara Falls in the afternoon. We booked a hotel for the night so we won't have to worry about a 90+ minute drive Sunday morning. I'm not feeling great about the race; I've been suffering from a major lack of motivation and confidence lately and find myself wondering why I signed up.



Hopefully I can at least enjoy the view!

28 comments:

Mel-2nd Chances said...

i bet once you get there, and the the 'asian cuisine' out of your system, you'll have found your mojo and will be your usual ass-kickin' self! Enjoy the race and the mini get-away!

lizzie lee said...

Marlene, do not dismay. Think of the training, the beautiful Falls, beginning in one country, ending in another, the pay off, the satisfaction, and the achievement. Then you will be IN!!!!

best wishes
sincere-lee
lizzie lee

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Oh no!! I try to stear clear of those places I never have good luck.

OK lady... sounds Like Polly Pesimism has been hanging around a lot lately. I say you take all pressure off yourself and just run for FUN!! You have your Marathon redemption...just relax and RUN. Go on autopilot, take in the views, people watch, cheer people on, be you.. And if in the end that results in a PR so be it, if not you will have one hell of a Race report.

Hugs... Do you thing Baby!!

Funny the theme to Biggest Loser always gets me "What have you done today to make you feel proud?" Decide what that one thing would be for your race and focus on just that..

OK it is late and I am RAMBLING..

joyRuN said...

Oy. I usually pass out from all the MSG in those chinese buffets. I can't even imagine trying to run!

Have a great race, girl. Just enjoy yourself!!

Zorbs said...

I wrote a fairly controversial post about Mandarin in my blog a few months ago, when I decided that I would no longer eat there, for any reason.

http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2205505

sneakersister said...

Have fun in Niagara. You could just use the race as a glorified long run. Take your camera along on the run and have fun.

Can't wait to hear all about it.

TNTcoach Ken said...

It has been a long running season for you and it might be time to give it a rest! I know the feeling and you'll be back in no time.

Marky Mark said...

I agree with the comments--have a good time doing it-it should be a great day with a nice view--if you wake up thinking you have a kick ass time in you can can change the plan.

The site looks as if the shirt is good and you even get a gym bag?

Marci said...

Good luck and have a good weekend. Just listen to you body and you will be fine, don't doubt your ability you are a strong runner.

Kelly said...

Yuck- I love Chinese food but not that kind!
I think its really cool to run a race at Niagara! Have fun!!!

Lisa said...

You signed up because it will be beautiful and fun!! Now go enjoy!!

Lily on the Road said...

any time I've been to the Mandarin in Scarborough, I come away with the same results...gah...

Can you not just do it as a fun run, enjoy the scenery and not balls out race it? Maybe as Ken said, it is time for a little breather, you can take time away you know...

Saface Macdonald said...

Hugs baby! You will do great!

Road Warrior said...

You signed up because it's an "international" race in a great spot and the scenery will be beautiful. Not every race has to be a world record, ya know? ;-)

J said...

Hope the race goes well tomorrow! Good luck!

Meg Runs said...

What an incredible place to run, gorgeous!

Kristin said...

You will do great! :) Enjoy!

Mark said...

I can understand a lack of motivation, but you must have confidence! You are a great runner and posting great times, seeing improvement, and the best is yet to come! Go with the flow! Enjoy it for a while, I always wanted to take my Sweetheart to Niagra falls!

Aneta said...

good luck on your race!!!!
i bet running in Niagara Falls will be wonderful.
and i heard weather is supposed to be good tomorrow. At least it is in Aurora, so hopefully in Niagara as well!
lots of luck!
go kick some butt!!!

happygoluckyalex said...

Have an amazing run, lady! Channel all your energy from running in your friends last weekend and have a kick ass run. You know you can do it- don't let one stupid buffet + run combo get you down!!!
I'll be thinking of you!

Carly said...

good luck!!

Now I am craving chinese food....even though it probably is not good preworkout food.

trialsoftraining said...

Uh ohhh :/

I can never run after a full meal - just not my thing! and, you're explanation (i.e. picture! ha) sounds about right. ;)

I hope you at least enjoy the race course! I'm anxious to hear how you do, good luck!

The Happy Runner said...

Bummer about the grub. Hope you're feeling better -- GOOD LUCK tomorrow!

Denise said...

I'm always late wishing you good luck!! Hope the race is going well...can't wait to hear about it.

Alanna said...

I've been that stick figure more than once after a buffet, run or no run :)

Great blog you've got here!

chris mcpeake said...

Yucky. Yet it always looks good when you are loading up the plate.

Good luck at the Falls

Jess said...

LOL, I have had this happen more times than I care to admit.

Kim said...

Thank goodness I'm not the only one who has done this!