I felt tired this morning. When I arrived at the track already out of breath after a short warm-up, I knew things weren't going to go well. I set out for some 800's anyway, hoping I could push through the workout. After two repeats, I was spent. I don't know if it's the heat wave this week or if I'm just tired in general, but it wasn't going to happen today. It sucks because I missed my speed work last week when I was sick, but what can I do besides listen to my body? Technically this is a recovery week and I still have a lot of miles to run and a race on Monday, so all I can do is put it behind me and get 'em next time. * sigh *
My race on Monday is the Oakville Half Marathon, which is a new one for me. The plan is to run a 12K (~7mi) warm-up with hubs, then run the half at goal marathon pace. I did this with the Montreal Half Marathon in April in training for my May marathon and it worked well. The heat/humidity is supposed to break before the weekend; let's hope they're right!
Both MCM Mama and Char at My Life's a Marathon awarded me the Cherry on Top Award.
(Someone else also awarded this one to me last week, but I can't for the life of me remember who that was - Sorry!)
I'm asked to answer the question: If you had the chance to go back and change one thing in your life, would you and what would it be?
This is a tough question. I try not to live life with any regrets because everything I have done has lead me to where I am today, which is a very happy place to be! That being said, I wish I had taken control of my health earlier in life. I was a chubby kid, obese in my early teens, suffered from disordered eating in my mid-teens and from there my weight fluctuated significantly for several years. If you'd like to read a little more about my journey, take a look at my very first post on this blog. I'm almost embarrassed to admit that it started as a journal of my experience with the South Beach Diet. (I tried them all!)
I feel that I wasted a lot of good years obsessing over my weight, feeling horrible and living a very unhealthy lifestyle.
Finally, almost four years later, I'm in control of my health, my weight and my life. I truly believe that running saved me in that it has taught me how to take care of myself. I am a more balanced and healthy person, both physically and emotionally.
It feels good to get that out. Thanks for the award, ladies.
This one seems to have made the rounds in bloggy land. If you have not been tagged and would like to participate, please consider this a tag from me!
Age Groups Rock awarded me the Happy 101 Award.
Thank you ajh!
I'm asked to name ten things I like, then pass it along to ten bloggers.
2. leaving the windows open
3. apple cider
4. crunchy leaves
5. cool weather!
6. fall colours
7. hooded sweatshirts
8. cozy blankets
9. pumpkin muffins
Can you tell I'm over Summer?
I'd like to pass this award on to:
1. lish at The Road to Chicago
2. Christy at Going the Distance
3. Hunnybee at Mommy Running Through
4. runninglawyer at Running From the Law
5. Kim at Somewhere in the Sun
6. Deb at Deb Shrinks
7. Cindy at Foodie at the Finish Line
8. Kat at Forward Foot Strides
9. Indi at Learning to Run and Running to Learn
10. Kelly at She Wears a Red Sox Cap