1. I tried a nose plug for the first time in the pool yesterday morning. Not a fan. I kind of felt like I was suffocating and it completely threw off my breathing. I've received some advice that it's not the best habit to develop, so I guess I've kicked it before it started. I had a bit of a stuffy/wobbly head post-swim, but it didn't last too long.
2. This morning I was out early for some tempo intervals with Juliana. It went better than I expected given the conditions (heat wave). Unfortunately, my head is all foggy and congested again and I have just been feeling crappy in general post-run. It looks like I may have to cry "mercy" and give myself some more rest. While the stubborn side of me wants to push through the next couple of days since I will be resting up over the weekend anyway, I also know (thanks to some "gentle" reminders from my
3. Blog fail! I completely missed my 1000th post! When I started this little "diet" blog back in 2006, I never in my wildest dreams imagined that I would have run 8 marathons 5 years later, or that I would find myself so involved in this awesome community of bloggers. Thank you so much to everyone who continues to follow along, whether you were my 1st follower or my 600th. This is pretty anti-climactic, but here's a little impromptu giveaway (prize TBD). Simply comment on this post to enter. Everyone who commented on post # 1000 will automatically receive two bonus entries. To earn an another entry, please refer to # 5 below.
4. Is it Friday yet??
5. Teamarcia tagged me for a little Q&A. Anyone who asks a question will receive a bonus entry for my 1000th post giveaway. Ask away!