8 mile run
Today was a pretty uneventful day for me. I woke up at 3pm (because I worked last night) and quickly went on my 8 mile run. I'm usually tired on my first day off after working, so I usually relax and do what I love to do: Eat sushi and watch a movie!
To be honest, I'm pretty "anti-social" during marathon training. For those of you who are runners I'm sure you understand what I mean. First of all, I've given up adult beverages for Lent, so I can't even go to happy hour. Secondly, I'm running a 16 mile tempo run tomorrow morning, so I need to be rested and hydrated. The bad part is, this routine usually lasts about 3 months until I run the race.
Yes, my friends happen to think I am a weird-o. Their questions to me usually go like this:
- So, you run 26.2 miles and no one pays you for that?
- You prefer going to bed at 10 pm on a Friday night than hanging out with your friends?
- How could the pounding in your legs and feet bring you "sanity" when after you're done running you go and sit on ice?
Well my friends, it's difficult to explain. So yes, I am going to be "anti-social" tonight with hubby and we are going to watch a movie and eat some raw fish. No meat for us today because it's Good Friday =)
(Romantic choice of movie huh?)
Oh, and I might shave my legs...Ugh I need it badly!