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Saturday, August 30, 2008

1 Just Woke Up...... (A Brief Update)


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Uuuuuuuhhhh, I'm absolutely exhausted. I got home from work yesterday, ate dinner, & then crashed on the couch. I don't remember what time it was when I fell asleep on the couch, but I'm pretty sure it wasn't long after 9 pm. ;-)

Of course, after falling asleep so early, I woke up to transfer myself to the bed, & -- RATS! -- now I can't fall back asleep. So here I am, doing some late night blogging again. ;-)

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OK, so I was going to run 6 miles on Thursday, but it's a long story why I didn't: Basically, the short version of the story is that I was feeling fairly ragged on Thursday morning & that evening Erik & I had plans to go out to a party; we spent the evening with several friends, many of which we hadn't seen in quite some time. We arrived around 8 pm or so & didn't make it back home until past midnight. Needless to say, it was a good party. ;-)

I'd had dinner late that night (i.e., they served food at the party) & washed it down with a delicious glass of Guinness on tap. ;-) Yes, I broke my "no alcohol while training" rule, but I figured it was OK, since I can't even remember the last time I had any alcoholic beverages (although I'm sure it's probably documented somewhere here on this blog! ;-) ). And of course, I realize that one beer over several months of abstinence wasn't going to be the end of the world nor would it totally wreck or completely undo all of my previous training efforts. Thankfully, I'm running this morning to burn it all off. ;-)

As for Friday, I knew it'd be pointless to run in the morning, especially after a late night of partying & a bit of alcohol consumption. ;-) (You see, one beer for me is like 2 or 3 for most other people. I'm a light-weight, both literally & figuratively speaking!)

And then of course, after all of the above description, that takes us up to the present moment.

One strange thing I forgot to mention is that my feet have been feeling rather numb lately. This has been going on for about the past two or three weeks. I know it's probably due to the amount of time I'm spending on my feet, both at work & from the increase in mileage with my new training plan. I've been trying to stretch them out, but frankly, my feet have been so tired & numb that this was also part of the reason I decided to pass on trying to run after work the last two nights. Clearly, some recovery time was needed, not only for my feet, but also for the rest of me as well. ;-)

Anyhow, I better try to get back to sleep so I can join Erik on our run in a few hours. (Guess that gives you the answer on what I decided to do later today, i.e., whether or not to run the road race or run with Erik. More on that later, with some additional news which has affected that decision.)

Now, back to sleep (hopefully).... Good night/morning! ;-)

-C

1 comment:

Andrew is getting fit said...

Sounds like a sensible decision to me.

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