1. Post marathon, I'm loosely following Kristy's "zero week" plan, which means you do no exercise all week. I didn't plan that going into the week, but I'm having one of those periods when no matter how early you go to bed, it's nearly impossible to get up in the morning. Also I have awesome plans this weekend that don't involve any exercise other than dancing.
But I did do 32 minutes on the elliptical last night. Partially because I got out of grad class early and Eric was busy volunteering at his school's eighth grade concert. Partially because this became kind of true for me.
|Truth. It wouldn't let me crop the black off and I nearly threw my computer at the wall.|
I usually think this is kind of a cop out and more of a "running helps me burn calories so I can eat more things and still be thin!" thing (which it absolutely is for me too, not going to lie), but I was truly struggling after more than 72 hours without exercise. That, or something about being at work, supposedly attempting to look professional, yet soaked in sweat like I did just run and continuing to do so because it's 90 degrees with no air flow makes it difficult to remain calm. One of those.
2. While I'm just as annoyed as everyone else with how memes have overtaken Facebook, they do have a bright side. I would estimate that since their popularity really took off, the amount of texts I receive from my husband has at least quadrupled. Yesterday he sent me this.
On the other hand, those who know me well wisely avoid me completely until I've had at least 2 cups of coffee (or I'm running). There's probably nothing on this earth that makes me angrier than waking up, and I can't think of many things I look forward to as much as going to sleep. It really doesn't matter if I get 5 hours or 10, I always still want more.
3. I shopped for non running clothes. That's kind of a big deal.
I read about this site called Thred Up on Sarah's blog, and I knew it was for me. It's consignment clothes that are like new, and I am sure as hell not above gently used anything if it's cheaper. (And if I have any readers who are undergrads planning to go into the field of education, you would be wise to adopt that attitude.) I got my order last night and it all fits great. I know this because I started off my day with a fashion show (trying everything on and sending pics to my sister). I got all the stuff in the picture for under $50, and it's from places like Loft and NY&Co, so not crap brands either. The link I included is my referral link so if you click it we both get a $10 credit to the site. I'm only posting that link because I really want that $10.
I really love three things Thursday. I hate thinking of post titles, and I love lists. Win/win.
Are you more like me or Eric when it comes to sleep? Even though I love it so much, I'm actually really bad at it and can't sleep unless I have a sleep mask and earplugs, and wake up a minimum of 3 times a night to pee.