Since I could barely even function after my whopping ten miler yesterday, I started to think maybe I wasn't completely 100% recovered from my illness. After struggling all afternoon to stay awake, I finally gave up and fell asleep at 6:30 pm. I didn't wake up until 6:30 this morning.
I had a lot of work to do, so I arrived at school at 7 (the earliest we can enter the building). I can get from bed to work pretty fast - it's a combination of not caring about my appearance, and only living 3 miles away.
The joke was on me - apparently the key card thingie was broken, so I was stuck standing around outside until 7:15. Awesome.
I figured it was a good thing I'd slept through my run though. Even though my work wouldn't let me in, they frown upon things like falling asleep periodically. I'm proud to report that with my 12 hours, I managed to avoid that!
Before I fell asleep, I did manage to see a life ruining tweet.
|26 years. Let that sink in.|
I'm not thrilled with already "wasting" my rest day, when it's only Monday and I only ran 14 miles last week. Of course, I'm clearly not too upset either, since I could have ran after work but had absolutely no energy or desire too. I think I'm normally pretty good about prioritizing training, but at some point my health/job has to come first.
Today is a wonderful day (missed run and wasted time outside school aside). First of all, How I Met Your Mother is finally back with a new episode! The first few weeks of school is a horrible purgatory. Summer is over (I don't care what the calendar says, if I have to start dressing professionally, summer is over). Yet my reason for living, aka new episodes of all my favorite shows, is still on hold. It's a very difficult time in my life, and this signals that it's coming to an end.
Second, an exciting new clothing development. Not in terms of actual clothing, like the type people wear to look good, because I would never know about any new developments there. No, obviously this is in running clothing. I've posted many times about my beloved aspaeris pivot shorts. They finally have extended to the capri length! Just in time for real fall, the weather kind, not school year kind. I got to try them out awhile ago (apparently around my birthday).
The capris are amazing. The knees can be quite a problem area for runners, so it's all the awesome thigh compression plus some for your knees.
Check them out - you can get 40% off with the code CAPRISALE. This sounds like a commercial, but trust me, I'm getting zero kickback, except that this just reminded me that it might be cool enough to wear mine tomorrow.
Here's an important running related question. Lily and I need to do a 20 mile run this week. Our only options are Thursday after work (beginning around 6:30pm) or Friday before work (beginning around 3:30am). Please vote which is the more appealing option.