That’s how I felt about yesterday in general. I really have no idea why I always get into a funk when it comes to Tuesdays. It’s not like it’s Tuesday’s fault. Well… maybe it is. Because it sure can’t be mine, right?
Either way, Tuesday, or so lovingly called the speed bump of suck during the week, came and went without too much excitement.
The highlight of my work day was definitely lunch. Yeah, I get excited over a salad with leftovers from the night before in it. Clearly it was a slow day. This one included sweet potato, mushrooms and peas. I’m a wild and crazy kind of gal over here… ha ha
I did get further in my Russell Brand book, My Booky Wook. I do believe I adore him a bit more with each turn of the page. His humor that you know him for is evident and in every story he tells. But what I love is his unapologetic honesty. The dude was a mess. Remember that one morning in college where you wake up and things from the night before are a wee bit blurry? He lived a number of years in that blur. Which I personally would find exhausting. But he’s still willing to talk about how he got through it. And find some humor in it. Which I find intriguing to read about.
Anyhoo… I’ve been doing most of my lunchtime reading over in the building next to me. I like it there. Fresh faces. Gets me out of the office for a bit. And most recently, there’s an attractive boy who runs down to grab lunch at about the same time I’m there. The only thing I really know about him is he likes ketchup on his fries. Not sure if I can build a relationship on that info alone, but we’ll see what I can do…
Because my mom occasionally reads this, I expect to get a call about him at some point today. No mom, I don’t know anything else. Ketchup. That’s all I’ve got.
I don’t even like ketchup. But I’m willing to look past that.
Moving on quickly…
I busted my butt to get to the gym and stake out my treadmill. Success! It was ALL MINE. And in efforts to improve on my speed for upcoming races, I took it a notch or two out of my comfort zone. Four miles with an average pace staying between 8:10 and 8:15- a bit faster than I normally do my regular runs in. Nothing special, but I want to be prepared for when I start doing interval training (yeah- I sort of hate it, but my desire to run faster is outweighing the hatred) in a few weeks for the 15k I’m looking at.
Anyone out there a fan of interval training? Do you like it better than long runs?
And yes, I know a couple of you asked- I’m pretty set on doing the Hot Chocolate 15k in Chicago on November 6th. Anyone around here wanna join? They have a 5k, too… just sayin’… if anyone’s interested…
Ghiradelli is the new sponsor this year (I’m pretty sure Hershey’s used to do it). Either way, both of those names mean chocolate. And chocolate and running happen to be two of my favorite things. So I almost feel like it’s fate that I do this thing!
Now if only I could find a race that was sponsored by a pancake house…
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