It’s Saturday. My head is full of thoughts so here you go……………………
Strange wildlife….. I encountered a giant beaver on the bike path yesterday morning. Well it probably wasn’t giant, I’ve just never encountered one up close before for a size comparison. I mean, I’ve seen my share of turtles, deer, ducks, geese, birds and the “normal”-ish wildlife along the trail. But, a beaver?! Weird.
To do….. I’m in the process of overhauling my eating habits. I work out a lot and I feel like I’m not reaping full benefit of that work when I eat junk. Since I re-entered the world of single people, I have been eating junk. Not necessarily junk, but I’m working out more and not taking the time to make quality meals. You know, for example, two nights this week I had a turkey sandwich and tortilla chips for dinner. Nutritious food = fail! So, I’ve spent some time this week working on a meal plan for the coming week. Hopefully I stick to it! I’ll surely share the journey here.
Training plan …. I need a training plan. Once again, I’m haphazardly just making things up as I go along. I really think that I need to put together some sort of plan for a couple of reasons. First, I need to know what the heck I’m doing each day instead of just winging it. Second, I need a goal and something to be held accountable for. With a plan I actually have to get things done. I’m not saying that I’m not getting things done. I am, I just feel like it’s all very back and forth. I need a plan. Any suggestions on where to get something good?
I’m a runner…. What do I do about the runner in me? I have a feeling that no plan (see above) that I come up with is going to enable me to run 5 days a week. In order to keep improving on the bike and swim, I have to spend time actually doing them. I like the biking, jury is still out on the swim. But in order to spend more time, I have to cut back on the running. Can I do that? In my heart of runner hearts?
But for now, run on. Tomorrow’s long run is scheduled for 7 AM and we’re planning on 10 miles. It will also mark one week until Vermont City Relay that I’m running with A-sizzle. She is running the first leg and I’m positive that she’s going to kick that race right in the behind. She’s been doing speedwork and tempo runs every week, so I know for sure that she’s ready. I on the other hand, feel unprepared as usual. Maybe some day I will feel ready for one of these races! I’m hoping that tomorrow’s 10 miler will boost my spirits a bit.
What’s on your mind this gorgeous Saturday?