Is it Friday yet?
No? Damn. Despite the fact that I had the first two days of this week off, I still feel like the weekend isn’t here fast enough. I haven’t been sleeping well this month, so I think I’m long overdue for a really good, long sleep in. I was on vacation for a few days this past weekend but I was up early almost every day; Saturday I went running, Sunday I slept in until 7:30, Monday I was up at 4:15 to go to boot camp with my friend Krystal and Tuesday I don’t remember what time I woke up but it wasn’t late.
I’m also a victim of apartment living…you know, having to listen to your neighbors all night? And my neighbors are, um…active at night. I HEAR EVERYTHING.
Anyway, I’ve been doing better at keeping tabs on my food! Ever since I found out I wasn’t eating enough to go along with all the training I’ve been doing, I downloaded the My Fitness Pal app and have been trying to log all my food so I know when I’m getting enough and when I need to eat more. Have I mentioned that it’s super hard to eat a lot of food? I never thought I’d say this, but I used to only eat when I was hungry. Some days, that could mean three hamburgers for dinner and other days I’d eat popcorn and orange juice for dinner. Yes, my nutrition is bad. I have a super high metabolism, so I’ve never really been concerned with what I eat.
Lately I’ve been making an effort to be more concerned with it and monitor my intake. However, it’s still hard for me to get in all the calories I should be eating some days. That is, without resorting to eating cake or ice cream, and since I’m trying to eat healthy, that’s not the best option.
On the subject of training, I had an off month this month. If you’ve been following my blog you know that I’ve been a combination of sick, allergic to EVERYTHING, muscle strains and pains and everything in between. I haven’t been working out nearly as much as I should and my “big” racing season starts in a little less than a month. This month (how is it October already, how?) I have a wedding that I’m in which means lots of wedding duties, and I’m a little worried about how that will affect my training.
Speaking of this wedding, I have the bachelorette party next weekend and I’m 50/50 on whether I’m actually looking forward to it or not. I mean, I know it will be fun, but most of the ladies going I don’t really know that well (except the bride) and I don’t feel like I have much in common with them. So far every time we’ve hung out I’ve felt rather awkward the whole time because I don’t have much to talk about with them. I’m into health and fitness and they are all married with kids or about to have kids. Something I’m not in the least bit interested in. I try to keep the running talk to a minimum when I’m not with my running friends, but that’s pretty much what my entire life revolves around so it’s hard not to talk about it.
But I did find these sweet socks when I was shopping at Spencer’s for bachelorette party items. Check them out!
I’m thinking of trying to convince some of my Tough Mudder teammates to go as super heroes! How awesome would that be?
Linking up with Running with Spoons for Thinking Out Loud Thursdays.
What’s been on your mind lately? Have you ever done something more out of obligation rather than desire to? How did it turn out? Which superhero would you be?