What. A. Week.
This week has been insane. Thank god it's Friday. I feel like I need to just sit down and be still for a minute! (That won't happen. The weather's approaching perfection and I have some adventuring to do.) The amount of things that happened to me this week is unprecedented. From filming, to fainting, to going from coast to coast and everything that happened in between, I am very excited to have two days off.
Thank you to everyone who reached out to me, I assure you I am fine and everything is ok, just got getting checked out by the doctors to cover my bases. It was a touch on the scary side but we are all good in the hood. And luckily I get to work really early so even after hitting the floor yesterday and ending up in an ambulance I was still on time for work. I deserve some sort of medal.
But it’s FRIDAY! I still have a teeny tiny little headache, so I am going to take it easy today, maybe make my run a 3-5 miler. Then we will reassess tomorrow and Sunday as to how long my long run will be. Speed bumps happen along every training plan and sometimes you just have to roll with the punches! It doesn’t look like it will affect the Brooklyn Half though, which is fantastic news! I'm ready to run like the wind and hottie hunt like I've never hottie hunted before! And I got a super cool new hat to wear. So while I may not be able to put the pedal to the metal the next week or two, I still get to run so everything's good.
Irene sent me a funny running article I wanted to share. The article is called “7 Things Runners Do On Long Runs (But Probably Won’t Admit)" and I was rolling on the floor laughing at some of them. My favorite? BATHROOM MAPPING! OK, running in the suburbs is very different than running in the city. I used to tell people when I first started running, “You really don’t realize how few and far between bathrooms are until you become a runner.” BECAUSE IT’S TRUE! Those long runs can really jostle your innards and sometimes disaster strikes and you just gotta go! I once had to have someone come and pick me up from my long run because I was about 1 full mile from a toilet. So do yourself a favor and map those runs! < No Pun Intended. (I feel like we've reached the point in our relationship where we can talk about these things. No? Not Yet? GOD I do this in every relationship! I promise we wont talk about it for a few weeks.)
The same goes for hydration, plan to drink water or Gatorade every 2-3 miles (or whenever you find yourself thirsty). I tend to over hydrate which is why I go for 2-3 miles.
The best part about running in the city is there are an abundance of restrooms, drinking fountains and food stands/carts along the way. I know I am never more than ¼ mile from a restroom or water. So I don’t have to worry too much ALTHOUGH some of the drinking fountains still haven’t been turned on so I have to map out which ones to hit along my route! But when I was running in SoCal last week I didn’t bring the water bottle belt I packed and I spent a good two miles wondering where the next place I could buy water would be because there were NO drinking fountains! And that’s never fun because you end up dwelling on the fact that you are so thirsty! So map it out, save yourself the dehydration and panic if danger strikes.
ALRIGHT so who’s running this weekend? Anyone have any fun races? Remember to send me those selfies! #runselfierepeat and email me your “why I run” stories RunSelfieRepeat@gmail.com
I have a fun weekend of birthdays and adventures ahead of me but I hopefully won't get to crazy. The weather is supposed to be beautiful in the city and I brought all my summer clothes I left in San Diego with me this trip so I feel like I got a whole new wardrobe!
Have a fun weekend everyone, I leave you with this-this song is everything that is wrong and everything that is right in the world. Break for a dance party.