I don't normally post on Saturdays, but I've had a very uneventful (boring) day, and yesterday was my first post in a week and a half so I felt like I wanted to do another one today. Aren't you all lucky? =)
Yesterday I ran 6 miles on my treadmill. I noticed when I first got my treadmill it was really easy to run on it and I loved it. Then when it started getting lighter and I started running outside again, I noticed that running outside was harder than it was when I first started running on my treadmill. I decided that I needed to get off the treadmill and start running outside again, hills and all. Then I didn't like running on the treadmill anymore because it became boring. Yesterday the treadmill wasn't horrible. I enjoyed it. I rigged my Kindle onto it again and watched more of The Hunger Games and it went pretty quickly. I don't know if this is because I hadn't been running much in the last 5 days or what. Anyway, I'm really interested in finishing The Hunger Games (I have seen it before and read the books a couple times) but not interested enough to pop it into the Blu-ray player, so I'm thinking of running on it again.
Although, that's not the only reason for running on the treadmill. Damian is with a friend at Lake Chelan (lucky kid, he goes way more places than I do) so I don't have a babysitter for Maddox. Also, I still don't have an audiobook to listen to. I have decided that I enjoy listening to audiobooks a lot more than music. A year ago, there is no way I could have gone running without my music. And finally, when Chris gets home today he wants to do a bunch of stuff, so I don't think I'll have time to run then.
Yesterday when I woke up I noticed that I had a "water headache." When I was younger I got a lot of headaches and somewhere in my late 20's-early 30's I realized this was because I didn't drink enough water. I now drink lots of water and I can always tell the difference in a headache from dehydration and other ones. I am not as good at drinking water at home as I am at work, so I often get a bit dehydrated on the weekends. Since I had a really sore throat and was sick and home for 3 of my work days this week, I realized that I hadn't drank enough water all week.
Anyway, today I finished my glass of water and decided I would hop on my treadmill in about 20 min (you know enough time for the water to go through my system), but then realized that I was hungry. Running on an empty stomach is not fun, so I decided to make myself a steak sandwich (we had leftover steak from dinner last night due to always buying and freezing 4 steaks and then D not being here). However, we are out of bread, so I had to just eat the steak. =) I like the steak thinner on my sandwich than I do when I have steak for dinner, so I had cut it thinner before I realized we were out of bread, so I ended up eating about 2 oz of steak instead of 4. But that is good too, it makes it so I'm not hungry and maybe I can go running sooner. =)
I'm trying to decide how far I want to go for my long run tomorrow. Last week (May 19) I was going to run 10 miles but got sick. The week before (May 12) I ran 8 miles, and before that (May 5) I didn't do a long run, but did walk 7.46 miles and then before that (April 28) I ran 11. Needless to say I haven't ran hardly any long runs for almost a month and now I'm worried about going farther than the 8. However, the half marathon I was planning on running is June 15th, only 4 weeks away.
Before I got sick, I was planning on doing 8 miles (which I did on the 12th), 12 miles last week (May 19), see how that felt and maybe doing 13 tomorrow (May 25), and then 8 or 10 next week (June 1), and 8 June 8. But since I didn't do the 10 last week, I don't really know what I'm going to do. I realize this isn't an official training schedule, but then I haven't been doing any formal training for the half, just increasing my miles every week. It scares me to decrease my miles, I worry that because I haven't gone a certain distance in a while, for example 11 miles on April 28th and nothing that far (or close) since, I won't be able to go that far now without problems.
I should register for the half-marathon so that I don't have any excuse to not do it. I am bad at waiting till the week of the race before registering.
Well, I think enough time has passed that I can go for my run on my treadmill. Have a great weekend and always remember why we get this 3-day weekend.