Today was mixed bag kind of day. It started out with my workout... that I REALLY did not want to do :/ I actually made it out of bed by 8am and did the run i intended to do. Buuuut My stomach was acting all "icky" and doing 8 rounds of hill repeats did not sound like a fun idea.
To be honest... I did not think I was going to finish my run. First of all, I had to use the bathroom the ENTIRE time. By the time I got to the 3 lap, I was convinced I was just going to do 6 and run back home. Then at lap 6 I thought... "I can do two more," and I did :). It was really difficult though.
This type of training has taught me a couple of lessons.
1. How much harder it is to run uphill than just run a flat trail
2. How much quicker the mind gives up before the body ever does.
3. I will most likely always finish a scheduled work out, even if I go into it thinking I wont finish
I'm sure there were other things that this type of training has showed me, but those seem to be the most important.
After my run, I took a shower, made a smoothie, and put my "dinner" together. I was heading to Tyler's for a few hours and then going straight to my night time job. I put a delicious dinner salad together with plenty of healthy snacks to munch on throughout the evening.
Too bad I left it at home, and didn't realize it until I was 85% of the way to Tyler's house (he lives in Glendale, and I live in Chatsworth= approximately a 30 minute drive).
I was so angry with myself, because I knew it would not be worth it to drive all the way back home to pick it up... but I really wanted MY dinner that I spent MY time making.When I got to Tyler's we made ourselves some lunch.