I'm on fire lately. I can't believe how much more energy I have. I bike commuted to work (which always makes me feel good--hey! it's 30 extra minutes of biking!). When I got home, I hurried into my running clothes and out the door before the sun went down. It's a race to beat the sun! Jason got home just as I was leaving with my new running shoes. Score! My old ones started to poop out last week, and my half marathon is this coming weekend! Perfect. I have just enough time to break them in a little without deflating the cushioning too much. (I hate how often I need new running shoes. Seems like every 3 months. But my feet can really tell the difference.) Out the door and down into the canyon. I passed so many walkers, hikers, people jogging with their dogs, and mountain bikers. It's awesome how active everyone is around here. Felt very comfortable the whole way. Trail running is hard though! I had to definitely slow it up and do some side-stepping and careful negotiations around rocks and ditches. It was kind of fun. I love the trail SO much more than the road. The entire way back was uphill, which always sucks. However, I was prepared this time. I just took my time. Made it out and back (10k) in sub-9 minute miles. That's good for me lately! Especially b/c of the trail running and the hills. Plus, the pace felt comfortable for me the whole time.
Showered, stuffed myself with scrambled eggs and salmon on toast (I love breakfast for dinner) and some dark chocolate (with skim milk). Mmmm. Crashed for 30 minutes on the sofa. Then, lugged myself off the couch and stretched and eased into some free weights for a good 45 minutes. Then, I don't feel so guilty about watching trashy t.v. (The Bachelor--horrible show, but I couldn't turn the channel!).
This morning, dragged myself out of bed at 5:30 to make it to our first spinning class at UCSD at 7:00. Ugh. So early! It was a blast though. Plus, I get to lab earlier so I get the day started earlier. Nothing is better than that feeling of starting the day off with an early morning workout.
Hoping to make it to a club track workout tonight for a final run (with some speed) before the half-marathon this Sunday. The rest of the week will be more relaxing. Some biking and swimming but nothing too taxing.