Today we ate the following.
- Breakfast: Blueberry Smoothies and toast for LP and the G-man. Mom thinks she might have eaten some almonds – she can’t remember.
- Mom snacked on a granola bar – apparently not enough breakfast!
- Lunch: A special treat – pizza Veggie Planet in Harvard Square after some family shopping
- Dinner: Cabbage, potato and smoky tempeh skillet
- $19.26 on our lunch
- $31.08 on some important chocolate supplies from Burdicks
- $19.10 on gifts
- $5.30 on postage for shipping gifts
Every week for the past three I’ve run more weekly miles than the last. This week, I’ve already doubled what I was running three weeks ago (from 5 miles to 10 so far). It feels good to do this. Yesterday was my short run (2 miles) and it felt great. I shaved a couple minutes off my last 2 mile time, I felt strong with my pacing. Overall it was the epitome of a “good run.” Then, today, I went for a 4 mile run. 1 mile in I felt lousy. It was slow. I felt like I was plodding along, fighting the wind the whole time. I had to focus on one foot in front of the other for over half the run. But I finished, and only one minute over the time I was going for.
Sucky runs like this are rough. But they also motivate me in a weird way. A good run, like yesterday’s, leaves me feeling good mentally and physically the rest of the day. But a sucky run, like today, just makes me happy to be done. It’s a different kind of satisfaction, but satisfaction none the less. Of course, it helps to know that for my next 4 miler I will probably feel differently. So, I’ll just take yesterday and today as two sides to the running coin, and get back out there tomorrow.