I was both gratified and a little saddened that so many people could identify with my last post. It's nice to know I'm not alone in those kinds of thoughts, but it totally sucks that so many awesome people - particularly women - struggle with such negative thinking. Here's to us and overcoming the negativity!
This week, Matt bought a new race board for paddling and put his other race board up for sale. And wasn't it just perfect kismet that the person who wanted to buy his board lives in Orlando, and wanted to meet the same weekend as alumni weekend?
I chose not to go on this trip; I absolutely cannot travel and stay up until 3am partying with only three weeks until race day! So Matt went on his own, and I was left to answer the age-old question of how to entertain myself while home alone.
Friday after work I baked brownies and gave myself a manicure.
|I used Krusteaz's new GF mix and it was a total success. YUM!|
|This picture may be my latest argument against people going gluten free to "lose weight."|
|I'm really loving this black-purple shade.|
As soon as I'd finished I remembered why I never paint my nails. Archie hates nail polish and hasn't let me give him scratches all weekend. He's still hanging out with me, but he's avoiding my hands at all costs.
|PJs, classic rom-com, and a sleeping birdie. My Saturday night in one photo.|
|What can I say, I'm a complex woman with eclectic tastes in TV.|
Saturday I woke up for a run with Kristin, and immediately afterward realized that my plan to get new shoes after the race wasn't going to pan out. How am I already at 360 miles?!
|Not my best run. This was good proof to me that tapering happens for a reason.|
|Bubblegum pink and brand new! It's going to take me awhile to get used to the color!|
I spent the day resting and researching/planning for the marathon.
|My favorite running shorts are the 3.5" Epic Run, and I wore them for my 20-miler without any problems, but I ordered a pair of the 5.5" to test out and compare before race-day.|
I've been spending some time figuring out my running plan for race day. I don't want to hit the wall earlier than necessary (because I'm sure it will happen sometime over the course of 26.2 miles!), so starting at a conservative pace seems smart. But sometimes it's hard to crank up the pace if I've started too conservatively. So I need to play around with what my "yellow zone" pace really is.
|Food for thought!|
Truthfully, although I get lonely and a little scared alone at night, it's nice to have a couple days to myself to relax and indulge in junk TV and other girlie pleasures.
How do you pass the time when you're home alone?
What junk TV do you enjoy?
How was your weekend?