Do you read my friend Meggieâ€™s blog? Sheâ€™s a third-year OB-GYN resident (did I get that right, Meggie?), which means she basically doesnâ€™t sleep. And yet sheâ€™s decided to start blogging more recently, and I love it. Just total stream-of-conciousness about her day and her life.
Sometimes, like tonight, I sit down and want to write but donâ€™t have An Important Topic to write about. I spend all day at work trying to come up with sharable, clickable content and sometimes I just want to talk at you, cool? Cool.
So, I wouldnâ€™t say work has slowed down at all, but weâ€™ve all settled into our new normal, which includes getting in an hour earlier than we did before. Bosslady Jordan and I have gotten into the habit of going to Nike Run Club at 7am at least one day a week so that no matter how crazy work gets, we know we ran. Itâ€™s a nice little routine we have going on, and, well, you really canâ€™t cancel on your boss. No matter how tight you are. Especially when sheâ€™s coming from Brooklyn early and you just have a few blocks to run to the store.
We had a long pitch meeting this afternoon, and then I ran home to walk B. Work was pretty empty, and so I decided to sneak him back in with me. Other than a little napping on the floor of the phone booth while I had a call, he basically sat on my lap for 3 hours. Cool life, lapdog.
Iâ€™m home resting up for my long run tomorrow. True story: I really like marathon training because it gives me a damn good reason to sit on my couch Friday night, which is my favorite Friday night plan.
Like the rest of this marathon business, I have mixed feelings about my 17-miler tomorrow. After my injury, Iâ€™m operating on a compressed training schedule. Last week I did 15, tomorrow Iâ€™ll do 17 and next week Iâ€™ll do 20. The week after that? 26.2. My legs felt sluggish during last weekâ€™s long run, so Iâ€™ve made an effort this week to sleep more, booze less, and eat more clean food.
Weâ€™re doing a â€œbodybuildingâ€ challenge at work, and while I am not partaking in the bodybuilding part, I didÂ input all of my measurements into a shared Google Doc with plenty of coworkers smaller than me. Thank god Iâ€™m in a decent place re:body image! I know I can afford to lose some weight, and I know the extra weight is 100% lifestyle choices (read: wine.) Iâ€™m back to tracking on MFP and itâ€™s always eye-opening to see how those wine/sweets calories add up.
Running a marathon is already asking a ton of my body, but ESPECIALLY on this shortened training cycle. Iâ€™m trying to do the best I can to fuel my body well so it can take on this challenge, so Iâ€™m going to be nice to it.
How are you nice to your body?