Happy Monday! 🙂
Hope you had a good weekend!
Mine was pretty good. Did some shopping on Saturday – pet food, cute workout clothes for FitBloggin, groceries, wine, etc. Good times.
Except for the part where I forgot the $5 off coupon for the groceries. #fail
Sunday was laundry, vacuuming, planning my outfits for FitBloggin.
Um, did I mention that I’m going to FitBloggin? IT STARTS ON THURSDAY!!!!!!
So, we FINALLY caught up on season 4 of Ink Master.
Raise your hand if you thought the finale was lame and that the choice for winner was BS.
I’m actually really, really mad. I enjoy(ed) watching that show because of the talented artists that compete and, well, I like tattoos. The drama that goes along with it is to be expected because it IS a reality show and a competition and it’s people stuck together for a long period of time. But, they are totally playing up the drama too much and making the show more about that than the art and the tattoos.
I mean, really. Season 5 is “the rivals.” Oh. Goodie. More drama.
Add to the fact that there was the possibility (BLATANT REALITY) of favoritism by the judges (um, seriously, how can you leave a SPIKE out of the Statue of Liberty’s CROWN and not get eliminated, much less WIN THE WHOLE SHOW?!?!?!) and you’ve got more drama.
Pretty sure I’m done watching that show. Sorry, had to rant a little. 🙂
And, moving on….
Guess what today is?!
It’s the first day of 50k training! Whoop!
I kicked off my day with mile repeats at the track. I’ll head to CrossFit after work and then, I’m fairly positive that I will
fall over and die fall asleep standing up.
So, I had 3×1600 in 7:25 this morning. Except, adrenaline got the better of me and my repeats looked a little more like this:
mile 1 – 6:58
mile 2 – 7:22
mile 3 – 7:26
I don’t know where that 6:58 came from. Oops. #speedygonzalez
The track that I was running on was old, cement, and rife with tons of cracks, grass, and weeds.
The other alternative was to use the indoor track which was super nice, in excellent condition, springy and 15 laps to a mile.
Um, no. Really? 15 laps to a mile?! How depressing!
It was also what surrounded the fitness area in the Y so not only would I be running in a TON of circles, I would be doing it in front of a ton of other people with nothing better to stare at than me going in circles….over and over and over and over.
At least I had the outside to myself. Just me, the birds, the ants, and my pepper spray. Oh yeah, of course it’s not in the bestest part of town. But, the area is fenced and all the gates are locked and the people at the front counter know I’m out there (yes, I DID tell them as I was walking outside. accountability and all that jazz). So, as long as I’m running in the daylight, I think I’ll be okay.
Talk to me: Have you ever run on an indoor track? Have you ever run on a track that’s shorter than a 1/4-mile? Have you ever seen such an adorably lazy dog? 🙂