So I finally reached the 35 pound mark! Go me. It only has taken FOREVER, but I've had fun along the way, and haven't felt deprived (too much). So yay!
I've run 2 times this week. Last HM training I had trouble hitting my Thursday run. This time up, it seems Tuesday's training is the hard one. In my head, I've made them Tuesday-run 5 miles as fast as you can (using run/walk method), Wednesday-run 3 miles as fast as you can (straight running), Thursday-run 5 miles without stopping at whatever pace you fancy. So Wednesdays and Thursdays seem to be happening. But Tuesday, I can find any excuse not to go to the gym.
Anyway Wednesday was nothing exciting. I hit 3 miles under 36 minutes for a 2nd time. Thursday, I ran at a 4.5mph. I didn't want to be there, since someone had stolen my water bottle at work. Not a fancy schmancy one, just a Aldi water bottle (like Deer Park or Aqua Springs, etc.) It had been half full. Who does that? Anwyay my OCDness got in the way, and now I wondered how I was going to drink my water in the time from work to the gym. D offered to bring me a bottle from home. Oh no, I would already be running and that water would be warm. Just like writing this paragraph, I gave it WAY TOO MUCH thought. I went to the gym anyway.
Guy next to me was a germaphobe. Totally cleaned the treadmill (including the bottom plastic by the runners). Then he got on his phone. Now because I had a difference of opinion with my hair a few weeks ago, I haven't gotten it cut (I don't know what to do with it, and was feeling drastic, so cancelled the appointment). So it is sweating more than usual. And the gym is a balmy 74 degrees. So I sweat. Anyway phoneboy was chatting, and I could hear him even while blasting Pearl Jam. I had a coughing attack that shot some sweat over on him. I also started air-drumming which shook the sweat off my hands. Then I got into it with my head. With that he got off the phone, changed 'mills and watched TV. Hooray! (Oh, yeah, he didn't follow the urinal rule).
That kept me entertained for about 5 minutes. The rest of the time I tried not to pay attention to the hot spot on the ball of my foot. I've had it since last training. I don't know why. I am on the 3rd pair of the same shoes and the previous pairs didn't act this way. I have less mileage on these than the others. But it is really annoying. I'm checking out BandAid Blister Patches (or whatever they are called), when I hit Kroger on Sunday. Body Glide lasts for about 2 miles if I remember to put it on. Also I'm getting a blister on my big toe where it indents in. How does that happen? So odd. But then again, I don't expect anything less from myself.
9 miles tomorrow. Then I don't know what. Probably some sleep. Have a good weekend.