Sober October – Day 14
So I ran 19 miles yesterday morning. That is the second farthest I have ever run. It was a nice little day – cool, sunny, no humidity. I will, however, say this….I felt really weird at a couple of points. I’m not sure if it was the lack of sleep, being dehydrated, or needing a bigger breakfast, but I felt woozy a couple of times. A good lesson for marathon day. More food before run and more water during run. Sounds simple.
After my 19 miles I went to work. For the last 5 hours of the day there were 3 of us. That isn’t a HUGE deal, but it did make for being busy – which is great. I love when the store is busy, makes the time fly by, but I sure was tired by the end of the day.
I got home after a terrible train ride where we were delayed for a half hour (one guy wearing a fur hat was very vocal in his dismay the delay….so much where he got up and pranced up to see the conductor and give him a piece of his mind. Because that was going to work so well. Clearly the conductor wants a delay so that he can go home late. We began moving ten minutes later. Good job guy.)
After the train I got back home and watch the Yankee game, which was ridiculous. Raul Ibanez? Where did this come from? I have a feeling Jeter going down will either be a rallying cry or a reason to pack it up. A-Rod is worth every penny of that $275,000,000. Clutch performer. Also, a whopping 34 homeruns…IN THE LAST TWO YEARS. How can any GM give another player a contract worth huge money like that? These guys disappear as they get older. Anyhow, the Yankees lost and it made me happy.
Woke up today and I don’t hurt nearly as much as I expected. Not saying I feel like running, but I can walk so that is a positive.
Calculated how many calories I burned yesterday during the run……3,100. I think that earns me a bowl of brown rice with olive oil.
Today marks two weeks into Sober October. Feel good. Shedding some pounds. Glad I decided to do it before the marathon. It sure can’t hurt…I don’t think.
My next goal – Beat Kiley in a 15k
Goal after that – Half Marathon. To dominate one. I want to beat my half PR by 5 minutes. (ie. do one on a flat course)
Hope you have a great Sunday, one that it involves football, selling lots of running shoes (for the shoe elves out there), a long run, or drinking beer. You know, all the good things in life.