Ramblings & TMI

Yesterday I was planning on going to Body Pump after work, pulling a double workout.  Unfortunately, it was full and if you weren’t on the list, you couldn’t get a pass, and you couldn’t participate.  Fortunately, the gym is conveniently located at the mall.  So because I couldn’t work out, I went and dropped some mad buck$$$ at Nordstrom.  I unremorsefully purchased a new wallet, new purse, new iPhone case, and tried on some new running shoes.  I’ve been wanting to check out Brooks Pureflow’s, but the size 8 was almost too tight and the size 8.5 were just too big.  Plus, when I looked down, I just felt like I had kangaroo feet.  I’m not dissing anyone out there with Brooks.  I liked yours so I thought I would like them for me.  I think I’ll probably just been sticking with Nikes.

Since my last race I’ve been wanting to buy some new shoes.  Completing and training for a new race is always a good excuse to buy new shoes.  However, I’ve been wanting to get properly fitted at Road Runner Sports, but I just haven’t had the time.  So I’ve been wearing an old pair of Nike Lunar Eclipse (like the one’s I re-bought and returned) because I figured they’re in ok shape since I never ran a race in them.  However, Saturday, towards the end of my 8 mile run, I started to feel a burn on the inner arch of my right foot.  Low and behold, a little blister, probably the size of my pinky-tip.  Sunday I just decided to run (10 miles) right on it, assuming it would just pop.  This didn’t happen, and it just got a little bit bigger.  Now, after running on it 6 miles yesterday and 4 miles this morning, IT IS HUGE.

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all black err-thang at 6am

It takes 3 bandaids to cover it up.  I am literally walking on the side of my foot.  Pretty soon I’m going to need a crutch!  I feel like it’s slowly going to keep growing and take over my entire body.  I tried sticking it with a needle, but it’s just a flaccid mass (cute, huh?).  SPOILER: cover your eyes.

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Post work I ran 3 more miles that were the most difficult.  I was over working my left leg, while supinating my right foot.  Overall, I’ve just been trying to increase my mileage this week, but it has just come to bite me in the butt.  Or maybe the loss of my right foot this is just a strong message: I NEED NEW SHOES 😉

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Race Day Essentials

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Tomorrow’s the big day, the La Jolla Half Marathon.  So here’s what’s packed in my new Urban Oasis Lululemon bag:
– Nuun, Watermelon flavor
-Key Lime Larabar
-Banana and Pecan Nut Butter
-Garmin 610 Forerunner
-Nike Running Capri
-Nike Daybreaker Running Hat
-Lululemon Run: Silver Lining Tank
-Lululemon Ultimate Padded Run Sock
-Nike TR Fit 2 Shoes
-LJ Half Bib
-Ipod Shuffle

Here’s what’s on my playlist:
I’m Not Your Hero – Tegan and Sara
Just Give Me A Reason – P!NK Feat. Nate Ruess
Pour It Up – Rihanna
Mirrors – Justin Timberlake
Get Lucky – Daft Punk Feat. Pharrell
The Way – Ariana Grande Feat. Mac Miller
Heart Attack – Demi Lovato
Can’t Hold Us – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Feat. Ray Dalton
Drinking From The Bottle – Calvin Harris Feat. Tinie Tempah
I Need Your Love – Calvin Harris Feat. Ellie Goulding
As Your Friend – Afrojack Feat. Chris Brown
Get Up (Rattle) – Bing Players Feat. Far East Movement
#thatpower – Will.I.Am Feat. Justin Bieber
Calling (Losing My Mind) _ Sebastian Ingrosso & Alesso
Bounce – Calvin Harris Feat. Kelis
Poppin’ Off – Watch The Duck
Love Me – Lil Wayne Feat. Drake & Future
Fuckin’ Problem – A$AP Rocky Feat. Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar
What About Us – The Saturdays Feat. Sean Paul
Play Hard – David Guetta Feat. Ne-Yo and Akon
White Noise – Disclosure Feat. AlunaGeorge
Next To Me – Emeli Sande Feat. Kendrick Lamar

With my computer dying, I tried to do my best to pair each song to what mile I might be on – assuming an 8 minute per mile pace.  I started with the slower songs first and worked my way up, to ensure that I don’t start off too fast.  I also made sure I had a good song around mile 6 for the hill, and enjoyable music for the finish.

AND!  To announce the winner of the Body Love Apparel Giveaway. #13 – Asha from Letters To Chace by Following Daily Cup Of Asheejojo.  Please email me at dailycup.asheejojo at gmail.com!

Six Spring Workout Things

Spring has sprung!  So here are some items on my spring wish list for both running and yoga.  With warmer weather but still cooler mornings, your training and practice will be covered by these Spring Workout Things.springworkoutthingsone – Yogitoes MAYA rSkidless Towel l two – Funky Yoga Tank (similar here; available at some CorePower Yoga locations) l three – Spring Green Nalgene l four – Nike Daybreak Women’s Running Hat l five – Lululemon Run: Stash & Dash Pullover l six – Lululemon Flow And Go Tank II

3-miler turned 6

Today, I didn’t even know if I wanted to run.  It’s been 60 degrees too cold lately!  Reluctantly I started out with the intention of doing just a 3 mile run and attending a 24hr Boot Camp class.  But as the run progressed, I reasoned I should do 4.  And then 4 turned into 5, and then within seconds of the idea of 5 popping into my head, I settled on 6–3 miles out and back (and maybe now no class).

photo<–sheer/questionable happiness on the beach

The hardest part for me of any run, is just making it to the half-way point.  For some reason, my body (or my mind) equates the first half with the whole run (i.e. I’m running 10 miles total–5 miles out and back.  But at mile 3, those last 2 miles to the turn] around make it feel fatigued like I’ve almost reached mile 10.  However, once I hit that turn around mark, the run is an absolute breeze!  I don’t have to worry about conserving my energy because I know I’m home free.  I have to run back, because there really is no other option.

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Today I wore my older shoes which stink-stank-stunk.  These are another pair of lunarglide+4, the pair I had before I really needed wanted the shield’s with reflective and water repellent powers.  I justified that I would be running early mornings and/or nights.  Well the shield’s repeatedly cut my ankles on long runs, and the water resistance became a vice when I couldn’t clean them!  Long story short, I think I need to get another pair of shoes because I’m not ready to be a minimalist, and I.am.just.obsessed.with.shoes.