Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Quotes o' the Day

Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.
—Confucius (551 BC - 479 BC)
And here's one from my refrigerator:
The fact that no one understands you doesn't mean you're an artist.
—author unknown
In other news: Good God, I've never been so hungry in my life! I eat like every 10 minutes. What is going on?? I really have no idea, except maybe because my weekly mileage has err, dropped, um, significantly, maybe my body is just ... confused? Tonight, after dinner I had a peanut butter sandwich. WTF?!?!

I ran 2 miles yesterday, did yoga today at work (another butt-whooping), and tomorrow, following Hal Higdon's post-marathon's recovery plan, I've got an easy 4 on the schedule. Hal is really smart! He says stuff like this:
Saturday: A run of 30 to 60 minutes. Piece of cake, you say. After all, only a month ago, you banged out a 20-miler. But in your post-marathon mode, a run an hour long can still tax you. So don't pay that much attention to your watch except for when to start and finish. I don't care how far you run. I don't care how fast you run. I don't even care whether or not you run the entire 30 to 60 minutes! Walk if you feel like doing it. It's your call as to how many minutes you want to run today. Your body will tell you.
So, I realize this post is all over the place, but that's because in addition to eating everything that's not nailed down, I am so tired I could actually ... sleep!

And, I realized that I am leaving for Spain on Nov. 22. And returning on Dec. 3. Which is a Sunday. And then the Sunday after that? I'm running a half-marathon.

Well I hope 21st Century Mom is correct: that you (me) can run a half marathon sick and without training. I guess it's possible. We'll see.

7 comments:

Firefly's Running said...

You will do just fine. Rock on!

21st Century Mom said...

So here's another quote for you

"Mothers know everything and they are always right"

susie said...

love the quotes...and you WILL be fine. If I can ever get your water bottle mailed back to you:)

L*I*S*A said...

Yep, you'll be fine. :)

Dori said...

You can bring your running shoes to Spain. Some of my favorite runs were in other countries. It's a nice way to get to know an area.

Anita said...

You need to look at peanut butter sandwiches as being more than just food. They are in fact a spiritual experience particularly when consumed in the evening and if the bread is so soft that it adheres to the roof of your mouth with the same tenacity as the peanut butter. With this frame of thinking, you didn't eat more, you mediated, and should be applauded for such a nobel pursuit.

Anne said...

Great words of wisdom there. I'm sure even Hal would understand indulging a craving after the terrific performance you gave the other weekend.