I just did a li’l old 3.18 mile run this morning. I overslept and got up at 6:15. SO LATE. I only had time for a shorty. Wait, can I use “shorty” to mean “short run?” I guess I just did.
I thought my post-run picture would be of my new leggings. The brand is Moret Ultra, a company that is not paying me to write this. I’m used to plain old boring running tights, and the three pairs I bought over the weekend have cool little designs on them. Simple designs, though. Nothing crazy. I am a very plain dresser. I hate patterns and do not own any clothing with patterns. They make me dizzy. So for me, this is really LIVING IT UP.
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My exercise today was yard work. Two hours and 50 minutes’ worth. Fifteen bags of twigs, branches, and leaves.
Grieving? I recommend yard work.
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This post is about my mother.
My long runs are usually Sundays. Today is Saturday, but I very badly needed a long run this morning. Having someone you love die, it turns out, is stressful. I wanted to go 10 miles. Maybe more. It was 30 degrees out. Good.
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This blog is supposed to be about running. It is not supposed to be about the death of my mother. But ever since I began writing on here, I knew this day would come.
I moved from L.A. to Long Island last December because my mother had been diagnosed with cancer a week before Thanksgiving and we were told she wouldn’t be able to drive for two, maybe three, months while she was undergoing treatment. So I thought I would move in with her and do her errands for a little while.
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Due to the fact that I stayed over in the city last night (due to the fact that I saw the goddess Tori Amos perform in the city last night), I ran in Central Park this morning. I did the 6-mile inner perimeter, a route that used to seem daunting to me. Later on, when it was less daunting, this route was my Sunday long run.
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I BOUGHT A GARMIN. After spending weeks trying to decide which model would most perfectly and fantastically change my life, on Sunday I just picked one and ordered it. I got the Forerunner 630 and so far I like it!
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I have come to the conclusion that I have been eating too much chocolate. Although this always happens around Halloween, the past two months might as well have been an extended Halloween. Like the 12 Days of Christmas, only it’s the 60 Days of Halloween.
So for my first Weekly Challenge (a new thing I decided to start doing, just because), I will not eat any chocolate. I will do this for seven days and see how it goes.
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Ah, my first Long Run Sunday in three weeks. The weather was perfect: low 50s, overcast, a cool breeze. I went out on the faster side, at about an 8:30 min/mile pace for the first mile – faster than I probably should have. I eventually settled into a slower rhythm because
- the bottom of my left foot started feeling weird about 5 miles in (it’s okay now)
- I ran a race yesterday
- it’s my long run and I shouldn’t really be trying to set a speed PR
- I can do what I want
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Today I ran my very first cross country race! I wasn’t 100% sure I’d run it up until about 40 minutes before I left because last night my left hip started being weird. I haven’t gotten hip soreness in a while, but perhaps a combination of foam rolling in recent days (which I haven’t been doing THAT much of but also I am new to it?) and an intense HIIT/cardio workout yesterday did something to make my hip… weird. Maybe I wouldn’t even say “sore.” It wasn’t like I was in pain, but at the same time, I wasn’t sure I wanted to push it.
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I decided to do an indoor workout today. It’s one of my favorite Fitness Blender routines that I’ve probably mentioned before (sorry I don’t feel like checking) and that I want to try to do once a week: a 44-minute total body workout that incorporates major-sweat-inducing HIIT (HIIT means “stuff that makes you exhausted”), cardio, weights, abs – the works. It’s like a baked potato with all the toppings, only the opposite of that in terms of calories.
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