I’m what some may consider a clockaholic. News to me. Wish I could quantify the facial expressions of people around me when I stated I like to remove the batteries from the clocks and set the time permanently to a meaningful number in my life, like my Dad’s birthday.
It’s not a struggle (yet) but it definitely doesn’t come easy – properly fueling before, during, and after training. I know I have to eat to be strong in order to accomplish my goals. Mainly the 2:10 goal. It would “just” be an 8 minute PR, but 8 minutes over the course of 13 miles does not leave a lot of room for error. But pre-run fuel is not my happy place. As I type this, I’m eating toast. Solid, simple choice. But I’m laughing (ruefully) because I ran nearly 5 miles recently on nothing but a scoop of peach jelly. You’re an idiot, Kel. That’s not proper fuel! I’m trying to do better.
The following is a sentence I never imagined I’d say. Certainly not at work. “Why are there ants in the toilet?” And apparently the high bun I wear when a) I workout, b) I don’t feel like washing my hair, and c) I’m trying to get sh*t done – so basically all the time – is what mini refers to as “Mama’s pineapple hair”.
Wonderful. Just wonderful.
I ask you –
Have you ever used a weird name to describe yourself?
What’s your favorite weird phrase?
Give me your fuel suggestions!
2 thoughts on “Weirdo and Other Words I’m Proud to be Called”
Started taking Perfect Amino XP. I would use it every 2 or 3 days to see if it actually did anything for my recovery.
One Saturday, I went for a run, expecting to go a maximum of 3 miles since I only rode the bike 3 times that week–and that was all the exercise I got over 7 days. I only start running further on the second day after a break.
On this day, after 7 days off from running, I ran 4.7 miles. So, I think the amino acid powder is working. 😁
I use BCAAs when I remember to set it out before I run. Thank you for the reminder some supplements can be so beneficial. Have a great day, Larry!
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