I somehow managed to drag my butt out of bed this morning, probably due to the fact that I knew my run would be short because of last night’s unintentional long run. So, I headed out not feeling the greatest, but when I have a goal in mind it’s hard to talk myself out of anything. Taking The Fitnessista’s advice, I utilized intervals this morning: 5 minute steady run, followed by cycles of fast running for 30 seconds and slower running for 60 seconds throughout my route. This appears to have decreased my time, which is good. Maybe I’ll be able to do this during my race next month. I ran 2.41 miles in 23:37, which is 12 seconds per mile faster than just running at my steady pace.
Right now I’m just stressed and tired. There never seems to be enough time to do all of the things that I need and want to do in the time I have available. Oh, Time Turner from Harry Potter, why can’t you be real!? I just don’t think that I can wait another week in order to catch up on sleep before I crash and burn. Which is why I planned on taking a nap as soon as I got home. Nothing too epic; an hour tops. I’m not sure if I actually ever fell asleep, I felt much too alert to have passed out. But, I got up in an hour anyways, had a snack, and waited for my mother to get home so that we could take a trip to the grocery store.
I got some nice, sinful treats. When you crave something, you should listen to that craving, just make the smartest choice available that still satisfies that craving. Now I’m off to play computer games, watch Pretty Little Liars, and surf in the internet until tomorrow morning’s Pilates DVD session with Ellen. Night!