6 mile taper run- basically, don’t push it and just run at a comfortable pace. Here are the pathetically slow stats:
I know it was supposed to be slow, but here’s why it was SUPER slow:
Mexican food is not good pre-run food.
K, I know this is a “Hello Captain Obvious” lesson. Last night I had this for dinner
Whelp that was a mistake. During my run, it felt like my insides were ripping apart and like they were going to ignite and set me on fire from the inside.
My goal became NOT to do what a 1 year old would do:
- Don’t vomit on yourself
- Don’t let it come out the other end
- Don’t do #’s 1 and 2 and then cry for your mommy
Don’t be a butthead and judge people
I tend to be the type of person who doesn’t like to judge people and I try to give people the benefit of the doubt. This can bite me in the ass, and it has. But still, I try not to be a judgy judgerson.
Well, today I forgot about this and was a butthead…and I learned my lesson.
As I was running on the trail, I saw a few kids on their bikes (probably in middle school). They were riding off to the side, but approaching the path where runners, walkers, and cyclists were. I anticipated getting cut off by this boy and was going to get annoyed, but I was pleasantly surprised.
I heard his friend (who was farther ahead on the trail) yell, “Come on!”
The boy yelled back, “I will, I’m just letting the runner pass me first.”
I told him thank you and then he said “Great job! Keep going!”
Sometimes when you get this kind of encouragement from pre-teens/teens, it’s sarcastic and you hear them cackle as they ride off. Not this time. I could tell it was genuine and he continued to cheer me on for a bit.
Who wants to help me shove my foot in my mouth?
Want to see what I had post-run for lunch? I clearly can’t make simple “cause and effect” correlations.
That’s my leftover chicken and rice thrown in a bowl with some spinach and a steamed sweet potato. Oh with some homemade guac in there too.
If I can give you any advice, remember these 2 lessons:
- Mexican food might cause your stomach to burst in to flames and make you wish you had a barf bag and a diaper.
- Don’t be a butthead.
What food can you NOT eat the night before/right before a run?