I was reminded of a few things I forgot about marathon training today after my 12 mile run.
- The blisters.
- The chafing that you discover as soon as water from the shower hits it. (THE WORST.)
- The hunger that turns your stomach into a bottomless pit.
After my 12 miles I took a shower and discovered 3 places where my skin and clothes decided to argue. Stung so badly in what was supposed to be a relaxing shower.
I then drank my weight in water/coffee and ate all the cashews. 2 pounds gone in 2 days.
I also went to Trader Joe's today! One just opened up about 20 minutes away from me so I was pretty pumped to stop by with my mom. She got cookie butter, these really good orange glazed cookies, and some vegetarian sausage. I wanted to buy 6 jars of nut butters, but I decided my wallet (and stomach) would thank me later.
After that I did some baking. Ate a huge bag of peanut butter M&Ms. Ate more cashews.
Watched some Lord of the Rings (nerd alert, I've accepted it). I love all things LOTR. I want this picture framed for my house:
And of course, my week in miles:
Monday 11/10 - Rest day :)
Tuesday 11/11 - 6 miles
Wednesday 11/12 - Rest day
Thursday 11/13 - 5 miles
Friday 11/14 - 4 quick miles on the treadmilly (my only treadmill run this week :)
Saturday 11/15 - 5 miles
Sunday 11/16 - 12 miles. My longest run since my marathon. About a year ago I considered 12 miles to be a short run. My brain has changed it's mind!
Total Mileage: 32 miles
What's your favorite thing to buy from Trader Joe's?
- There were so many things I wanted to try! I need suggestions to narrow it down.