Yup, I admit it. I love everything about Christmas: the sights, the sounds, the smells, the tastes - especially the tastes. Not only am I a Christmas junkie, I'm a Christmas junk food junkie. Up until the last couple of days, I was doing pretty well - a few indulgences here and there, but I was trying very hard to be mindful of what I was putting in my body. All that started to slip this weekend, and then went completely out the window the past couple of days at work...and I felt it today during my "run." I was sluggish, tired, and hurting. A three mile training run turned into a three mile stroll on the treadmill. It was a HUGE wake-up call that with just over two-and-a-half weeks until the race that I can't afford to routinely put crap into my body, because that's what I'll get out of it - crap. So, to continue the metaphor, with the exception of the "big" meals coming up over the holidays, it's back to the "high-octane" food fuels for me!
- 3 mi; 0:53:06 min; 17:42 min/mi