Alternatively titled why I love to run in cheap sunglasses.
When you get up in the morning and the light is hurt your head
The first thing you do when you get up out of bed
Is hit that streets a-runnin’ and try to beat the masses
And go get yourself some cheap sunglasses
Some of my favorite running gear is pretty cheap. Case in point: my sunglasses. I love the “value sunglasses” they have a Target for running. They cost a whopping $5 and seem to fit perfectly under my hats/visors. I HATE how I look in the super athletic “ironman-esque” glasses. In fact, I’m peeved that there aren’t more options out there for cute running sunglasses that are also functional. But that is another story. Want cheapie sunglasses that you aren’t afraid to scratch/sit on/lose and which offer 100% protection against both UVA/UVB? Go to Target 🙂
I gotta keep the rest of this quick because I’m swamped with writing proposals today at work, but I wanted to recap my first official marathon training week. I hit 30 miles exactly for the week and topped it off with a 13 mile long run. I didn’t even have to get up at the crack of dawn for that run (unlike all of my long runs over the past month!). It was a bit cooler last Friday (highs in the upper 80s rather than 100) so I got up at 7 and started running. 7am wake up > 4:30am wake up.
Ok, ok, so it wasn’t quite a half marathon (.08 miles too short), but I’m gonna count it. It feels pretty good to have built up a nice base so I’m starting at this point. I have to keep reminding myself of my goal: to get to the starting line of the marathon. It will be my 5th marathon overall, but my first in a few years so I need to make sure I just make it with my knee injury and ITB issues.
Necessary to that goal: consistent ice baths. So I took one after my run
I love any distractions while in the ice
All of that was on Friday. And you know what I did the rest of the weekend in terms of exercise????? Nada. I meant to go for a quick run yesterday but drank way too much on Saturday night at the Death Cab concert (more on that to come!) so I’ve been feeling like poo. I’m still tired even today! Guess I’m too old to party like I’m 21 still.
Umm, but it was worth it… 😉
So I’m gonna try to finish at least one of these proposals and then go for a run today. This training week is going to be a bit funky because I’m driving up to Michigan on Thursday and will probably not run at all over the weekend. So I’m going to do my “mid-distance” run (probably 8 miles) on Wednesday and then get my 14 miler in next Monday when I get back from the mitten
What sunglasses do you wear to run/bike?
Anyone else starting their fall marathon training?
What is one of your fitness goals for the rest of the summer?