Hi guys, it is me again...the grumpy blogger! So, for all of you guys that are tired of me acting like a whiny baby this week, you can thank H for putting me in my place. When I got home from work last night, H and I were chatting as we packed our gym bags when he nonchalantly asked me, "Why were you so sh***y on your blog today? Do you really think people want to read that crap?" Okay, so maybe that sounds a little bit harsh and I have to admit that it pissed me off at first but when I thought about it a bit more, I realized that he is right. I have been in a bad mood ever since the race last Saturday and this week at work has not helped the situation but I am making it worse by embracing the grumpiness and taking out my frustrations on everyone around me. I think that I need to spend some time in Time Out but first I am going to think of ten things to be thankful for because I think it will be good for my soul.
1. The weekend is very, very close!
2. I am sipping on FREE coffee from Starbucks!
3. My tempo run was awesome this morning!
4. I have the two best sisters in the whole world!
5. The Office is back tonight! Yay!
6. H loves me even when I am crappy!
7. Two words: Cereal Night!
8. I have the most awesome blog readers ever!
9. September is filled with fun races!
10. Grapes are on sale at the grocery store!
Well, I don't feel 100% better but I have to admit that it did help a little bit. I mean, how could I not be happy on Cereal Night!?
Last night for dinner, H and I made BBQ chicken sandwiches that were to die for. Lately H and I have been trying to get a little more protein into our diets for muscle recovery and this was a delicious way to do it. Our sandwiches were super simple to make, all we did is bake a package of chicken in some BBQ sauce for about 20 minutes. Then, I pulled it out of the oven, shredded the chicken and placed it on top of a Trader Joe's bun with some extra BBQ sauce. It was delicious! We also had some steamed okra which I love. I am such an okra fan! I love the stuff.
I had an awesome tempo run this morning that I am super proud of. I did 10.50 miles in 70 minutes and I felt strong throughout the entire run. I am most excited that I had absolutely no pain in my hip or hamstrings which is HUGE! I love pain free running! I love painful running too but that is just because I am crazy. After my run, I did about 45 minutes of strength training which is already making my muscles feel sore. I think I am going to be hurting tomorrow morning. I managed to squeeze in a quick 20 minutes of core stuff and finished with a great stretch. I am feeling optimistic about the rest of the day because this workout definitely put me in a great mood.
Alright, I am going to put myself in Time Out to think about my bad attitude. Thanks for putting up with me guys...you really are the best blog readers ever! later!