It’s a thing with me. The thing I need for each plan. For LAMarathon 2014, it’s Jolly Ranchers. Not blue or grape. But watermelon, cherry, apple.
One cycle it was gum. Not any gum, but a particular kind.
A few years ago, I was hooked on Swedish Fish like they were going out of style.
When I was pregnant, I chewed pencil top erasers because I had PICA, but not the purple ones. Green, blue.
I have a certain thing I do with every cycle, and I don’t plan it, I really don’t. It just so happens that I was out of gum, and I had all these Jolly Ranchers, so there ya go.
I’m doing negative splits with all my training runs. I’m really trying. Normally, I am a 12 minute miler, and I’ve been practicing going out slowly, then reeling it in, and letting the horses go. For me, that means under an 11 minute mile. I’m not judgin’. I’m just sayin’. And, it’s working.
Today, I nailed a 4 miler right in the mouth, and Sunday, I’m running a half marathon. It so happens that there isn’t one in town, so I’m running to a Friend’s house…13.1 miles away. It’s amazing and fun, and I don’t know what the heck I’m doing, but I do know that this is the end of week 7, and 2 months from now I will be toeing the line in LA.
I’ve discovered KT Tape. My feet are in love. But, I’m going to be 55 next month, and I just envision my body covered in it because I feel like I’m falling apart some days. I’m 5 pounds from SLO Marathon weight, and I gotta stop thinking that’s okay, and get it off.
It’s Friday. I ran a lunch time 4, a sweet 5 miler the next day, and today 4. I don’t want to think about March 9. I just run the mile I’m in.
I only had grape Jolly Ranchers today. They weren’t too bad, but I head out in search of red and green. Happy weekend.