Saturday, August 14, 2010

Diet is important

I spent last week in upstate New York for work. Normally I would be writing to you about all the hills I ran and all the many miles I got in. Not this time.

This time Willie was a bad boy.

A very bad boy.

I was there 3 nights and I ate like crap and drank like a fish each and every night. Couple this with very little sleep (funny how the drinking and lack of sleep always go together) and I was a mess by the time I finally escaped back to Oklahoma.

No running for 5 days and nothing but crap for fuel make for a hesitant body prior to a 10 mile run. It was like dragging your dog out for a badly needed walk in the rain. They know they need to go but just won't step out the door. I convinced myself that I needed a bit of punishment for what I'd done and this shamed me out the door this morning to meet the group at 6 AM for 10 miles. I think I sweat beer and chicken wings all morning in the 85 degree weather. Yes, 85 degrees at 6 AM! It's F-ing hot here in Oklahoma.

I made the 10 miles at a pretty good pace which I attribute to 5 days of rest. It was good punishment and I accepted it like a cowering Catholic School boy doing his penance. I'm hoping this puts me back on track although I'm planning to take it easy for a few days to get back in the groove.

Thanks for listening


Terri said...

Were you back home near the Binghamton area? I have not been home to upstate in several months now, been a crazy summer when normally I would have. Sounds like you had a great visit, and yeah, your Oklahoma sounds really warm. Really warm.

Thank you so much, by the way, for the very kind comment you left on my blog about a week ago. Running has been such a stress reliever for me lately, but I am also enjoying it very much too.

Aka Alice said...

You're singing to the choir here. After birthday week, my run Saturday morning was PAINFUL. I can't even image 85 at 6am! Yikes, I'd be on the 'mill (I am a wuss that way).