Workouts have been a little subpar this week thanks to my body trying to fend off a cold for a few days! I was really dragging on Tuesday but now that I'm officially marathon training again I knew I needed to try to get some miles in. I follow the advice that if your symptoms are neck up then your okay to try and run (always listening to your body though!) I ended up eating this chocolate ginseng thing I got in a bestowed box months ago before I left the house. I'm not sure if it was that, or the fact that I really wanted the run to be over, but I ended up setting a 5k PR for myself!
Thursday I hoped to do 8 miles but ended up finishing after 6. We had the most gorgeous sunrise that day!
I snapped this on my run Monday:
The reason I cut my Thursday run a bit short, and the reason I haven't had any two-a-days this week, is because I'm in the middle of a 3 day 90% juice cleanse! I say 90% because I signed up to do this last month before I decided to train for marathon #2 and I've been eating my usual oatmeal breakfast with egg whites to give my body some carbs and protein still. I also had a half a banana before I went on my run Thursday. The first mile felt like I was moving in slow motion but then I had this surge of energy and ended up having a great run! I will tell you all about the juice cleanse experience next week once it's officially over (today is my last day.)
I randomly found this in my purse at work this week. I originally found it on the ground at Fort Pickens a few weeks ago. I get really, really giddy when I find random fantastical things like this. So, 'refinding' it in my purse made me uber smile.
This weekend is hardcore Mardi Gras craziness downtown. I'm not sure if I'll be going to any of the parades. Since I'm not a fan of (1) day drinking or (2) crowds of drunks then there's not much appeal in them for me. There are a few things going on I may try to make it to. A 'roaring 20's night a the Saenger with the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra putting on music from that decade, and a production of The Great Gatsby at Pensacola State College. I'm also supposed to do an 18 miler but since my miles were low this week I may just do 16. We'll see how I feel!
What will you be doing this weekend?
Is Mardi Gras big in your town? The entire month of February has been dedicated to it down here!