Seems like all I have been doing the past week is eating, running, sleeping, and watching Harry Potter. Sounds about right. Today I woke up and ate a turkey sausage, egg, and cheese muffin. Then I ran 5 miles in 55:35 while watching Extreme Couponing. I really want to do that, but I cannot be that crazy. I admire those people that save that much though. If I can run the pace I ran today then I can run the marathon in 2 hours and 25 minutes. That is not good enough for me. Last year I ran it in 2:20:39 and I will beat my time this year. My goal is to break 2 hours. I have a long ways to go, but I am glad that week one of my training is complete.
After running I was extremely exhausted and covered in sweat from head to toe. Gross, I know. Showering was a priority. Then I had lunch and Jeremy and I watched….can you guess? Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1! I prefer the earlier movies because they seem more magical (the good kind of magic). I have been thinking about how some religious people frown upon the Harry Potter series because it teaches children about elements of fantasy such as witches and wizards. I think it allows people to cultivate their imaginations. There are far worse things that people should be worrying about. End of Harry Potter rant.
Dinner was definitely not a healthy decision on my part. I did not take a picture of this consumption of 2 Arby’s Beef & Cheddar sandwiches and curly fries. According to the treadmill, I burned 770 calories during my 5 mile run. This meal I ate 1340 calories total and 2 grams of….TRANS FAT! My body hates me for this. I know because I ate it a few hours ago and my stomach still hurts. That did not stop me from eating a bowl of New York Cherry Cheesecake ice cream. Delicious.
I felt that I deserved to eat a lot of food today because of my run, but I think my body does not agree. Tomorrow it is time to get back into gear with week 2 of my half marathon training plan.
Good night folks.