Sunday, July 6, 2008

Sabotage

Why do I sabotage myself? No really, I'm asking, why? Consider the facts:

- The Marathon is less than 100 days away.

- I've known for awhile that I'm scheduled to run seven miles today.
(Note: Mike worked today starting at 6 a.m. so unless I wanted to leave a 6 year old in charge, morning run wasn't in the cards for me.)

- I've been drinking sugar-free Red Bull (not water) pretty much all day.

- I wore the crappiest, no support shoes today, despite my PF issues.
(In my defense, I did insert arch supports.)

- Even with a long run on the agenda for tonight, I had sushi for dinner. Sushi. With a lot of soy sauce that is making me extra thirsty. Oh, did I mention that I had the Tornado Sunrise? Yes, it's very spicy. And it feels like a tornado in my stomach right now.

- Yelling at myself via this blogpost won't do much for the mental stability needed for seven miles. On the freakin' treadmill.

- After sushi, I had ice cream. Chocolate chip cookie dough. Ben & Jerry's. It was the tiny three ounce version, but still.

- I didn't do one bit of laundry this weekend so the only running shorts I have clean are the ones I wore for Chicago '07. Yeah, they don't fit so well right now.

- No clean laundry means a snowball chance in hell of finding a matching pair of clean running socks in the massive Pile-O-Socks. I came close to wearing my son's Spiderman socks before I got lucky and found a pair.

So I'm drinking water like I'm cramming for a college exam right now and working to psych myself up for the treadmill.

Stupid, stupid girl.

12 comments:

RazZDoodle said...

On the bright side, though, you had sushi and ice cream. Mmmmmmm......

tamara said...

Oh, you remind me of me so much!! Always a reason to run, yet so many more not to run.

Lisa said...

Well, did you run? I doubt I would have. Sushi---yummy! But not so good for running, I suppose.

100 days is a long time. You can afford to have some "throw away" days now and then.

Kitzzy said...

I hear you on the sabotage. I failed to get up early tomorrow, and then I had ice cream at dinner knowing I had to run. I think runners are just masochists in disguise.

Thanks for the encouraging words on my blog!

bluegame said...

JENN,
ON THE BRIGHTS SIDE I ATE ICE CREAM LAST NIGHT. HALF GALLON

*jen* said...

The 7 mile TM run I read about on VRC is all the more impressive after reading all of this. Again, I say great job! I'm sure I would've sat on my ass instead.

Karin said...

I agree with Kitzzy, runners are total masochists. Why the hell else would we run 26.2?
The night before my 9 miler, I had an ice cream sundae. I'm starting to think that might be the secret, because the night before my groovy 5 miler a few weeks ago, it was Portillo's chocolate cake.
You're not alone, I'd rather talk to the runners who eat sushi & ice cream the night before a run!

chris said...

I think it is time to pull the VRC card and start talking crap! I will give you a couple more days and then it is on!!

e said...

Speaking from experience...and, I am ashamed to say, two experiences ( didn't I learn the first time?) sushi on a scheduled run day is just not a good idea.

Of course, if you like burping up salmon on your 6 mile run, go for it.

Yeah, it was gross.

Jenn said...

RazZ - Don't remind me. Apart good, together, never doing that again.

Tamara -- Don't I know it! Glad I'm not the only one.

Lisa - - Believe it or not, I did run. Seven miles is the longest I've ever run on the treadmill.

Kitzzy, I think you're right. Why, why do we do this to ourselves?

Bluegame (Lori) - All caps is YELLING!

Jen -- Thanks! I'm really surprised I didn't sit on my ass. I'm very good at that.

Karin - Now you have me dreaming about Portillo's Chocolate Cake! Heaven on a styrofoam plate. People outside of Chicagoland are missing out.

Chris - Hey, I ran the 7 miles!

e - Ick, you're bringing back (bad) memories. Glad I'm not the only one, but I have learned my lesson.

Unfocused Me said...

You're not sabotoging yourself, you're building character.

Terri said...

awesome song! I have to download that now for my iPod!

I've done the same thing before about sabotaging myself, you are not alone! I am so glad you found my blog so I would know yours exists. It's great, really.
I loved your comment in your other post about the nurse who can't run marathons because she loses too much weight.