Sunday, July 6, 2008


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.


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...


*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!!

Anonymous 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.