Back in mid-October, I started back with CrossFit and Half Marathon training. It happened on a whim. A lot of whimsical stuff happened around that time. One could blame it on the full moon but that’s another story for another time.
Around this time of year, marathons crop up. I suppose the excitement lead me to more running than usual. I am pairing the CrossFit with running for crosstraining purposes. I have been going to CrossFit on strength days twice a week; For the run, I run once during week and perform a long run each Saturday with a training group.
Kid you not, my running store sponsors a FREE half marathon the first Saturday of January every year. It’s the Red Nose Half Marathon. That’s right, a free half marathon that is about 5 miles away from my house.
(FREE !! FREE!!!! FREE!!!!!!!)
I do have a lingering thought. It’s really cold outside. For example, tomorrow morning’s long run of 11 miles begin with 29 degree weather. Wouldn’t be cool to celebrate half marathon training by….sleeping in race day? Think about it.
(It could be fatique talking. Quiet as it’s kept, I really think it’s the dude on the right talking mess.)
I’ve been easing away from the vegetarian lifestyle by eating tuna fish a few times a week to up my protein. Those little Bumble Bee Tuna and Crackers are tasty. I only like the Thai flavored ones. That’s the only seafood I like right now. I don’t have any interest in going back to white meat or red meat.
I want to get back into meal prepping. Right now seems impossible, but I want to resume doing so after December 16th when I am on Christmas Break from my full time and part time teaching jobs.
(The Bookworm just finished reading Outliers. Here is her favorite quote from the book:)
“In fact, researchers have settled on what they believe is the magic number for true expertise: ten thousand hours.”
― Malcolm Gladwell,