Actually, this wasn’t my usual track visit. Though I do love journeying to Petworth for the always exciting track workout, today I ventured to Virginia’s Washington & Lee High School track instead.
My workout — as prescribed by my coach — was simple: two miles, as fast as you can. I mean, it looks simple. But it actually feels like a long, slow, complicated death.I clocked in the first mile at 6:51 and the second at…. 7:05. Whoops. Not amazing sprints, people… but hey, it’s six (long, vacation-filled and sleeping-saturated) weeks post-marathon. I’m definitely not in as good of shape as I was pre-race, but I’m totally okay with that. Considering that I’ve gotten injured from overtraining after my past two marathons, I’m actually quite happy to just be running at a moderate pace with legs that function properly right now. And I have lots of room to improve over the summer!
Have you ever run in glasses? Since my buggy eye infection is still raging, I’m not allowed to put my contacts in. I don’t mind looking nerdy, but I do mind having sweaty plastic slide down my nose for 45 minutes.
Also I should have picked a more scenic background for this selfie. But anyways.I ran to the track in these slippery, stylish, and completely un-sporty frames and then got so fed up with them that I took them off and ran my sprints… completely blind. Now that was interesting.
Also interesting: Last night I attended a blogger/writer/book-signing event hosted by Kaneisha Grayson, who just published the book Be Your Own Boyfriend.I haven’t read Kaneisha’s book (though I might — it seems very entertaining although not typical content I’d pick!), but was more interested in going to the event to learn more about her career as a blogger, writer, and self-publisher.After she did a live reading of a chapter (titled “Stop interpreting his texts and move on,” ha!), she answered questions. Discussion ranged from how to know that you’ve found “The One” to how to pitch a book idea to a publisher. Very entertaining and educational at the same time. Now I just need to raise $12,000 and finish that novel I started writing…
- When was the best shape you were ever in?
- Have you ever wanted or attempted to write a book?
- Do you wear contacts/glasses? How do you run in glasses?
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