August 4, 2011 by Amy B
I decided to run the 4.1 mi loop I ran Tuesday, but in reverse.
Doing it this way leaves a longer, steadier hill at the end. And when you think you’re almost done, you realize you still have to make a half mile loop of your parents’ neighborhood, which is also slightly uphill. Crap.
I felt tired, my right glute was super tight at the start, and my legs felt like they were slathered in quick-dry concrete. There was a slight breeze, but let’s face it: it’s just too damn hot here for me. I have no idea how I trained here in years past. I suppose the U.P. has turned me into a big wimp.
One thing I do miss about running at home: everywhere I run around here, even if it’s in a “park” setting, smells like shit. It’s like someone spread wet garbage all over every surface and then baked it with a hairdryer blowing the smell of dead unicorns filled with rotten fish.
Which is a great transition to a food topic, right? 🙂
I’ve been thinking about the Paleo diet for a long time now. I’ve been researching combining it with distance running training. Any thoughts? I know deep down I need to give up the crap food in my life, the food I love so much but I know doesn’t love me back. I also live with the most anti-diet/eating plan person on the planet. How do we coexist if I choose another eating regimen?