Anyway, the point of this was to tell you guys that I'm reading The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. You guys, John Green is trying to kill me! I was holding it together, trying to get as much reading in as possible over breakfast (I was warned this is not a work book due to the crying I will be doing), drinking my coffee when I lost it mid sip. I couldn't swallow my coffee because I was trying not to cry, but I couldn't spit it out all over the book either! So, I've had to put the book down so I don't get to work with big puffy eyes, or choke on my coffee, and I'm super sad I have to wait all day to keep reading.
2. When I was in 5th grade, I was auditioning for regional band (or something like that) and the judge asked if I was in 4th grade, which was highly offensive, I waited years to be at the top of the school, and this is the respect I get? Then, and for years after, I've gotten, someday you'll appreciate looking younger. I think someday has come. I think it's funny when people ask for my ID or whatever, and I smile to myself. So, last night, when I had my bike set up incorrectly in spin class, and the instructor yelled "young lady in the back," I giggled to myself, even though I'm sure young lady is just the safest way of calling out a woman you don't know while teaching an exercise class. Plus, I thought it was funny to get called out when I try so hard to stay as out of the way and hidden as possible. But he was right about the adjustment, I felt much better after raising my seat.
3. I'm thankful for my family competition going through March 1 instead of February 1. I forgot to weigh in officially on Wednesday, but looking at everyone else's losses... I don't want to be last! I forgot last place has to do some kind of dare or whatever of the winner's choosing! And motivation back.
4. I'm also thankful for my coworker, A, emailing me this morning while I was at the gym. She and J are training for triathlons. I refuse to do the swimming portion (I may have had a minor freak out while snorkeling with J on our honeymoon. I'm just not meant for open water swimming), but they both give me such support and advice, and I'm so grateful for them! Plus, they're competitive with each other. One pushes me hard, the other pushes harder, I should be winning 5ks in no time hahahah.
5. I got back to 5am workouts this morning! I wanted to get in another run this week (I tried going yesterday during lunch, but things got really busy), so I skipped sauna Friday again! I mean, it's not officially a thing yet, because I just went once, but I want to make it a thing. I've become a grunter lifting weights. I'm so glad the gym is fairly empty at 5am.
I did get in a decent run this morning as well. I put KT tape on my knee, since it has helped, but it started coming off (darn you jackknife crunches on stability ball!). But, it wasn't my knee bothering me today, more of my right shin. Eek, not good! So, I'm going to try to tape up my leg next time. I didn't want to continuously run, so I ran 2.5-3 minutes, than walked a minute. But, my run portions were at a higher speed than usual, and I kicked it out and tried an even higher speed for the last .2 miles. I actually surprised myself that I was able to keep up a 7.0 on the treadmill for any distance, but I did! So, I still felt i got in a good run this morning, and finished 3.1 miles. 5k in 35 minutes, which is a good training time for me. But, I'm so happy the sun is starting to rise earlier so I can get back to running outside soon.
Bonus: Sh*t Runners Say. Guilty.