Look at all that hair!
I could NOT get a good picture, but you get the idea!
I haven't changed my hair in years so this is big news. Do you think the weight lost from my hair might make me run faster? I think so.
Angela and I went for a run on Monday, one day after my 18 miler. My legs felt surpringly fresh and I was able to get in 5.2 miles at a nice pace. I am starting to notice that I am recovering better while training for this second marathon as opposed to my first. I think my body knows how to adapt to the longer runs now because it's done it before. That is a big plus to this training cycle.
and for my bad luck...
Unfortunately, the rest of the week has been going downhill for me. I started yesterday off with a ticket on my Jeep. Then, I arrived at work to find out that my co-worker and I made a colossal mistake. The kind that makes your stomach drop, puts your heart in your throat and makes you almost vomit. We both felt like complete morons and were scared for our jobs. Today, I get a text message from Ang letting me know that someone egged my car! I have no enemies (that I know of) but I was parked in the street so I was fair game. Of all the Jeep Wranglers in the whole neighborhood (and there are a lot) it just had to be mine.
In more bad luck-- last Friday the top of my Jeep flew off in the middle of the freeway causing me to run into a median wall! It was frightening but luckily I was okay. I also had an awful fall a couple weeks ago while running. I scraped my knee, my arm and my hip so badly that I cried like a baby. There was a lot of blood and now some nasty looking scars. Sadly, that wasn't the first time. I also spilled an entire cup of coffee on myself another day on the way to work and had to go back home to change. With my recent string of bad luck it can only go up from here! Right!? I swear I am a good person!
Tonight, I am squeezing in another short run before heading to the movies with some friends, and tomorrow is a 7 mile run (5 @ tempo). I am gearing up for my first 20 miler of the summer, this Saturday. We are meeting a friend at Lake Hodges which I think will make the time pass quickly. The 3 of us did our 14 miler together and it was very fun -- the kind of run where you lose track of miles and time. That is the best way to do a long run, in my opinion. I am already planning on brunch at Rancho's afterwards.
Have you ever made a colossal mistake at work?
The kind that makes your boss and the CEO gasp. <-- that would be me
Have you ever had a crazy, random string of bad luck?
If so, what kinds of freak things happened to you?