Tuesday, March 22, 2011

No Fly Zone

Last night's dinner was so good. I had a whole wheat tortilla with a tablespoon of fat free ranch dressing, mixed greens, 1/4 of a hard boiled egg, cooked chicken, red peppers, cucumbers and black olives. I ended up folding this like a taco and using a fork to pick up everything that feel out. So filling and yummy. I can't wait to eat it again tonight.

Tonight, I had 11 miles on the schedule. At mile 5, I have #9 dark chocolate energy gel. It tastes like I was eating a smooth, thinner version of fudge. It really made my legs keep going. Shortly after taking the gel, I got kicked off the tm. I guess there was a class that had 6 tm reserved (complete crap).

Once I got kicked off, there weren't any tm left, and I still had about 5 1/2 miles left. I went to the bathroom and rinsed my face. When I got back, there was only 1 tm open. I took it. It was sucky tm. There is only one type (they have fans the the tracking is so much better) I can use and they were all filled. I watched carefully, waiting for people to get off. About 1 mile into this portion of my run, someone got off a "good" tm. I snagged it before his foot completely left the tm.
2 miles into this portion, a young girl got on next to me. She was dragging her feet. If you don't know, that's a huge pet peeve of mine. I hate it when people drag their feet on the tm. If you're too lazy to pick up your feet, why are you even on this thing? Sorry for the rant. It was a really bad 11 miles tonight. I just couldn't let my mind fly around and think about stupid things and even not think at all. I took yet another bathroom break and came back. I was determined to finish (and the foot dragger was gone). And, finish is what I did. Not how I wanted, but I finished the entire 11 miles.
Here are the best socks I've ever put on my feet. They were a champ for me and my 11 miles tonight. Worked exactly how I needed them to.

I'm finishing my chocolate milk and then I'm off to go shower, eat and ice.
Do you guys have any pet peeves of other peoples workouts? Or, am I just a crazy, loony person?


  1. Your dinner looks so delicious! Sorry about the treadmill chaos...that's no fun!

  2. It's really weird, but I hate when people ramp up or down their speed by hitting the arrow buttons. If you're ramping from say a 4.0 walking pace up to an 8.5 running pace, use the number pad!! I see so many people struggle to keep their finger on the arrows as it slowly increases speed that I start hoping that they lose their footing and fly off the back of the treadmill. Really, this makes very little sense, but I'm a big fan of efficiency and the number pad (oh, AND the enter button) works so much better!

    Ok, Rant complete.

  3. Oooh! Where did you find those Zulus? My husband and I love those socks, and our local running store says that Zulus aren't being made anymore! Boo! We haven't seen them around here in about a year! Stock up while you can!

  4. Definitely have pet peeves - like when people run too close behind me! I don't go on the treadmill much, but if I do I hat eit when someone is beside me constantly looking over and me and my display. MYOB!

    Good job getting the run done! So annoying to have to switch TMs so many times!

  5. I am so out of the gym loop, that I didn't know they even HAD tm classes! how annoying. But thanks for showing your socks, I haven't heard of those before!