Or running. As I write this I’m watching a TLC show called “My Strange Addiction” and one of the guys they are profiling is literally addicted to running. He started running 4 years ago and currently runs over 100 miles a week (which is certainly not out of the ordinary for an elite runner) and now his relationships and work are really starting to suffer. I know I should probably put a question at the end of this post instead of the top of the post, but this really has me thinking. When does training enter the obsession category? I know I’ve moved my schedule around so I can fit in runs and workouts and I know that rest days are hard for me, but I still take them. When I was a freshman in college I would go WEEKS before taking a rest day, which led to multiple stress fractures and a long hiatus from running. Maybe I am now addicted to injury prevention? (There is another girl on this show who tans outdoors 10+ hours a week and also goes to tanning booths MULTIPLE times a day. That’s a post for a different day.)
Anyway, today I was addicted to the giant organic peaches I picked up at the farmer’s market on Saturday
It made a pretty fabulous topper to my cereal, Greek yogurt, and banana combo. Work was uneventful today. No crazies, pretty steady, and lots of little tasks kept me busy and it was over before I knew it.
When I got home I used up the last of my fresh veggies to make my dinner
It is most definitely the night before a grocery store trip! Tuna salad (tuna, spicy mustard, sliced pickle, carrots, pepper) in a whole wheat pita and some roasted brussels. Even though this was a weird dinner totally thrown together on the fly (I actually had something else planned, but realized I didn’t have any of the ingredients. Awesome) it was delicious! I think some noochy popcorn is in my future…
In case you were wondering how your body feels the day after running 16 miles, it’s surprisingly okay! My upper back is actually more sore than my legs, which is odd, but it makes me feel confident that I will rock Saturday’s 18 miler. Now it’s time for me to find out the fate of the running addict! Night friends