So two days ago, I decided I needed some pants for work. The ones I've been wearing are 4 years old, and the first round of pants I bought after I lost some weight. They have served me well, but are looking pretty ratty and I have already had to sew them several times. I've tried to find some cheap pants--checked Target, Kohls, etc, but no such luck. Went to the Gap, and their big thing is the Audrey Hepburn style "skinny pants." Um, yeah. No. Just doesn't work for me.
I finally set on Gap's Modern Fit Size 6 "Curvy."
I love that they have "curvy" sizes, BTW. I like to call it "Bootylicious." Or, to kick it old school, "Baby Got Back."
Anyway, I bought 2 pair--one gray and one khaki. And when I bought them, they gave me a coupon for 15% off my next purchase. Next purchase? NO! I want 15% off my pants NOW!
I read the fine print: "Cannot be used on price adjustments."
Well fine then. So I drove to another Gap, returned one pair of pants, then drove back to the original Gap, and then re-bought the pants. I saved me EIGHT DOLLA.
To quote Flava Flav, YEAH, BOYEEEE.
Then, I realized that this is quite sad, and that Ironman training prevented such sad occurances. So I went out for a run.
I did 3.75 miles SLOWLY. I felt pretty good, but almost that I was in slow motion. I didn't feel like I was going as slow as I was, which bummed me out a bit. But, oh well. Just good to be out there.
Then, today, it was SOOOOOOOOOOO nice outside. So, I ran again. And it just didn't feel really good...I mean, it felt good to be out there and enjoying the day, but my RUNNING felt sluggish and slow, with my HR pretty high. Ugh. I threw the towel in at 3.6 miles.
But, I must remember what I did to my body 17 days ago. I guess the rest of me feels fine...it just doesn't hit me until I start to run how TIRED I am. Hmmm. So, I think I'm just going to have to keep it REAL ridonkulously easy. Like, no HR monitor, no watch easy. No worrying about pace, and just get out to enjoy it.
I got to have breakfast with TriEric and the rest of my YMCA crew Tuesday--so fun! We met for bagels and coffee. It was me, Eric, Dave the Lifeguard, Noodle Lady, Navy Guy, Jason, CJ, and a few others. It was fun to see everyone out of the water and a nice way to start the morning.
I'm getting excited for this weekend--tomorrow, I have to stay at school late to help the freshman decorate their assigned hallway for Homecoming (I'm one of their class advisors), so we're gonna get some pizza and pump some tunes, then I'm running with the other co-advisor. SLOWLY though. :) Friday night, I'll probably pop up at the game since it's Homecoming--I usually make an appearance at that game to see the parade and stuff. The kids get all excited and it's pretty doggone cute. Saturday, riding with Jeff and Kelly--who are doing IMFL--for a few hours nice and easy. Then, gonna do a fire on Saturday night and make some s'mores. Hopefully the weather will cooperate. And Sunday is the Tri Club picnic! Yahooooooo.
And that's. About. It. Oh, and one more thing.
Yesterday on my run, I listened to Fatboy Slim's Right Here, Right Now, which was the song playing when I was treading water in Lake Monona.
Heart rate and pace--wayyyy up. But in a good way. :)
Then, last night I watched the Janus IM Wisconsin Highlight video TWICE.
IN A ROW.
Am I an addict or what?