So this week begins the official Mrs. Anubis 8 week dry out. Why is this such a big deal. Well because it is damnitt!! There is beer, wine, and liquor all throughout my home. I love coming home from work, opening a Heineken, and reading my favorite blogs on the computer. So, it begins. No alcohol during my intense training for the 5k. My birthday is in 3 weeks, which sucks too! I sure hope Mr. Anubis enjoys those Heinekens in the fridge and drinks them in private or I’ll smack him. I ran outside on Saturday for the first time in forever. You know what I discovered? It’s freakin’ cold and my windpipe hurts breathing cold air. Perfect. My 5k is in December and it will be 30 degrees colder. Why can’t they have the “Who can run a 5k the fastest on a treadmill?” race? I’d be number 1. I also discovered I run a lot slower outside. I was scrambling to keep my keys in my pocket, iPod from falling on the ground and breaking, and my phone (which is the only thing I have that has stopwatch capabilities) in my pocket without shutting it off accidentally. Whatev. I finished. I was happy. I ran 1 mile. Walked 1 mile. Ran 1/4 mile. Walked 1/4 mile. Ran 1/4 mile. Walked 1/4 mile. Next time I run outside I’ll totally be more prepared for unexpected elements.
8 week dry out October 20, 2008