Sunday, February 5

845a-2 fr eggs, 4 chick saus, 2 sl GF toast, 1/4c rice grits w/ cinnamon & SF syrup, c reg, supps
915a-almond milk latte, oz mixed nuts
11a-can diet dr wow
1215p-1.5oz mixed nuts, 2 GF donut holes, 11-mile run (ate during: 4 donut holes, 2s Ultima)
230p-6oz roast beef, 2c roasted green veg, 2T bbq sauce, 2 clementines, 2oz mixed nuts, c decaf, supps
430p-2 bell peppers, c celery, .5c cauliflower, 2T hummus
530p-egg white pizza, 2 sl Cinnamon Swirl Pumpkin Protein Loaf, supps

I was not as snacky as I normally am post-run - especially one that isn't as good as hoped. Yes, I ate a lot, but it wasn't carb-based like usual (which leads to more carbs and more carbs) so I think that was a valuable little lesson. Carbs during, protein after.

-DL pulls, am: 5x4
-Post run: ice slippers, foam roller, Stick, tennis ball - before I even ate!

Weight: 135.6, 20.9% fat - the water finally left! I figured last night's massive meal would make it worse, but maybe the steady water/tea all day helped flush it out. And/or two days of rest. Can see most of my toe tendons, looking pretty normal.

Sleep: 9 hours in bed. Slept very solidly. Woke at 530 for b/r, fell back and didn't get up until 8-freaking-30 - wow!

Misc: This tax preparer just realized she fucked up her OWN taxes. Forgot about my HSA distributions. They are not taxable, but they do have to be recorded, and I had the 1099 at the bottom of a pile. Guess I get to file an amended return, lucky me! It's really not a big deal, no extra tax or penalties involved, but it might trigger a delay in my refund. Crapsticks!

Had a surreal moment during my run - while listening to Born to Run, I heard this:

...Ted did something that 99.9% of runners will never do: he qualified for the Boston Marathon.

WHAT?! I'm in .1% of runners?!

As I ran, I almost started crying. I have not been feeling too elite lately, have been longing for the summer of 2010 when I felt like I was on top of the world...and this stat was a slap in the face to knock off the whining and just fucking RUN. After all, that's how I qualified for Boston in the first place! (However, with my stupidly high standards for myself, it didn't take me long to think, "Well, yeah, maybe I was in the .1% back in 2010...not so much lately..." I wish I could stop being so disappointed in myself.)

With some reflection I figured that 99.9% was probably a bit of an exaggeration, so just now I did a bit of investigating, and came up with some still-impressive stats:
-this (admittedly, wiki) answer says only .1% of the entire population runs marathons
-this (another wiki) answer says 40% of runners complete a marathon
-this site that says about 10% of marathon finishers qualify for Boston (and consider what including DNFs might do to that stat)

No matter how you slice it, qualifying for Boston is hella impressive. Factor in where I was just a year or two before I qualified, and it's a jaw-dropping testament to commitment, perseverance...and Dustin. I need to get back to that place, both physically and mentally!

Quote:

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
-Marianne Williamson

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