I woke up at 4:44 a.m. with my head stuffed up. You know how when you have a cold and sometimes the best thing to do is to just get up and it will clear your head up big time!?! Well, that is what I did and I had quite the productive morning. Ran 8 miles (didn’t feel like going to the gym and getting everyone else sick), stretched, got my chocolate milk, read emails and even took a normal length shower (aka longer than my usual 2.2 minutes). As I was in the shower I was made aware of one of the most painful parts of being a runner:
When you realize in the shower as soon as the water hits you that you have chaffed half your skin off. Last night on my 10 miler, I decided it was a good idea to wear a sports bra circa 1999 (I NEED to do laundry), my skin didn’t love that and it burned big time in the shower. Ouch. Lesson learned (I have said that a million times but let’s be honest, it will happen again in about 10 days).
My title is a little misleading but I did get a new job that pays $3.50 a day that I am rather excited about. I work at a really SMALL school for a high school….like 1/3rd the size that I went to. The lunch lady here makes EVERYTHING from scratch….the lasagna, the rolls, the salad dressings…you name it, it is from scratch.
Well, she started making a theme salad that people can sign up for EVERY DAY!! I tried it on Monday (chef salad with turkey, veggies, hard-boiled eggs, cheese, sunflower seeds, croutons and sprinkles of heaven) and I have been hooked ever since.
This week she has made a chicken fajita salad, caesar salad and today I am STOKED for the oriental salad. The meal also comes with a homemade wheat roll and a piece of fruit and milk.
Since I already spend too much money on going out to eat for dinner and too many nike tempo shorts, spending money on lunch every day doesn’t work.
So, I asked her if I could work for her in exchange for free lunch. She said HECK YEAH and I will help for the first 20 minutes of lunch (I will still have 25 minutes to eat) and I have never been so happy. These salads are like restaurant worthy. It is okay to be jealous of my lunch every day for the rest of the school year. I might even have to just go to her house during the summer for lunch….weekends are even going to be hard to get through without these.
She even writes my name on it and sometimes a note about how special I am.
I definitely chose canned peaches over an apple and strawberry milk over regular milk that day, gotta live it up right;)
Added bonus….no more having to pack a lunch!
Do you chafe!?!?! What do you use to prevent it? What is one of the most painful parts of being a runner for you?
-I use body glide for races but maybe I should use it for training runs also when I decide to wear the worst running gear possible.
Favorite THEMED salad?
-I think Chef Salad wins for me! Hard-boiled eggs in a salad is always a win.
Do you stick to your workout that you have planned out or just go with how you are feeling that day?
-I have been all about just going with how I feel that day lately but I will be getting onto a training plan SOON!