It’s taper week. I did four miles on the treadmill tonight, I’ll do three tomorrow, two on Thursday and then nothing until the race on Sunday. I’m starting to get excited. I haven’t run a race of any distance since the Peachtree last July. I honestly have no clue how I am going to do. My training started off very sluggishly. I was running 10:30 miles. Lately, I’ve gotten faster though; today I ran two miles at 9:50. I’m hoping that after this race, I’ll start working on speed and that I won’t burn out. I don’t feel burnt out though.
My taste buds are changing. I haven’t had diet coke, save for 1/4 of a can when I was stressed out, in almost two weeks. Even that 1/4 can didn’t taste that great. I’ve been drinking hot tea straight with a splash of soy milk. After the gym, I went to get some groceries. I wanted something sweet. What I really wanted were those Tofutti Cutie ice cream sandwiches (soycream? ice soy?) but they didn’t have them. So I bought sugar free pudding and generic redi whip. The pudding tasted fine but the whipped cream tasted like overly sweet chemicals. Bleh. Of course, this didn’t stop me from squirting it straight into my mouth, but what fun is a can of whipped cream if you can’t do that.
Tangent – When I was in college at some point, I was in the grocery store with my mother. I had gone off to find that whipped cream. All I could find was the type that came in tubs, like Cool Whip. So I went up to some guy that worked in the store and said, “Excuse me, do you have the whipped cream that squirts?” and he goes, “You should watch how you phrase that.” I was so embarrassed!
Anyway, I went to the doctor yesterday and she switched my birth control once again. I don’t really know why I had to come into the office for her to do that. All it did was make me $30 poorer. I hope this fixes my problem. I honestly have no clue if it will or not. I’m eating better now. I’m mostly off the artificial sweeteners and fake shit and eating all natural stuff. I have cut way down on my alcohol consumption and I’m drinking lots of water and green tea.