I mentioned in yesterday’s post that Sunday night I was up until the obscenely late hour of OMG MIDNIGHT, and this is where I complain about getting old because College Heather? She could stay up until 3 a.m.
partying with friends playing Bedazzled alone in the dark and still get up for 8 a.m. classes.
Twenty-eight year old Heather got six hours of sleep last night and almost walked out the front door to go to work without shoes on. This is why I’m not in the CIA: All you need to do to torture classified information out of me is to keep me up past 9:30 p.m.
I spent all afternoon being generally insufferable and talking myself in and out of the four-mile run I had planned after work.
“You’ll feel so much better if you just push yourself and do it!”
“But I could be lounging in my pajamas by 5:15 if I skip it.”
“How will you ever run a half marathon if you can’t push yourself when you’re tired?”
So I compromised by running the four miles and then drinking a beer in my pajamas. And before you judge me, let me share a quote from an article I found in Runner’s World about how you can totally drink beer without hurting your running:
“Beer, like red wine, does provide some health benefits. The malt and hops used to make dark beers contain flavonoids, the same heart-healthy compounds in vegetables and wine that counter cell damage, thus reducing your risk of heart disease and cancer. Beer also contains B vitamins and chromium, which aid in converting carbohydrates to energy.”
I think what this is saying is that dark beer = vegetables.
The main reason I actually followed through on my run is that I wanted to wear my new shoes. I wandered into a Sports Authority on Sunday and discovered that they’re planning to stop carrying Reebok products, so they’re all on mega-sale right now. I’ve been wanting to try out the Zigtechs so I looked around for some in my size but couldn’t find any. And then I saw a table of kids shoes, shoved a few middle schoolers aside and found a kids pair that fit. And that’s how I scored these $80 shoes for $29.95: