This is the performance enhancing drug I had on the way to the Greatest Health Club On The Planet this morning. I know it is toxic, and I know it enhances the bonk when the simple carbs and caffeine run out, but I needed it to get going. I.NEEDED.IT.
I can stop any time I want. Really.
Once I got going, I was a rockstar, if I do humbly say so myself. I know I am marathon-worthy when I reach 10x800 at a certain pace. With the race about 3.5 weeks off and taper just around the corner, I did 9x800 this morning.
Afterwards, I ate everything I brought for breakfast.
Then I ate everything I brought for lunch.
Then I had a Coke and chips.
Then I had two cups of coffee and an Advil.
Then, without meaning to, I fell into a coma-like sleep in my chair. I'm pretty sure my heart and all brain wave activity stopped.
I don't know if I can PR at the Disney Marathon given my owie issues and a crowded course, but the heart rate data from my 10 mile fartlek with Coach T and the 9x800 tells me I have enough gas in the tank to go under 4 hours again (which would make twice--thanks Coach T). As Triboomer would say, "stay tuned."
Now, for the help. IM Able and I exchanged e-mails and comments about something. She has named her tri-induced hunger (I call it a tapeworm) "TYR" to personalize it. I think I need to name the pain from my ruptured disc, because it is likely to recurr and be around for awhile. So, I am soliciting entries in the "name the chronic pain" contest. I have my own frontrunner name for the pain, but a truly brilliant entry by you might garner you some Greyhound Schwag.
In addition, regular readers know I'm trying to come back from injury and complete Ironman Wisconsin this year without my neck (or cranium or central nervous system) exploding and requiring surgery. This Odyssey requires a theme song to keep me motivated and on track. So, again, I turn to the knowledgable blogosphere. I have two songs that are frontrunners for me right now, but a truly brilliant entry by you may garner additional Greyhound Schwag. Please include lyrics if you have them.
Random acts of kindness are the order of the day. Go play.