A Little Competition
Atlas and I made it to the gym yesterday! Whoo hoo! Atlas only lasted about 10 minutes in childcare before he started screaming to get out, but fortunately Dave and some of his sweet employees were around to entertain my crazy kid so I could still get in a quality run on the treadmill.
And speaking of Dave…he got into the NYC half marathon! It was a lottery system, and unfortunately I didn’t get in. Bummer, I know. But I’m so excited to cheer Dave on in March. I’m hoping to get Atlas an awesome shirt made for the race. And even though I’ll be watching the NYC half from the sidelines, I think Dave & I are going to do another half marathon together in Pennsylvania so I’ll still get a race in this season.
We determined last night that we are just a little bit competitive. On Thursday, Dave ran intervals for 5 miles and sent me the screen shot of his workout summary. I joked with him that I was the inspiration behind those intervals since I ran so many intervals while in Atlanta. Then yesterday, I decided to do intervals too and wouldn’t ya know, I ended up completing 5 miles.
Dave actually runs circles around me and is significantly faster (every once in a while he humors me and runs with me), but we just ran different intervals so it actually appeared as though I was the faster one this week. I ran a 1 mile warm up, then 20 minutes of intervals, then a 1.5 mile cool down. While I think extreme competition in relationships can be detrimental, sometimes a little competition is good because it pushes you to be better. I’m grateful for a husband who pushes me to run a little faster and I like to think I push him too.
Actually, I know I push him. He woke up and ran 6 miles today and sent me the screen shot of his workout summary to show me just how much faster he can run.
Now, if we could just push each other to eat healthier. We came home last night and I ate a double cheeseburger, cornbread and birthday cake fro yo. I wish I could say I was joking. Breastfeeding + running = insatiable appetite.
I also snacked on these.
I don’t like dark chocolate and I don’t like almonds but I can’t stop eating these. I know that makes no sense. Those things are addicting! But dark chocolate is supposed to be good for your heart, right? And every healthy person I know is always snacking on almonds. So this must be a healthy snack.
I may not be able to beat Dave in all our runs, but I’m confident if we had an eating contest, I would win every single time (Seriously – feeding another human being is a workout that leaves me starving). Probably not a competition I should take part in though…