Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Treat Yourself Tuesday

Today was "Treat Yourself Tuesday" (I totally made that up by the way, but I think it should be the next big social media campaign). In honor of this momentous occasion I decided to treat myself to whatever I wanted today. Well... as much as I wanted to treat myself to another day off, I still went to work because "Treat Yourself Tuesday" does not supercede "Pay the Rent Wednesday" or "Provide for Kai Every Day" ;)

I've been emotionally marinating in a stage of chronic sadness for the past several days weeks. Some days have been better than others, but most still suck. The simmering sadness has affected both my training and my blogging (which you probably already knew based on the inconsistency of both). The cause(s) of this chronic state are irrelevant to this post so I will spare you the details, but the point is I'm trying to cheer up, hence the newly proclaimed "Treat Yourself Tuesday" (TYT for short).

The first order of business for TYT was to head back to the gym. So at my former usual 3am hour I was immersed in a world of indoor hiking expeditions on the Stair climber. I did that for about 20 minutes and then I did several reps on the weight machines and air squats with dumbbells. Hopefully I will have the motivation to get back into the habit of regular cross training...

Once my morning gym session was finished I resigned myself to get ready for the tasks and activities required by the institution through which I'm gainfully employed. But before I got ready for work  I decided to participate in the Runners World run streak...

Today was day 2, and since I ran yesterday also I only did a mile today...

The highlights of the rest of the day included:
1. Coffee
2. Lunch
3. These snacks...
(I was highly motivated by food today)

4. Signing up to volunteer at this race...
(They serve wine at the water stations... need I say more?)

5. Booking my tickets for Ragnar Chicago...

6. And registering for another open water swimming event (this one is in August)...

Tomorrow is Global Running Day so I hereby pledge to run...
My goal is to run anywhere between 3-5 miles :)

Are you running tomorrow?

What did you do to treat yourself today?

What's your favorite snack?


  1. I love the idea of TYT! Sounds like you are really putting in a good effort to focus on good things. Have you done a Ragnar before? I am so curious about those. I look forward to your posts about it!

    1. Thanks! This was my first time doing Ragnar! It is definitely worth it!!!!

  2. Great idea! I'm running at least one mile tonight, maybe a 5K, depending on humidity levels.--Mei

    1. Nice! I hope you are doing ok with the humidity :( Summer training is getting increasingly hard


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