I Don’t “Do” Tired

Originally I had hoped to share my awesome new running gear with y’all today. On Thursday I walked to visit Victoria at The Tech Shop and picked up some spiffy gear – obviously that should be my treat, right?!

TYT April 22

Except last night I just crashed.

Straight up.

So I treated myself to an evening on the couch with hot chocolate and hockey in the background.

I didn’t even run.

No joke. Not even Marathon Monday got me to run. Yikes!

That’s how I knew I needed some time to just chill. I put on my running gear and made it about 15 steps outside before I felt like I might cry. When I say I don’t “do” tired well, I’m truly not exaggerating. When I’m tired I completely melt down. It’s not pretty. This is the number one reason I don’t think I’ll ever be able to participate in Ragnar – no one wants me crying and throwing a tantrum in their van. #diva

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100% how I felt on Monday

Aside from an evening on the couch, I did treat myself this weekend, so let’s talk about that instead ๐Ÿ˜‰

Friday I managed to sleep in and it.was.glorious. You have no idea. I did attempt a run, but my left shin was being a bit of a bitch, so I called it 4km in and just chilled on the couch for the rest of the day. I watched some more of Season 5 of The Good Wife and watched some hockey. I’ll call that a great day.

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This was my view on Friday. #sigh #sickofwinter

Saturday I was up early-ish for a hair appointment. It wasn’t anything fancy, just a trim, but I always feel so nice with fresh hair ๐Ÿ™‚ I managed to get groceries and head out for a nearly 16km run and I even added in some hills. Awesome! After showering and chilling I met up with some girlfriends for snacks, wine and Cards Against Humanity. Oh, I laughedย so hard.

Saturday's run in the sun after snow on Friday

Saturday’s run in the sun after snow on Friday

Unfortunately it’s my lack of sleep on Saturday evening that’s catching up with me now. I wouldn’t say I got home super late, I was in bed just after 1am, but Merlin decided to be a bit of a jerk and pull out all of his toys and play – in my bedroom – until 2am. This was then followed by a 6am wakeup call. Like I said, it’s a really good thing he’s cute!

I very much debated not going for my run on Sunday, but I headed out and had an amazing run. 15km and under a 4-hour marathon pace. Woo! It’s been a while since I felt that strong after a run. It’s probably due to the insane amount of Tostitos I ate on Saturday evening ๐Ÿ˜‰

Sunday's super kick ass run #fueledbywine

Sunday’s super kick ass run #fueledbywine

After my run I watched some more hockey, set up online accounting for a company I’m doing some work for (nerd alert!) and ate some gelato with a friend.

Not to be outdone, I met up with two girlfriends for lunch on Monday. We headed to a new restaurant and I had a delicious ramen for lunch. Sooooo good!

It’s been a while since I was able to treat myself to running outside in great weather (I got a tan!!) and laughs with girlfriends – it was so good for my soul.

Up next week – I’ll share with you my awesome running gears!

Oh, and I also did a dorky blog quiz and since this post is already awesomely random – here ya go!


PS – you can find the quiz here

Tell me: How did you treat yourself this Easter Weekend?


Iโ€™m linking up withย Beckyย for Treat Yourself Tuesday today.


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18 thoughts on “I Don’t “Do” Tired

    • And people who take up the WHOLE PATHWAY I ran (heh, puns) into a few of those today on my run.
      I’m SO GLAD I ran at lunch so I can rest again today ๐Ÿ˜€

    • It must be the salt!
      I remember during my first half I had Costco garlic bread (soooo good!!) and wine for dinner and had a kick ass long run. Bodies make no sense.
      And I really hate tapering :S

  1. Yesterday was awful!! I was so draggy (day 2 of new job, and guess who barfed in the hallway – thank god no one saw!!). I went home early and went to bed – ergo no running! Today is a new day. And rest is so very important!! I am so doing that Blogmopolitan quiz!! And snow tomorrow?? oh i am NOT impressed.

    • Oh no! I hope you’re feeling okay, what an awful start to the new job ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
      I’m glad the forecast changed from 20mm of rain to only 1mm. The forecast LIES! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I don’t do tired either! And, I can’t imaging running in snow! Glad the sun shone through at last. Aren’t evenings like that wonderful? Just be thankful Merlin’s toy wasn’t a rat (like one of our cat’s toys was the other night – at least it was dead and not dismembered). Love your quiz answers, too. Hope your back into your schedule soon. ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. After I was finally able to get out of bed and be somewhat certain I could keep food in my tummy, I sampled a few Easter treats and then went straight back to bed. My real treat was not letting myself feel guilty for taking the time I needed to feel better…

    • Rest is so important when you’re sick! Although I do sometimes feel guilty for resting because I “should” be doing things. That said, it’s amazing what a difference a day or two of rest can make.

  4. That picture made me die when you put it on instagram.
    Cards Against Humanity is maybe the best game in the history of group games. Alex and I played with my parents while drinking tequila in Cabo and it was AWESOME.
    I treated myself to some awesome time with Alex and friends and an awesome run on Saturday. The things others consider “treats” (ice cream, candy, you know) are standards of living for this kid ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. I always break down when I’m tired, like always. I have broken down a time or two at work when I hadn’t been sleeping well and the stress got to me. Ugh and now I’m sick because I didn’t sleep well at all last week! Moral of the story – sleep is important, haha ๐Ÿ˜‰

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