So my trip to the dentist went as well as can be expected. The good news is that I don't have any cavities. To tell you the truth I still find this hard to believe. I was bracing for the dentist to tell me that I had at least ten.
The bad news is that I like to grind my teeth at night. This isn't exactly news as I used to wear a mouth guard. When I told my dentist that I used to wear one he asked why I don't anymore. I had to tell him that a dog ate it. Totally lame excuse but true. This happened a few years ago when I was staying at a sponsors house. Long before we adopted Ben. Long before I learned that anything left in the open is considered a toy to young dogs.
Anyways, I guess that I managed to grind through almost all of my enamel in a few spots. SWEET! I have no doubt that it happens during the race season, when I'm having crazy dreams of missing the start or getting lost on course. Sigh.
Oh well, enough about the dentist. I have to go back in a month, but until then I will talk (I mean write) about other things. My legs are slowly recovering from my stair sprint against Jason and it's just in the nick of time. We lifted weights tonight but only did light leg work. I am racing the New Year's Resolution Run (4 miles) this Saturday again and I am bound and determined to beat my time from last year. My legs should feel OK for the race, but I'm not so sure about my arms. I had an awesome upper body workout tonight so I might have to run without moving my arms on Saturday.
My time last year was 27.58, and I know that's nothing to brag about. However I do remember that it almost killed me. And even though I barely ran last year, I think I've run even less this year. And forget about running intervals. Ha, I told my coach I was just doing the race for fun, but I can't help myself :-) My plan is to run the first three miles at a seven-mile pace and then sprint the last mile. It's a good plan when I'm thinking about it but we'll see if I can actually pull it off. There is just as good of a chance of me puking, and or completely erupting. There is also potential for me completely passing out.
It's going to be interesting, that's for sure!!! I was reading my blog post about last year's resolution race and I can't believe that it's already been a year. When I think back to how I felt like I was going to pass out...well, it feels like it just happened yesterday!
OK, enough procrastinating. Time for workout #2. All I have to do is an hour on the trainer, but I've been putting it off for waaaaay to long.