It’s been a rough week
This week has not gone well on the training front.
I have almost completely fallen off the training bus.
Sunday I raced a half marathon. I’m convinced it was on a steady uphill course, naked to the eye.
My body felt good, but I was not. I simply could not keep my eyes open. I was just exhausted and drained. So I took the day off.
Tuesday I got to the gym and it was a struggle to stay on the treadmill, but I managed an hour and 7.5 miles. My legs felt amazing.
Wednesday I went to the gym and made it 2 miles before I wanted to stab my eyes out. I tried everything. I tried just watching TV. I tried reading. My legs weren’t totally cooperating either. So I bailed. I know. This should have been perfect time for a mental challenge but I just wasn’t having it.
Thursday I had every hope and dream to run outside. I had my clothes all laid out at home waiting for me so it would be a quick change into them and I could get a semi long run in before it got dark. Then about 330 Hurricane Issac decided to slam Wyoming and it was raining and windy and miserable. I ran to my truck when I left work and drove home to grab clothes to go to the gym. Then I noticed that the driveway was thawing out and so I scraped that for an hour. By then my fingers were swollen and frozen; I went and sat inside to warm up.
Then somehow I got snuggled in and found myself eating snacks. These snacks were not going to help me with my afternoon run. I ended up finding the motivation to go run too late in the day.
That brings us to today, Friday. I have my gym clothes in the truck. But the weather is staying fairly favorable for an outdoor run this afternoon (knock on wood). I’m hoping to
force myself into a run this afternoon. I desperately need it.
Tomorrow I have 14 miles on the schedule. I’m so excited for the weekend. I don’t have a dang thing planned. Except my long run.
I WILL be back to hitting the training hard! I’ve only got 30 days to my next half. (PS have you donated yet??)
This morning when I got to work I had a very large display of gorgeous flowers on my desk!
Lilly’s are my absolute favorite!
I hope you all are being spoiled rotten today!