Strike 2

And another missed long run.  If we are counting, I have not run long in 16 days.   SLO is 20 days away.   And yet, I am not freaking out.

I had great intentions with my long run this weekend but I also had great intentions with a lot of things this past weekend.  What do they say about intentions?    For some reason I made quite the weekend to-do list without taking some things into account.  Like I worked Saturday morning.  I wanted to spend 2+ hours at the movies.   Easter was Sunday.  Oh and I am a Slacker.    I accomplished maybe half of I wanted to do this weekend.   Better than nothing right?

This makes me laugh
This makes me laugh

After getting home from work on Saturday I headed out for the scheduled easy run.  While the overall pace looks easy, the run was kind of erratic.    I started out walking with my mom and then I would run ahead and double back.  Except that didn’t always work.   Every now and then I would lose her somehow and have to run like hell to catch up.  I did one hill loop backwards with the hope of catching her at the bottom after that loop but no luck, she was already more than halfway up it.   I’ve never run that side of the hill but I gave it my best.  Halfway up I needed a short walk break before resuming running.    I lost her one other time towards the end too when she switched streets on me.  I ended up spotting her though an alley and again had to haul.   I loved the walk breaks when I caught up with her.    🙂   So let’s call it easy meets fartlek training?  6.5 miles done.sat4-4I did spend the evening at the movies.  I am a sucker for the Fast and Furious movies so I dragged my mother with me to see Furious 7.   Yes, it was totally over the top and borderline ridiculous but I still loved it.  I only got a little teary eyed.   We lucked out with fresh and hot popcorn and I disregarded all dietary rules.  It’s not like I go to the movies all that often.   🙂

Sunday dawned and after a week of rough sleep, and not getting to sleep before 1 the night before, I was looking forward to sleeping in.   I woke up at 8.  Seriously?!  I briefly thought about going for my run but really wanted to fall back asleep.  I stayed in bed until 9 when I gave up on the sleeping in.   Kimi was happy though, she loves when I sleep longer.   So one of us was happy.  🙂

Well, she was happy until I got up
Well, she was happy until I got up

I knew we were having family dinner for Easter so I needed to run before that.   The time came to get a 10-12 mile run in and I just wasn’t feeling it.   I kept putting it off.   First 10 minutes then 20 and so on.  I finally decided that I would head out for an easy 6 and call it good for the day.    But even that didn’t happen.  My uncle dropped by for a surprise visit.  Family trumps running, right?    After that we enjoyed a yummy dinner and there was no way I was running after that.  So long run fail.

But I am actually ok with it.   Something in me just wasn’t feeling it this week and I decided to listen to that little voice.  Yes, that re-confirms my Slacker status.   That being said I cannot miss my long run this coming weekend.  Plus all the stuff I didn’t get done last weekend.  Oh and I have a race!  First 5K in 5 months.   And it’s gonna kick my ass.  I am so looking forward to it!!

Happy Monday!  Can that even be a thing?

What was the last movie you saw?

Ever missed 2 long runs in a row?

17 Comments on “Strike 2

  1. Ha, I miss long runs all the time. I’m a pretty big slacker myself. I think you’ll be fine. Sometimes you just need a rest.


  2. Would believe I just watched an old movie with friends over the weekend and I can’t remember the title haha! 😛 and yes I have missed two long runs in a row before … shoot!!! I’ve missed whole weeks because I just wasn’t feeling it lol


  3. Good luck on your 5K this weekend!

    During this winter off season, when i was supposed to be training for my indoor half marathon, I skipped a few long runs. It was just so hard to care. I ended up being fine, though – I even ran a PR so all that extra rest must have paid off! Long runs are my least favorite type of run so if I don’t absolutely need to do them for marathon training it’s really hard to get motivated.


    • Long runs are just such a mental drain, which is the point, but sometimes it’s just hard to push yourself to do that. Fingers crossed that extra rest helps. 🙂


  4. Sometimes you just need to listen to that voice inside telling you when you need a rest… and it’s not like you’ve been doing nothing, right? It’s all good 🙂 The last movie I saw at the theater was Insurgent, the 2nd part of the Divergent trilogy. I’m a sucker for dystopian YA movies that include Theo James in the cast 😉


    • Oh, I so wanted to see that one! I agree on the Theo James front. 🙂 Movies cost so much though, so I had to choose. 😦 I think I may be at the movies more than usual in the next month or so.


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