On a Thursday, a day late and a dollar short. That’s how I roll. 🙂 I got distracted last night watching a movie and didn’t finish.
As much as I want to get back to running 4x a week, I have held steady with running 3x. Which is putting me around 15 miles a week. I guess the entire month of May is going to be a recovery/ rest month? I made it out for 2 weekday runs last week. A 3.5 mile run and a 5 miler. Both were run around a 9:45 pace after my warm up. Not too shabby. Once again both runs were cold and windy. Grrrrrr. I haven’t run long since the SLO half. 6 is as high as I have gone. I miss the long run. I’ve
finally mostly accepted May for what it is. However if I am running a half marathon in July, I really need to get back on track in June. I am going to hold off on registering just yet. The 10K might be the better fit right now. Which leads me to-
I am halfway through week 2 of the whole open to close thing. Monday through Friday only means an extra 45 minutes or so. Fridays hit 11 hours. I admit I am a little tired. I have been making myself go to sleep earlier and it helps a bit. The sad part is that earlier is still 11:15. 😦 But win for not upping my soda intake!! So, this is part of why I am ok with fewer miles right now. Don’t get me wrong, the numbers geek in me is crying but it’s just a small part. The surprising part is how stupidly positive I have felt. Being down 50% of the staff should freak me out but somehow I’m not alarmed. Yes, things are going to be rougher than normal for a month or so but it will all work out in the end. Who am I? Maybe that silly song is bleeding into other aspects of my life. Nothing-
This past Sunday, I planned on doing absolutely nothing. Not even running. Now, I’ve managed to run 1 weekend day each week so far in May but I planned to run both days. Not following through on those days I missed made me feel guilty and that stressed me out. So this Sunday I planned nothing. It was so awesome. I wasn’t stressed about missing miles or running around doing errands. I slept in, lazed around, worked on my bib scrapbook and started one of my Harry Potter swap crafts. Marvelous.
This little flare up hits a year on June 1st. Can it still be considered a flare if it lasts a year? Or is it just life at that point. I am still struggling with the Atkins diet, I think it helps but I need to work on consistency. While I feel like I am staying fairly calm with all the work stuff, I admit there has been some stress eating going on. Bad slacker! The weekend was not a great one for my stomach, even at the race. Oh well, moving on.
On the upside, the week is halfway over! *edit- Mostly over!! The wind is dying down and the temperature is finally warming up- woo hoo!!!! I am very excited to see temps in the 70’s and 80’s. And American Ninja Warrior is back!! It’s so nerdy how much I love that show. 🙂
Oh and if you are training for and running a fall marathon, head over to Hanna’s page and check out her fall marathon blog roll! It’s awesome. It almost makes me want to run a marathon just so I can join all the cool people. Almost. 🙂 I’ll stick to my 2 half’s this fall.
How was your week?
What’s your tv guilty pleasure?
Anyone racing this weekend?
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