Wait, it’s June? And race week? Someone really needs to slow the clock down. Or I’ll take a Time Turner, wouldn’t it be nice if those were real? 😛
I suffered from vacation brain and just burn out this week. Everything seemed so much harder than it should have been. Seriously, I had troubles counting. That’s not a good thing in my line of work. I had to count things multiple times. While I love 4 day work weeks, there is still 5 days worth of work to fit into those 4 days. Years ago I had a coworker tell me she hated 3 day weekends because she spent all of Monday stressing about the increased workload on Tuesday. I won’t complain about 3 days off but I am beginning to see her point.
Monday- 2.74 miles Ugly. I decide to try the Roga’s again and once again it was a bad idea. I eventually gave up attempting to run and just walked it back to my house. It felt a waste of the extra time off work. I did take the dog out for a short walk later but it was super short and slow.
Tuesday- Rest With work typically being crazy busy and now being down a person ( my coworker had the baby!) I didn’t even try to run. I thought about riding the bike when I got home but thinking is as far as it got.
Wednesday- Rest Oh hey, I have a race in 4 days. I started to do the math and realized that if ran today and Thursday like planned, I would have more miles than previous weeks. That didn’t seem like the best idea. Granted my miles have been so low that a taper seems silly but it still didn’t seem smart to suddenly increase them on race week. Then my brother decided to take the family to dinner so I figured it all worked out, right?
Thursday- 3.22 miles Ok dinner was a bad idea, it made me sick. At first I thought it was just my stomach being an asshat but I later found out that my dad was kind of sick too and we ate the same thing. There was a point I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to run at all. Yet, I changed and headed for home town. Once I got there I realized it was 85 degrees and I had somehow forgotten a water bottle. Lovely. Then somehow this run kicked ass. I decided to keep it shorter and slower than planned due to lack of hydration and heat and managed to stick to one of those. 😛 I ended up running my fastest 5K in the last 6 months. Still slow as I made sure to take walk breaks every 2 minutes but my legs felt great! Where did that come from?!
Friday- Rest Total vacation brain, stress ball. I was trying to get everything done so no one had to worry about anything while I was gone and I was stressing out. I love vacations but the type A in me hates not being there.
Saturday- Road trip!! Oh good lord, it took 7 hours to get to San Diego. Traffic, you suck. Once we were finally there we headed straight for the Convention Center and the Expo. Bib pickup and shirt pick up was a cinch then it was into the crowd. I figured we were so late most people would have already picked up their stuff…nope! People everywhere! I was able to meet up with Mai of Once Upon A Run and Chelsea of The Dancing Runner, which was awesome! Then it was of to Seaport Village for a Bibrave Pro meetup with Mai and Emily of azSunGoddess.
Finally we checked into our hotel- literally across the street from the finish line festival- before heading out for some food. I tried to go sleep early as I knew I had a really early wake up call but I was realizing that you really could eat too much pizza. Food and I did not get along this week. 😭
Sunday- Rock n Roll San Diego 13.1 Recap to come. But for the first time, I took a race shuttle to the start. Look at me being all runner like. 😛
19.2 miles for the week. I meant to ride the bike but it just never happened. I wasn’t too busy I just didn’t make it a priority. Next week.
Speaking of next week, I have the week off!! Woo hoo! I have so many things I need and should get done but I also kind of want to spend a day or 2 doing nothing. Which one will win?
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