So, I may have underestimated just how much work and brain power I was going to need for this system conversion. I fell a little off the workout wagon last week. Ok, a lot. By the end of the week, my brain was fried. In fact, in a training class on Thursday I asked the dumbest question. Seriously- everyone turned around and stared at me. It took me a moment or two to figure out that I was basically confusing an apple for a granola bar. Total blonde moment. I’ve only been in the business for 10 years, I felt like an idiot. Grrr.
Combine work training with the heatwave and I had a serious lack of motivation this week. I kind of just wanted to sit
in my comfy chair on the floor and do nothing.
Monday- 2.3 miles In an effort to adjust to the heat I bypassed the lovely 60 degree weather in work town and headed for the lake path. It was 94 there which wasn’t pleasant but it wasn’t horrible either. I was also crawling though. I probably walked more than I ran. I was truly surprised by how many people were out walking their dogs. It was too hot for them!
Tuesday- Rest First day long training session. Somehow I stayed awake throughout the whole thing! My hand cramped from taking so many notes.
Wednesday- Rest I had planned on running but by the end of the day I was just not feeling it. When work ran late, it seemed like a sign. I went home.
Thursday- 3.1 miles Second all day meeting. This is the one where I asked the ridiculous question. I also left this one early as I had a DR’s appointment in another town to get to. Traffic on the freeway was ridiculous, there and back- I was literally yelling in my car. By the time I got home I was so over it- I did not want to run. At all. I sat around for 30 minutes before forcing myself to change and at least attempt a few miles. It wasn’t an amazing run but it wasn’t horrible either. I was glad that I followed through though.
Friday- Rest I was so stinkin’ tired. I was having troubles finishing my sentences, I was very happy to see 6:00. Bring on the weekend!
Saturday- Rest I wandered around SLO with my mother and did some shopping. For once I managed to go to the Running Warehouse and Not spend any money. It’s a miracle! Can’t say the same for Banana Republic or Dick’s though. 😛
Sunday- 10 miles Once again, I got out the door too late. My stomach wasn’t having it and I didn’t start until 8:00. Still too late. In the first 1/4 mile I was distracted by a CHP who I thought was pulling over a car as they came off the highway and I was on the lack of shoulder in the way. In my haste to get out of the way I ran into a tree branch. Oops! 1/4 mile later I was passing the cemetery and was glad that I had made plans to meet up with my mom at the end of my run on the other side of town as I could tell they were preparing for a funeral. I always change my route if I know there will be a service- they don’t need me running by.
The temp wasn’t bad in the beginning but I was riding the struggle bus by mile 5.5. I welcomed the longer walk break in mile 6 when I walked with my mother for a bit but those last few miles were uncomfortably warm. I had hoped for a fast finish since I had the aid of a slight downhill but in reality I crawled mile 10.
15.4 miles for the week. Zero cross training.
This is shaping up to be a very low mileage year and it kind of bugs me. But obviously not enough as I haven’t made a drastic change yet. Grrr. I also don’t see it changing anytime soon as the busyness at work is only ramping up for the month.
Here’s hoping this week is a little more steady. I already know one of training sessions was postponed so we’ll see how that affects my schedule but I am keeping things very flexible. But I need to be flexible and steady.
I think I can, I think I can.
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