Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Grumpy Gus Tuesday!

This morning's sky suggested that today was going to be a rock star of a day.  See?

A couple of meltdowns (by students, not me, although I wouldn't have been surprised) and 2 hour meeting later, I found myself droopy eyed in the car ride home craving the couch rather than the gym. However, like I said, because I do this blog, I feel more accountable for sticking with my runs.

Even with said motivation, my speed workout Tuesday did not go as planned. It was not a total fail, but certainly a half fail.  On the docket was 6 miles, with the last 2 miles being 10 sec faster than half marathon goal pace. Instead, I ran 4 miles (with 2 of them being at half marathon goal pace) then started to overheat like woah and decided to take a break to do some strength training.  I immediately broke into a sweet exercise induced rash that covered my entire body. Pretty neat. Take a look!

I tried hopping back on the treadmill to finish the last two, but .2 miles in, I knew I was done. I sprinted down the stairs (faster than on the ol' mill) and decided to just call it quits. 14 miles for the week thus far ain't so bad...right? Aiming for 35 for the week, but we'll see how that goes. I had to do some tweaking of the training schedule in order to account for the wedding I'm in on Saturday and the likelihood of getting to the gym on Sunday.  Instead the week will hopefully look like this:

Monday: 10
Tuesday: 4 (booooo)
Wednesday: 7 (good luck to me. Another snowstorm on the horizon and a stupid deadmill run is on deck).
Thursday: 5
Friday: 3 (also another good luck to me...flight leaves at 7 a.m., landing at 2, rehearsal dinner at 5 p.m.)
Saturday: Wedding DAY 3 miles before hair/makeup at 8:30
Sunday: 3 

Dang, that's 7 days of running in a row. I wish I were Hungry Runner Girl, Emily from Sweat Once a Day, or the long missed Skinny Runner....they can bang out 8-15 miles a day without a care in the world and I get frustrated after 4. Seriously, they run 50-80 miles a week.  How will I ever get there? 

Instead, I'll just dream of this weather...

Instead of this weather. I'm so over it.

Let's Chat:
Any of you going away somewhere fun for the weekend?

Any vacation plans in the works?

1 comment:

  1. Remember to hit the dance floor at the wedding... CROSS TRAINING work...



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