Thursday, April 21, 2011

This week

This week is not going as planned and I am trying to recover but I am just emotionally drained and don't know if I can.

Yesterday the plan was simple - take my daughter to the dentist, take her to preschool, run, relax and do my thing. Instead things happened and I didn't get to run until 8PM last night. By that time I was emotionally drained and my body just didn't want to move. I told myself 20 minutes, but ended up walking for 60. I am frustrated by my lack of commitment but my body just wouldn't move it.

Last night I was attempting to do my Jelly Bean Virtual 10K and ended up with a 5K. You can tell by my before photo that I am totally not into it. My half is in 16 days and I feel like I need to get a few more long runs in.

Things I still need to complete this week for my training -
Run - 2x  - Since I only got 4 miles in yesterday I need more mileage.
Stairs - 2x - I have to do this today.
Cross Train - 1x

I have no idea how I am going to accomplish that! Something is going to have to give.

8 comments:

  1. AT LEAST you ran. You did it and you can keep going! Good luck!

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  2. I was just thinking yesterday... I need to start adding in some stair-training. How long do you do stairs for?

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  3. I actually walk up our stiars at work which are 5 flights x3 - takes just under 10 minutes. I do this 2x a day. It makes my calfs burn!

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  4. DUDE you got out the door, which is something. Most would have been like "LOL NO" and sat on the couch.

    ALSO I am a huge car nerd, is that an R32 behind you?!

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  5. You got out and did it though. That is important! You will do great on your half.

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  6. Jen....I so wish I could scoop you up & take you on a long run with me. :( I have feeling that "no more motivation" thing. It's so not fun. It usually hits me hardest when I'm worn out.

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  7. 16 days to go? Try to do an 11 and a 12 miler and you will be fine on half marathon day. You've worked hard for this and you can and will do it!

    Bad runs are part of the journey, I bet your next one will be great.

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  8. @ Chelsea - That is a VW Golf with an R32 bumper on it. :)

    Everyone - Thanks for the motivation - It really means a lot to have this online support system.

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