My diet has been way off track lately. But I will not allow this trip home or the holidays in general get to me. I will run, stretch, eat well and enjoy my friends and family (as well as nonfat gingerbread lattes!).
Work and life are seriously getting in the way of my runs.
I know that is an excuse (and a lame one at that) but I’m really struggling with balance right now. I can find the time to get them in, sure, but with the amount I’m working, I can’t get them in when they will be good. So I’m settling for a bunch of sub-par miles, just to cross them off in the log, and I’m really not okay with that. I hate half-assing something that is important to me. And I need to figure this out before I start ½ training. Blerg.
Off to work. Again. *sigh*
Running reports from the past two days
Monday–3 miles on the nose. My knee started doing something weird somewhere between 2.5 & 3 miles. It didn’t hurt persay, but it felt weird. So I wanted to take it easy.
Tuesday–3.47 miles. “Made up” some of what should have been 4 miles on Monday. Knee felt good. I’m not stretching enough, though I am getting good at drinking water during my runs.
Celestial Seasonings Gingerbread Spice Tea + Fat Free French Vanilla Creamer = LOVE.
Seriously, makes me not even want Starbucks Gingerbread Latte (and that’s about the only thing from Starbucks I actually ever want). So. Good.
The Plan: 3 miles
The Play-by-Play: Walked ½ mile, ran ½ mile for 3 miles, then walked almost ½ mile (.42) as cool down. Good times. 45 minutes total.
Superhero – Ani Difranco
Eight Easy Steps – Alanis Morissette
L.O.V.E. – Ashlee Simpson
Girlfriend – Avril Lavigne
Song for the Dumped – Ben Folds Five
Piece of Me – Britney Spears
Womanizer – Britney Spears
Freakshow – Britney Spears
If U Seek Amy – Britney Spears
Toxic – Britney Spears
Georgia – Cee Lo Green
Ain’t No Other Man – Christina Aguilera
Fighter – Christina Aguilera
Where is everyone today? Tumblr is quiet.
3 miles scheduled for today. I’m working until 9:30/10:00, so it’s going to be a late run. At least the gym will be EMPTY when I get there.
I’ll check in when I get home.
5 miles. 1 hour 20 minutes.
Long run postponed due to people at the gym. Can’t get a TM yet. Running a couple of errands while we wait.
I love running. I really do. I usually look forward to my runs.
But tonight sucked. It wasn’t the worst run ever, but my heart and my head were just not in the game.
But I did it so I could cross it off in the log–which is something, because normally I would’ve quit about a mile in if I wasn’t feeling it. I’m giving myself credit for finishing it.
Long run on Thursday (5-6 miles). Looking forward to that. :o)
- Run 4 days a week up to Thanksgiving 10k.
- Run Thanksgiving 10k.
- Lose 5.4 pounds by Thanksgiving trip.
- Find a half-marathon training plan.
- Find a training plan for the interim between 10k & half-marathon.