Why hello there!
It’s been a couple days since I’ve checked in and that can all be boiled down to the small, irritating fact that last week was a miserable, awful, atrocious week from hell regarding running, the scale, and my general life. #melodramatic
I could not gather any motivation to put my shoes on and run. I’m now sitting at about 7 miles behind on my training (in the grand scheme of things, not terrible, but..) and I’m just angry with myself. And then the one day I decided I was motivated enough to run I made it .21 miles (ZERO POINT TWENTY ONE) before I had to call it quits because of my damn knees. I still don’t know what was going on with them, but they hated me for a while. After that I had a full blown meltdown on the phone with my mom for about 30 minutes complaining about everything that I saw.
I’m a peach.
And then Sunday came along. I had plans to go see The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (for the third time) with a couple friends (one is technically my boss? supervisor?) from the church I volunteer at every Saturday. I decided the night before I would run to the theater knowing I had a 4 miler planned for Sunday. And boy howdy I actually did it! Even with waking up at 12:45 in the afternoon (…I was up until 4am which makes that okay) and the movie starting at 2:30. I left my apartment around 1:20 and set off. I ran planned my route to go through one of the local running trails and the architecturally famous bridge (Sundial Bridge) and I’m REALLY GLAD I did that. It was probably 65 or 70 degrees outside and everyone decided to spend the day outside. It was nice being around active people. I ended up making it to the theater 10 minutes before showtime.
Not too pleased with my time. I guess that what happens when you take 4 lazy days and add mileage. Running is hard. But, I DID IT. And I can’t be upset with that.
And onwards to this week’s training schedule!
Wednesday: 3 miles
Thursday: 30 minutes of cross training
Friday: 3 miles
Sunday: 5 miles
Fingers crossed that I actually stick to it this week. I can’t keep putting the runs off.
I’m also setting a goal of taking more pictures when I run or when I do things, period. Garmin pictures will just get boring after a while, right?
How easy is it for you to push through a “meltdown?”