Happy Tuesday – it is Tuesday, right? I honestly don’t even know at this point. As I write this, it’s 3 am and J is being a trooper driving us back from a whirlwind road trip.
Following another death in the family, this time on my side, we found ourselves high tailing it up to New York over the weekend. Running, sadly, got put on the back burner and I’m currently going on day four (five?) of not lacing up my shoes. I did pack them with good intentions but as it happens during these kinds of things, more important stuff just got in the way.
Anyway, these next two weeks look be looking rather sad. I’m just glad I’m tapering at this point – I’ve built a solid base where I feel comfortable and honestly, missing a few runs at this point will not make or break me (at least, I’m hoping).
What I was supposed to do:
What I did:
Week #15 Stats:
Injuries/Issues: The only issue I’ve had this week was my lack of time. Sunday ended up being unseasonably warm so I did a short run, Monday my exhaustion caught up with me, Tuesday I had to run after work leaving me only a short amount of daylight. Finally Wednesday I got my act together and ran my long run. After a 5 am wake up call, I ran 20 miles of hills. Yes, hills. It was gloriously cool and I felt great. And given my laziness, I felt a little bit of a need to make up for some slack. I had 24 miles scheduled but I was happy with my 20 and decided to stop there rather than push it. Thursday I took a much deserved rest day, and Friday was when we found out we would be heading up North.
Other notable ramblings: Last week and this week are excellent lessons in learning that you can’t always control what life hands you – no matter what your meticulously planned running calendar says. At this point, I’m just rolling with the punches, and doing what I can when I can do it. Following a great 20 miler, I am feeling very confident in my training and I can only hope that will reflect in my performance in two weeks.