Last week was lovely. My stepmom came into town on Tuesday and didn't leave until this morning (very early this morning I might add). We had such a good time -- she's such an easy house guest and I love her to pieces. We did a smidgen of shopping on Saturday in my little down town -- but otherwise avoided any big crowds in favor of drinking and eating. Lots of drinking and eating. Fun.
I still managed to get 32 miles in last week and 4 of the 5 days were when she was here. I call that a success -- the old me would have just blown it off -- but the new, OMG, I have to run 26 miles in 23 weeks me was all about getting out for the run.
I did, however, miss the Turkey Trot. My first DNS. I had slept terribly the night before and woke up at about 4 and couldn't go back to sleep. My stomach just hurt like hell too - so I was praying for the rain that was predicted -- but when I got up at 6, no rain. So I got dressed, ate a bit (usually that settles my stomach) and thought I'd be able to manage it all. Then I got in my car and the rain started. I hate running in the rain -- it just makes me cold and miserable. I can handle it when it starts while I'm running but to start running in the rain is difficult for me. This comprised with feeling miserable and tired, I just started to cry. Pathetic I know -- but I took that as a sign I just wasn't up for it (mentally this time) so I called my friends and went back to bed for a couple hours.
Ended up being the best decision ever:
- I got two more hours of much needed sleep.
- Stomach was fine when I woke back up
- The rain stopped (I think it stopped before I went back to sleep)
- I missed a 21,000 person run/walk/chaos morning
- and best of all I ran 5 miles later that morning with my boy!!!!!!
Happy Dance -- will take 5 miles with my boy over anything any time.
So I pronounce my first DNS a success :) -- however, I don't plan on making a habit of it. Until I got to the run with my boy part, I was feeling very guilty and pathetic.
Okay -- weekly run summary (thank god for dailymile -- I already have forgotten what I did when):
Monday: yoga. Felt wonderful --
Tuesday: 6.2 miles -- was off of work that day so did it when the sun was out. That was nice.
Wednesday: rest, was maybe going to do a small run but never got around to it.
Thursday: 5 miles with my boy!!
Friday: 6.2 miles. Posted on DM that I was feeling the previous three days of drinking and eating! ha
Saturday: 10 miles. Felt decent though a bit slower than the week before when I did 14. But overall lack of sleep this week was catching up to me. Not sure why I had such a bad sleep week but I did.
Sunday: 5 miles. Thought I should go 6 and wanted to go 4 so split the difference with myself. Not particularly pleasant but I got it done.
Just going along pretty well for me. Trying to decide how to up the miles to 40 -- do I add a day and run 6 days a week or do I just run longer on the 5 days I'm running.
So many things to decide.
On to the week....