AM- a slow 5 miler on the treadmill
PM- taught a Y50X class and a strength class
My legs are tight and tired. So is my whole body actually. Not the best condition to be in a couple days before a marathon. Oopsies. Oh well, I’m forcing myself to take it easy the next two days.
Dang it, I’m just not good at taking things easy though. There’s always more that needs to be done. I’m pretty sure some of you feel the same way though too, right? Why can’t we just give ourselves a break?
STUFT Daddy just let Kitty and I sleep in. What a gem. He must have known I needed it.
I was seriously exhausted yesterday.
Obviously I had to use this cup.
I was even too tired to brew up my own espresso. I had to go the Tassimo route.
In my delirious state I even asked Judah to take a picture because my pajamas matched my mug.
That probably wasn’t the best idea. No one wants to see that. And yes, I am very aware that I’m not a pretty sight in the morning.
Or at night on my way into the gym to teach classes actually.
It was a bit of a rough day.
I didn’t even take any food pictures yesterday until my 9:30 dinner.
This dinner just isn’t getting old anytime soon.
So yeah, the Carlsbad Marathon is Sunday. It has totally snuck up on me. The last two years I’ve ran it I’ve been totally sick. I’m determined to not let that happen this year. For the next two days I’m really going to force myself to take it easy for the next couple of days.
Instead of working out, I’m planning on just hanging with my men and resting.
So, goals for the race.
I really don’t know. I would love to get a PR, but I don’t like to put a lot of pressure on myself. I don’t want to be disappointed in the outcome. I run and race because I love it. Sometimes I have the urge to get really competitive, but in trying to balance all aspects of my crazy life, I really can’t justify putting that much time and effort into training really hard right now.
The couple weeks that I tried to train hard I was a grumpy mess. So I had to scale back and realize that really, I just want racing to be something that is somewhat competitive, but also just my therapy.
My friend Skinny Runner wrote a really great post yesterday answering running questions and the answer to what she was training for was LIFE. I love that. I’ve realized over the past few months that that’s really where my head is at too.
I don’t necessarily want to be the fastest runner. I want to be a better person because of my love of running.
I’m going to play it by ear Sunday at the race. I’ll be happy with a 3:30ish. If I’m feeling it and decide to get really uncomfortable, then I may shoot for a 3:20 and a new PR, but I just don’t know if that’s in my radar.
Okay enough running chat. Geesh, didn’t mean to get so sappy.
Okay, I’m off to take it easy today and keep those same fabulous pajamas on for awhile. He he.
Here’s a little picture to make your day a little brighter.
Have a good one!
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