Wow! This week just flew by! I was not able to accomplish all that I set out to accomplish!
I was so disappointed...especially since I just started my running blog...and I have ONLY accumulated 14 miles. To the typical "runner" that is a midnight stroll! How will anyone take me serious! And then it dawned on me. That is what I love about reading others running blogs. It is not about what the life of running should look like...it is about what their life brings to running. I love to read the rise and falls...the ups and downs...the striving for more and better even if we can't get there today! So instead of crawling in a hole and waiting to post when I have ran my long run that was suppose to be run on Saturday...I decided to post about what reality is to me as a runner and how running plays an important role in my life...even when running or working out is the minority of what takes place!
I had high hopes for this week! I ran a great 5 miles, which is the longest I have ran since my son! I mapped out a running schedule that will lead me to my half marathon in June, and I was so excited to complete week 2! Monday morning came and I got a call from my sister that she her baby, and I knew she needed my help. I jumped on the treadmill, and ran my easy 3 and then packed the kids and drove the 5 hours to help her. It was a great visit, I was able to get a lot done...cleaning, cooking, and taking care of her 4 and mine! But, in the back of my head I was stressing, "How was I going to get my runs in?" She could tell that I was thinking about something, so I expressed my concern with my runs. She insisted that I leave her with the kids and go run...I actually almost did...as bad as that sounds! And then, just as I was leaving I looked back and saw my sweet selfless sister sitting with her new born, my 7mo., 2 little 2 year olds, all of them on her lap. It was right then that I remembered that running is NOT the most important thing in the world, and that I will NOT destroy my program if I skip a few runs! So this week I relied heavily on my Bryan Kest Power Yoga..I could do it right in the living room, early in the morning!
I got home on Thursday night and I knew that I would be able to get 2 more runs in on Friday and Saturday. My husband travels Monday - Friday and he works Saturdays until 7 or 8! (And I don't run on Sundays) I got on the treadmill Friday to run another 3 miles and that went fine. Saturday I was up at 5:30..but so were all my kiddos! So I thought I would run at night...I took my 2 girls to their gymnastics competition and was home by 8PM! My husband had arranged for us to go to dinner, so we went to dinner, I didn't eat because I thought I would run when I got home!
Bottom line...I was exhausted..I didn't run my long run!