I was supposed to do a 10 mile race this morning. I had ambitious goals for it (7:30 pace, which I really think is do-able for me). But last night I decided to bail. Why? I had an EXHAUSTING week, with trial Tuesday – Friday (out of town). During trials I don’t eat well. And I don’t hydrate well. And I don’t sleep well. Needless to say, that combination of things doesn’t make for optimal preparation for an ambitious race. When I mentioned my week to coach, he agreed that it wasn’t a good idea to race – since my crappy week could stress the body too much and lead to injury. So, I bailed.
And that was definitely the right decision. I struggled this morning doing 10.5 miles at 8:45 pace. It felt horrible. But what a good reminder about how important taking care of your body is!
So while this was a disappointing week in terms of mileage and running goals, I’m just chalking it up to a major cut-back week and moving forward.
Vacation! 8 days of sunning, running and funning in Cedar Key, Florida. I have never needed a vacation so badly in my life. Seriously. The last 4 months have been exhausting, with the life changes and the insane amount of work (3 trials done, 1 more to go 2 days after I get back from vacation). My plan for the next 8 days: relax and recharge. I plan on enjoying every minute of the time that I get to be with the kids and my family. I plan on running like a mad man. I plan on consuming tons of delicious food and red wine. And, mostly, I plan on just being thankful for all the good things I have going on in my life.
I’m bringing the laptop, so stay tuned, I may update the blog. (Though at least 2 of my 5 readers will be with me in Florida!)
Oh – and look at Carter – he got glasses! A little mini-me now. 🙂 So cute!