Running does not suck.

Nearly everything about today’s workout sucked.  I didn’t hit my paces.  I didn’t hit the number of repeats that I was supposed to do.  It was slippery.  It was cold.  I was tired.  My legs were heavy.  My lungs felt like they were going to explode.  My heart rate was too high. I got honked at (in a mean way) by 3 cars.  And I eventually called it quits, cut the run short and went home.

What didn’t suck about today’s workout was that I was running.  And for that – for every step that I run – I am thankful.


Less than six weeks til Phoenix.  A few things that I’m supposed to start working on:

Getting naked and sweating my ass off with fat old ladies.  (a/k/a – 20 minute saunas, 2 or 3 times a week to start firing the sweating mechanisms in case phoenix ends up warm; won’t ANYTHING seem warm compared to 20 below zero??)  I will also be working on the sweating thing in warm, sunny Florida in 2 weeks!

Hydrating.  Already.  Note to self:  contact Coach MG and clarify whether he meant with beer and red wine.

Sleep.  Ok – coach didn’t say this.  I’m saying it.  I’ve been too busy with life and work and running.  My sleep has not been optimal.  Gonna try to be better.

Core.  I was doing great at the beginning.  Then slacked.  I’m picking it back up now.  I think I have time to make the core stronger.


So on that note, I’m off to hydrate a bit with a large glass of pinot before turning in early!



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