Sunday, September 29, 2013

No run this morning.....

I had everything laid out last night - it was going to be the first time I had tried to run over 6.22 miles and the first time I was going to try my belt and attempt to eat a Gu. I was excited to run, I really was. Though I was nervous because I hadn't remembered that I hadn't run over 4 miles in over a month.

I went to bed at 10:30, my alarm going off at 6:00. I woke up at 6:00 and went to the bathroom and looked out my window and couldn't see anything. The fog was awful. I looked up the weather on my phone and say fog warnings everywhere saying it would burn off between 8 and 9. I was scared to drive on the windy roads to get to my run, and the thought of running on the dark rail trail in all the fog kind of creeped me out, and I wondered how humid it potentially was with all this fog.

I got back into bed and started making Pro and Con lists in my head about whether I should actually run today, especially a long, long run.

--I have tons of work work to do and I don't want to be up until 11:00 doing it - I wanted to be able to get it done during the day so I could enjoy watching TV tonight.

--The scale continued to say good things (I think last night was the first Saturday night we didn't go out to dinner all summer) this morning (and even better when I truly woke up at 8:30) and by not running I would be able to eat my normal weekday foods and thus keep up the momentum all week

--My husband is not feeling well, so it would be best for me  not to be exhausted all day so I can be on Kid duty all day.

--Work is going to continue to stink all week, regardless of how much work I get done today, so I really want to be refreshed for the week

--There is still lingering housework to be done from the last MONTH because I've been tired every weekend (Diva Dash, hauling dirt, 5K last weekend)

So I decided not to run. I fell back asleep and slept gloriously until 8:30.  The fog is still heavy.

I would like to fit in some exercise today - not sure what it will be beyond housework. But I will okay with this decision.

I am not sure about my 6.66 race in 4 weeks.....Right now I am more excited about stepping it up with Weight Watchers, and that means tracking (ugh!) and working out 4-6 times a week - but I am not sure if training is actually what I want to be doing right now. I still will want to do long runs on Sundays, but more for my own desire, not because I HAVE to do a race. Also, when I signed up for the race I knew I would have to miss soccer and my family wouldn't be able to join me because it would be the last soccer game of the season. I am not sure now that I want to miss it :( I haven't made a final decision yet, but that is where my head currently is at.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Jessie! Totally understand you not getting up to run and I'm glad you were able to get some rest. I'm going to be continuing long runs as well (about 6-8 miles) sporadically, but just because I want to keep it up, not because I have to right now.

    You're doing awesome!