Of all the four letter words out there....I'm experiencing the worst one of all.....
It comes out of no where....and smacks me on the side of the head.
And it hits hard.
I've made new plans, usually that gets my juices flowing.....didn't work. I added new activities (cross training)....no go.
I need to strap one of those therapy lights to my forehead. I miss the sun. It's not visible when I get up...it's barely there when I drive home.
I always thought I'd LOVE living in Alaska...now I wonder if I'd survive at all.
I did actually run this weekend. I was supposed to run 3 miles, including the one mile test. I went to a Jeff Galloway seminar in October, and am trying his training plan. I've got the books, I've talked to him myself....but there are things I'm unclear of.
I get the idea of the one mile test....kinda. The book describes the warm up I'm supposed to do, the test, then a cool down. When do I run the other extra miles??? I'm a Capricorn...sometimes we want...no NEED....it spelled out.
We can be a bit OCD at times. :-)
So what did I do? I scrapped the one mile test crap...and just run three miles.
My interval timer battery was dead...so I just ran.
I ran the full three miles without stopping. Which, after running a half marathon, shouldn't be a big deal....but it is. I usually use a run/walk interval system.
Those three miles felt great!!!!!
I jumped on the trail near work and ran. I huffed and puffed at times....but I didn't stop. I wanted to start walking, but didn't allow myself.
I've been stressed out. Work is frustrating, the darkness is killer, I need to win the lottery, and my hubby has been gone for 10 days. I'm ready for the long holiday weekend!!!!!!!!!
While I was out there...I was free. It was pretty chilly (not sure on the exact temp), so I had a long sleeve wicking tshirt and my new orange high viz running jacket....lightweight underarmor gloves, a bondi band over my ears.....and an audio book.
I'm listening to The Long Run...a story of a New York firefighter and elite athlete, and his recovery from being hit by a bus, while riding his bicycle in NY traffic.
It's interesting as all heck....and motivating like nothing else.
I actually even found myself listening to it more when I got home (I usually save them for my drive to and from work). I'm only about half way through, but so far I highly recommend it.