I am most definitely in a funk right now, there is no denying that.
I thought being funemployed would help get me into a running routine or at least make me excited to run since I could go run new places and not have to be anywhere after. Instead it has caused me to have the mentality that “I have all this free time, so I can just run later.” Well later is hot and I hate hot so then I am cranky.
Needless to say I am giving myself a kick in the pants to get recharged and going. I am going through the motions pretty well but I need to get a little spark. I have 6 weeks left.
I can do this.
As you can see this week was a lot of shifting around of workouts and just doing what I could to get in some miles. Let’s hope next week doesn’t see so many workouts with lines through them – I hate doing that!
8 easy 6 easy
team lemon run club night! As always Tuesday was a hotttt one. It seems that Tuesdays, the day I am required to run in the evening, is always the hottest day of the week. I had planned on doing 8 miles, but got 6 done. I ran 3 before on my own, then 3 with Kristin and Sima. I was happy to call it a night at 6.
6.0 miles/54:36/9:06 avg pace
12 ML 6 easy
My last day of work! I woke up early and met Kristin for a morning run. I planned on doing my medium long run and was going to add on after our run, but we were both just feeling generally BLEH for lack of a better word. We were back at the start just under 6 miles and called it a morning.
I planned to either go home and finish my run, or do a double and run later in the day. Well I went home and fell back asleep for an hour, and then Chris’s shift got cancelled so I we decided to celebrate my last day instead.
5.75 miles/51:32/8:58 avg pace
9 tempo 11 ML
My first day off! I ended up sleeping in longer than I wanted but finally got out the door while the air was still slightly cool. It warmed up quick, especially out of the shade, but I just tried to enjoy myself and silence the mental meanies that have been coming out lately. I was very happy to have 11 miles done.
11.0 miles/1:38:08/8:55 avg pace
4 easy 4 hike/trail run
Chris’s work schedule changed again so we had the day to ourselves! I had a hard time pushing myself out the door for yet another around the neighborhood run, so we decided to go out to the Oakland hills to take Kylie and Emma for a hike/trail run.
This is one of my most favorite places to be, it’s so green and lush even in the middle of summer and I just love being there. Being out there definitely made me miss trail running too, so I see adding more of that in the near future. It’s definitely a great way to refresh the running soul.
Kylie and Emma had a blast and were WIPED out. Emma is totally in her element trail running and was definitely showing off for Chris. It was a great morning.
I am guessing we went around 4 miles.
The Giant Race long run! I am still so happy with this day. I love when things work out unexpectedly and turn into such a great run.
17.05 miles/2:33:34/9:00 avg pace
5 easy 8 easy
I struggled getting out the door after a lazy morning and set out into a very warm afternoon. After 2+ miles I was back inside and on the treadmill. You know if you have been reading my blog for any amount of time that I hate the treadmill, and even though I have one in my house I hardly use it. Well today it got used because I was desperate.
The one good thing is on easy days you can make sure the pace is easy! I just plugged along and got 6 more miles done.
8.25 miles/1:17:08/9:21 avg pace
Total for the week: 52.1 miles
6 weeks to go!
I can do this.