After taking several days away from the blogging and technology world to relax and enjoy the holiday weekend, I felt a bit overwhelmed when my google reader told me that I have nearly 200 unread items this morning. Yikes, I don't know if I will ever catch up but I'm sure going to try.
D and I spent the weekend relaxing, eating, seeing family, and enjoying the company of one another. We don't often get the opportunity to spend weekend days together, especially holiday weekends, because of my job. So having three stress-free days together not worrying about the laundry, how badly my bathroom needs to be cleaned, or trying to pack events into our small moments together was truly lovely. But now my house is a disaster, I feel exhausted, and I don't want to go back to work...I just want to take a nap.
On the workout front, I have had some fairly terrible runs in the past week. My knee is healing and almost back to its usual self, but my legs feel like they weigh about a million pounds a piece. I've been eating too much garbage for the past few days and skimped out on my resistance sessions in the last week, and this has me a tad lethargic. I know that an inconsistent resistance training schedule is basically a waste of time, yet I have been having difficulties sticking to my planned resistance dates this summer. In addition the humidity that seems to be hanging around 24 hours a day here has been sucking all of my energy. Every run has felt like a fight for the past several days and sadly I haven't enjoyed a run in about a week, and it is really frustrating to me right now.
So what am I going to do about it
Maybe start running with my ipod again. I haven't done this in about four years. Maybe it will distract me from the heat a bit and help mix things up a bit.
Wake up earlier. While I do not want to do this, trying to push through late mornings runs on the on a path that offers no shade is really draining me. So 6 am runs here I come.
Stop eating crap. Fresh apple doughnuts, homemade cherry almond ice cream and strawberry rhubarb crumble, and candy are not exactly power foods. I love produce, especially summer produce. More watermelon and peaches, less sour patch kids.
Stretching. Stretching after 3 out of every 6 or 7 runs ain't cuttin it for me.
Stop forcing it. When my legs are tired on a run, I have a bad habit of forcing myself to go the distance anyways. If after 7 of 11 miles the legs haven't loosened I need to stop telling myself to give it another mile "just to see". I just need someone to tell me "let some miles go crazy pants".
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