Saturday was to be my big 22 mile run. I think I got in almost 9 miles. The first part of the week went fairly well. I had the usual packed week of teaching classes and fitting in my shorter runs:
Tuesday- 6 miles
Wednesday- Cardio Sculpt and Spin
Thursday- 7 miles
Friday- slept in.
So I knew in order to get all 22 miles in I had to get on the road by 5:30 am. Unfortunately, I had to do the first hour and 30 minutes alone. It’s dark at 5:30 am. Very dark. But I talked myself into getting up at 4:15 am to prep for the long ass run. I was totally ready too. I opened the back slider and took one look out into the duper dark back door and closed it. Ummm, it’s too dark, yo. I then sat on the couch and
pouted thought about the meaning of life for an hour before heading out to meet Mary. We ran just about 9 miles before I had to take off. The reason I had to be done by 8:30 am was to see Amara score her very first goal in her soccer match! I am so glad I was there in time to witness the big kick.( I missed the first 10 minutes or so). I would have felt so bad if I missed her score!
She was pretty pumped! Miles’ team lost- this is new for him. It’s his first loss in his soccer career. He seemed ok with it since he scored a goal. Kid has mad skills. My plan was to run for another hour after her game. Come back and watch Miles play soccer and then run some more until I hit 22 miles. Well, that was probably the dumbest plan I have had in the history of plans- ever. I was
too cold, too stiff, too hungry, too thirsty, too tired and too full of excuses to complete the run. I only beat myself up about it for about an hour or two. I plan on doing 20-22 this Saturday as my last super long run before the Big Show. I was thinking about my week ahead and realized about an hour ago that the Friday before the big run, I will be teaching 4 classes. Again. I vowed never to do that again. Twice I vowed this. This Friday I am teaching 2 Total Body Sculpts and 2 Spin classes. First class starts at 5:45 am and the last one begins at 12 noon. Maybe it’s a good thing to train on overly tired legs? What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger? We shall see about that! I’m not complaining, just stating the facts. I would also like to point out that I find it very difficult to carb load and hydrate properly for my run when I am using up every ounce of carbs and water for teaching on Friday. Any advice? I’m all ears. Especially if your advice includes downing boxes of Hot Tamales.
Which I have not had in over 2 weeks. This is HUGE news. Trust me. HUGE.
Song of the Day: Royals by Lorde. I just like the song. It’s pretty chill. I think the singer is cool and I like that she does not look like she would sound as she does. Whatever that means. The kids are fans of this one too and I am pretty sure Amara knows the whole song. I use her secretly to learn the words. Shhh, don’t tell her! Actually, she already knows that I use her for that. She’s fine with it. She better be, or I will ground her.