Thoughts:The rain derailed my running this week. I felt pretty unmotivated last week in general because of some work stress but feel that the slower week was beneficial. This week, I am feeling renewed and ready to stay strong for the next few weeks leading to my first Half. Even though my 5K on Saturday wasn’t , I was on pace for a PR and was faster than my training plan calls for to run a 2:45 Half. Even though time is not important to me, I am in it to finish, it still feels good to be on the right track.
Some of you may remember how much I disliked the picture on the cover of Steve Jobs biography Steve Jobs.The picture bothers me. It is creepy and the eyes follow you like in a horror movie. (I of course am deeply sorry for Steve Jobs’ family and their loss but I could not resist sharing the two pictures below.)
You can follow my previous weeks training and current DVD rotation on my Workouts page.
Sunday: Yoga 60 Minutes
Monday: Elliptical 30 Minutes
Tuesday: 3.22 Miles
Wednesday: Yin Yoga 90 Minutes
Thursday: 2.34 Miles
Saturday: Rest (I had to work the entire day for Year End.)
Thoughts:I did not do the speed training scheduled for Saturday. I thought I could do it before I went into the office but slept too late. My strength training has dropped off a cliff in the last few weeks, I need to schedule it in and actually do it. This was a very low mileage week, I want to go back to adding a fourth day of running. I felt fine doing that as long as it was at an easy pace.
Goals for the coming weeks:
1. Stick to the plan.
2. Make time for strength training.
3. Keep going to Yoga.
I had some fun playing with my new camera this week. Some of the pictures I took.
Balloon is going to get you.
I control this balloon with my glowy eyes.
Through a window. It seemed like a good idea.
My neighbors think I am strange because I am taking pictures of the street.
He is kind, considerate, and just the nicest guy you will ever meet but is he making me fat?
This week I have written a lot about motivation because I had none all week. Would I be more motivated to run if I had a partner to run with? Is it easier for couples who both enjoy working out, to achieve their goals?
J loves sweets. Cookies, candy, and ice cream are always in our house. I usually have little interest in eating them and fill up on healthier fare but sometimes it is hard. Would it be easier to kick back on the couch with a pint of Ben and Jerry’s instead of all the hours in the kitchen I spend prepping healthy lunches and dinners? Probably. Is that how I want to live? No.
Don’t get me wrong, J is very supportive of my running. He understands my going to bed early on the weekends and getting up super early to beat the heat. He waits for me to finish my workouts after work so we can eat together. It really is all I can ask for but I wish sometimes he was out there with me and that there was not a lifetime supply of Australian Liquorice in my kitchen.
When you add kids into the mix, I do not know how some people do it.