Today has been a bad day. End of story. But of course there is more. My dear sweet child didn’t want me to run this morning. Being optimistic, I turned on the Sworkit app and did 15 minutes worth of circuits with little man. Then I headed out for a mile to see if I had any pain while running.
But I am getting ahead of myself…this week has been awful mileage wise. I have only run 4 miles out of my 19 scheduled so far. I ran yesterday fully intending to run my 8 miles, until my left knee and hip started aching pretty badly. I pushed past it to get to a measly 3 miles but the pain kept getting worse. Took it easy the rest of the day and did some flexibility work.
Fast forward back to today…circuits, a pain free mile and a good breakfast. Great start to my day right?! Well my initial plan was to run during nap time, even though it would be the hottest part of the day. I didn’t anticipate 96 degrees. And humid. So nap time run didn’t happen. After that my mindset just went downhill. I was tired of people other than my husband trying to be a parent to little man, tired of my kid not listening, and very tired of not getting my miles in. Speaking of the mister, I am also tired of being alone, this training can’t come to an end soon enough! Back to my run today, it never happened. I’m mad but I knew that it wouldn’t happen. I was in such a bad mood. Normally a run will help my mood but today didn’t feel like one of those days. Sounds like a load of crap, I know. I’m trying to shake the mood and get in bed at a good time tonight so I can wake up and get it done tomorrow!
In other news my dreams of running the Marine Corps Marathon may be crashing down around me. I was very fortunate to get a fundraising spot for Team Red, White, and Blue. The fundraising goal is very low for MCM, at $300. That is what gets my bib and some RWB perks. I have the majority of my fundraising goal, $235, but I am coming to terms with just how much the trip will be. Hotel with parking, $400 for 2 nights, plus gas to and from and meals. And anything I would want from the expo like a jacket or hat. So probably close to $900? I have these thoughts in the back of my mind and it has been slowly eating away at me. I want this so badly and it not coming to fruition, well it just sucks. I’ve considered setting up an Indiegogo page for loving family and friends, or even strangers, to donate to my dreams.
Another thought in the back of my mind is how the hills in Blue Ridge are going to chew me up and spit me out. I am beyond excited to become an ultra marathoner. The Blue Ridge trip is much less expensive and way more low key. I’m getting off track again. Anyway, those hills…I live on the coast so maybe 31 miles on the Appalachian Trail was a bad idea for my first Ultra. Too late now! I am all signed up and just need to book the hotel. Since it is my first, my main goal is just to finish, which I know I will. I’m just scared.
Whew…lots going on in my mind. I guess I need to blog more so my posts aren’t so lengthy. Kudos to y’all who have stuck with me.
As I approach my HUGE races this fall I am trying to drop some weight to get into prime performance mode. Listen to me sounding like an actual athlete. 😉 Well I have jumped head first into, If It Fits Your Macros, affectionately, IIFYM. I have just finished out my second day of it and I am loving it. I bought a kitchen scale to weigh my foods and it is super easy to get all my macros in by the end of the day. The end of the day is actually the best, whatever macros I haven’t used I get to use in a tasty dessert. Greek yogurt, chocolate and cookies. Or something like that. Seriously awesome. I’m very excited to see the changes in my body over the next few weeks. I’m going to update on it when I have been following it for a while!