The Long run that Wasn’t….and other annoyances.
So, I needed to do 12 miles this week on a long run.
I was also scheduled to go to Indianapolis Indiana, for a work trip.
Now. Here’s the thing about Indianapolis. It is not in Florida. It is COLD. So I thought about it for a bit….and rearranged all my workouts. I scheduled out the Long for Thursday morning.
So for some reason Wednesday night, i could not sleep well. I was actually very nervous in regards to the run, and all the packing and dog boarding and cleaning up work loose ends that I needed to do- so…no good sleep.
I wake up pretty well and am feeling good. A breeze through the window tells me that is is nice and cool outside…
Then I and the Doggie actually GO outside. It is COLD, and it’s drizzling.
No Matter I tell myself. I am really tired, so I actually go back to sleep for a while, figuring that it is cool enough that I can get out later.
I wake up 2 hours later. get all ready to go, and make it to the Clay trail.
I run about a half a mile and the RAIN starts to pour down.
I run 1.5 miles…all is going well. Except I am so bored and frustrated. I look outside and note that it is no longer raining, so I head outside….and realize that I am really tired. Home, Nap. Work 2 hours. Drop dog off for boarding.
SOOOO On the way back from the boarding, I go to the West Orange Trail, thinking yeah, “I’m gonna get my 12 in…” Really at this point, i should have realized too many attempts had been made! I get out of the car and it starts pouring again….
SO back to the gym.
I run 2.25 on the mill, and again, it is mind numbing. My hip started to feel odd too so I quit. I was kind of about to walk out of the gym….but then I saw the guy who writes my plans. I told him about my Day. He then said, “Well if you were really tough you’d do the rest on the treadmill….don’t you have a race?” He was kidding, I think. But…totally got under my skin. I took a deep breath, put on my “Big Girl Treadmill panties”
And started running again. I made it another 5 miles before I got over being Pissed off. I must have looked like hell because the new trainer was attempting to recruit me….I’m talking to him, and my coach looks a bit interested- not because he cares about the business, but I think he just wanted to know what we were talking about. New Trainer at the gym reveals himself to be kind of a bizarre…pompous individual, trying to recruit and be nice at the same time, we’ll see…but I’m sticking with Skeletor, he is as far as I know, the very best for me.
I still want to do a long run this week, but Coach said NO, No no, NO. so I am going with No.