I realized today that I am just kind of training to train. It’s kind of annoying.
I have no races on the schedule. My running miles are increasing at an inchworm speed…and I just feel like I’m doing workouts with no purpose. Yes. I’m getting fitter, and faster, but for what?
Today I had a bike and a Run. It said not a brick. Last night my intention was to go do a spin at 5 am at the gym and then run after work. This morning, however was SO cold (ha ha, it was 43 F…I am a wuss!) that I snuggled under my comforters and decided to just do both after work.
Yeah, it seemed like a good good idea at the time. After work, all I wanted to do was actually crawl back under the covers. I have a number of projects that are irritating at work, and they are all getting partially done, but not fully done, so it’s kind of one of those things…and then my Boss wanted to talk at me about her back in the day life. I made the mistake of complaining about the Secretary who is there to support both myself and my boss, but seems to think she is only there for my Boss. The secretary may be in for a surprise. My Boss is trying to make things a bit easier for me as she has realized that this job while it is interesting and good…is not a hill I’m prepared to die on. She doesn’t want to ever have to do it again in an interim period, so it behooves her to make me happy, but I digress….
The last 45 minutes of work felt kind of like someone was slowly sucking my soul from me…
So it’s no wonder when I got to doing my run I felt kind of Meh. I also realized I forgot my ipod so it was a silent kind of a run. It went better than I expected in the end, and I enjoyed the 64 degree weather….it was almost a touch too hot.
After I ran inside and started the 50 minute grind session on the bike trainer. I can’t ride my bike well enough to get in a solid 50 minute session, plus the sun went down. Again, no tunes. SO this was kind of like torture because with no tunes, one must listen to the selection of music at the gym. TO my happy surprise todays selection wasn’t as bad as usual and there was one song I wish I knew the name of, cause I’d totally drop 0.99 cents on it at iTunes. But the cycle itself just felt gross. It’s hard to cycle right after a run…legs felt exhausted. Still I eventually got it done and tomorrow, I get to reverse all that and do a brick! Yee Haw Brick brick….
Plus tomorrow, I’m taking the bike outside under “Cover of Darkness” so I don’t embarrass myself TOO terribly much falling and trying to figure out the whole pedalling thing. Crazy huh.