I expressed the other day how marathon training has burned me out and left me drained, exhausted, and moody. Well, after my last “long run” (16 miles) on Sunday, I actually feel like I can breathe! YAY! I feel like I have some time to think about other things. Time to do other things. I’m excited about this coming weekend because I will have time. The run on my schedule is a “short run” – 12 miles – so I’m really looking forward to this run and my weekend because my run won’t suck the life outta me!
And then, there was the fact that The Hus started making comments about how I was constantly on the go, constantly complaining about how I never have any time, and I never spend any time with him. He actually did a mock impression of me tonight. To which we both busted out laughing at the end because it was oh-so-true. I just really had my mind on running 24/7. All during the week that was all I could think/worry about – how I was eating, hydrating, feeling, mentally preparing for the next long run, etc…along with trying to manage all the other aspects of my life. Which I failed at miserably. Thank God I have a supportive, understanding hubby.
I feel confident, that
if when I train for another marathon, I will prepare and make plans to be better, um, prepared. I’ll attempt to figure out a better routine for balancing things/life. I’m sure I will learn how to do this because after getting some half marathons under my belt, I’m comfortable now with them – the training, the “leading up to the race” stuff. And maybe I’ve been extra worried about this marathon because of how bad my first one was 10 years ago?
I dunno. But anyway. This training has challenged me, my life, my brain, my routine, everything. I know it’s not over, but I at least feel like I can finally breathe. I’m still mentally focused on the marathon, but I feel kinda peaceful about it. I feel confident. #knockonwood But I mean really, I’ve prepared for October 19th. I am prepared for October 19th. I have no other goal other than to finish without injury.
On that note, I decided not to do the Run Like a Girl half marathon this weekend. My schedule is for a 12 miler, and sadly, I don’t feel like being an over-achiever this weekend. 😉 I don’t wanna have to set an alarm. I don’t want to put an extra pressure on myself. Is that weak?? So I’ll do my 12 miles whenever I wake up…on my own stomping path…with my own thoughts. And I’m excited about that. 🙂
After Sunday’s 16 miles, I did strength class on Monday. Um, maybe not my smartest plan, but I made it work. Since I probably should have done spinning on Monday instead, I chased strength class with some spinning tonight. 🙂
So. Last night when my mom was over for dinner, I overheard her tell The Hus that she was scared of our coffee cup cupboard. I dunno why…it’s not like they are actually falling out or anything…
When we move, I will have a little “coffee bar” area like this…
Oh hey! P.S. I had pizza 3 times over the last weekend. 🙂 Just thought you would want to know.
What is a vegetable that you hated as a kid, but you love it now?? I hated pretty much all the veggies except corn and green beans. But now I LOVE most all of the veggies. Except kale. Sorry. I can’t get on board with that one. Unless they are the store bought, flavored kale chips. 🙂