Thank goodness today is a rest day! I don’t think I could run today if someone was chasing me. I might be able to run if my child’s life was in danger, but I’m not even sure of that. I’m worn out, physically and mentally. The physical is obvious – I’ve been a shoveling fool and the snow is HEAVY! My quads and shoulders are screaming! (Guess I’m doing something right though – my back doesn’t hurt at all.) I ran 7.1 miles yesterday at a 10:07 pace. I actually ran faster than that as I didn’t stop Garmin every time I had to step aside for a car or stop to walk over ice. The entire time, my legs felt like bricks. I also hit 32.5 miles for the week. I’ve only gone over 30 miles in a week four times before in my life! So, yeah, I guess my body has a right to be tired.
But, dude, look at those guns!
Mentally, I’m not sure what my issue is. I’m sure having to choose between the treadmill or doing circles in my neighborhood is part of it. Not having my kid-free time to do as I please is part of it. Wondering which run will be the one where I fall on my rear or twist my ankle may play a part in it. Eh, who knows. All I know is that I am super thankful for a rest today and a fall back week for this week. Having 10 miles as my long run for the week makes me happy.
Life is still bizarre here. I’m so ready to get back into normal patterns. I had to go to my “last resort” grocery store again today. I managed to get most of what I needed, but this store carries very little in the way of organic produce and doesn’t have a bakery, so I had to make some compromises. Oh, well, it was worth not having to deal with the parking lots at the popular stores around here. I must have been hungry when I was there though as I had the weirdest urge to buy marshmallows (did) and beef jerky (didn’t and WTF? I can’t remember the last time I had jerky). No, I am not pregnant OR PMSing. Bizarre.
On a different note, I got a message on Facebook from Sean Potts today (gotta love a marathon that’s small enough that the race director friends you on FB LOL). They are trying to get a racer from every state. We all know that Arizona has RunningLaur, but wouldn’t you like to represent your state? If any of my readers want to join us, I’d love to meet you and heck, I’ll even bring you a beer! Check out the Bob Potts Marathon website if you are interested.