This winter is trying so hard to beat me. It keeps slapping me with one.last.awful.day. Spring keeps trying to arrive, but then winter beats it back.
I am so done.
Yesterday was rough. I was tired and sore and the weather just sucked: low 40s and off and on rainy. The thought of putting on my running tights AGAIN and multiple layers on top just made me want to cry. Also, I’m so far behind on, well, everything, that the thought of devoting close to two hours to a run when I really needed to work and do my taxes and maybe unbury my house from all the laundry just seemed overwhelming.
I finally made a deal with myself: I could run the 10 miles on the treadmill and I could go as slowly as I wanted. Why was this attractive to me? One word: iPad.
Yes, my friends, I’ve discovered that I can perch my iPad on the console and surf the internet or read or watch a video. Yesterday I spent the two hours catching up on my blog reading LOL.
It wasn’t pretty, it wasn’t fast, there was some walking, but I got it done. 11 miles in 2 hours and 9 minutes.
And then I treated myself to a yummy waffle with chocolate chips.
Today, I have another 10-11 mile run. Thankfully, the weather is supposed to be much nicer and my schedule today allows me to wait for it to warm up. I’ve come so far. I’ve run so many miles. I just need to hang on tight, push through the mental burnout, and get this thing done.
Am I the only one who falls apart at the end of a training plan? When I get past 40 miles per week, it seems my body and my life start rebelling.
Only a few more days to enter my PROCompression Sock giveaway!!! (Another giveway starts next Monday, so stay tuned to see what that is…)