First thing…. please go check out the comments on this post. Basically, my idol (aka the girl who went from praying she could sub-4 hour marathon to killing it with a 3:37) commented on a post. Hello! That means she had to of read my blog. Yes, I have a huge head right now.
Ok, where were we?
Busy week in the books for me! I finished the weekend with really heavy legs. I am not sure what my deal was. I am blaming the 2 weeks of house stuff where I didn’t do CrossFit and my runs kind of sucked. After my horrible long run this weekend I was waiting for my “I love running, running is the shit” run, and it didn’t happen. Instead on Sunday and Monday my legs felt like they were full. And I was pissed. My training had me running to and from CrossFit last night (yes, I already love this coach) and I felt good! It was a slow run but given I did CrossFit in the middle of a 7mile run and didn’t want to chop my legs off, I was happy!
I have been rocking my new fav shirt from my
roomster friend. Think I can consider it business casual and wear it to work?
Lately, a few of my friends have asked me what I think about when I am running. I couldn’t really answer that right away because honestly, I didn’t know. The past few days when I ran, I payed attention to where my mind wandered. I pretty much had the same thoughts every run
- I would number crunch for miles. What’s my pace? What’s the distance I am going to end up running after x amount of time? Should I speed up or slow down?
- Freaking out. My mind would be racing thinking about the marathon. I am almost worried that I am too far behind on my training. So, using my fingers and all, I would go over my long run schedule 73 times, over and over again.
- I’m hungry, what’s for dinner, what time am I eating, or something of the sort
- Having an “A-ha” moment when I realize “So thiiiis is what I think about when I run”
The number crunching and freaking out are the biggest things. I am weeks out and I am so so worried I won’t be ready. I feel like I should be killing 15 mile runs by now but in my head, I am nowhere near close. Maybe I am, but I haven’t tried so I don’t know for real.
I meet with my running coach tomorrow and I already have a list of things I want to ask him. Talking face to face is way easier than email. I pray that after meeting with me and being asked 4billion questions he doesn’t quit on me.
Tonight he has me doing another speedy run and then tomorrow I get to run with him. I might try and sneak in CrossFit again tonight too, even though it isn’t on my schedule! Total badass, I know.
What do you think about when you run/workout?