Can I just say that this week has been…annoying. Mostly work annoying, but still – annoying. For that reason, I’ve been pretty grumpy all week long. Being grumpy means I don’t want to do anything. I just want to relish in my grumpiness, eat ALL the food, and curse the (work) world around me.
But…I can’t do that because there is no time for such mayhem and foolishness.
So, instead I started Monday off with 45 minutes of yoga. I was incredibly sore and stiff, especially after working overtime. The yoga seemed to help my
screaming aching muscles and of course helped to calm me down a bit as well. The plus side to yoga days is that I can do them at home. This means I don’t have to fight traffic getting to the gym, nor do I have to deal with people.
Tuesday I was pretty stressed out, and again it’s all because of work.
Make that a 10-12 hour wait...
Work was piling up and the emails from management were
stupid plentiful. I had evening plans that I was seriously looking forward too, but had to figure out how to fit everything in. This is where I have to let you in on a little secret.
I’ve hinted around, but the fact of the matter is – I am no longer a single girl training for her 5th half marathon.
I’m officially in a relationship.
It’s been fun, exciting, wonderful, admittedly a bit scary (but in a good way), and a bunch of other things all at once. Talk about a whirlwind! But it’s also been HARD! Trying to keep up with my training schedule is not the first thing on my mind. I mean – who wants to do burpees and tons of miles when you can go on a date and have all kinds of fun?!
Not this girl.
Alas…my half marathon is still set for October 5th and those 13.1 miles could care less about my relationship status. So, after clearance from my doctor (since they have no idea what the hip issue is) I decided to regain my focus.
The best part? My non-runner boyfriend encourages me to stay on track and to do my training. After telling him I had 3.5 miles planned for yesterday, he said “no rush, do your run and we can do dinner whenever you’re done.” Relief – no time constraints.
So, I managed to fit in my OT hours, 4.02 miles in 42 minutes on the treadmill, and still get ready and to dinner before it was too late!
Today however, I am growing more weary. After another 10 hour day, I was feeling tired and frustrated with managements antics. I was so close to missing my planned crossed training for today. I put on my shoes and told myself “30 minutes, that is nothing compared to how long I just spent working”…right?!
45 minutes and tons of sweat later, I was finally done. I combined a few things together, including high knees, mountain climbers, squats, lunges, planks, burpees, jump squats, push ups, sit ups, bicycles, calf raises and a few other things that I can’t remember right now. (Selective amnesia maybe?)
The hair says it all.
I hated it. I hated every minute of it.
But I’m glad it’s done. And I’m glad I can cross another day off the training plan.
Here’s to training even throufh life’s changes.