Today, I am still in a pretty poopy mood. I am blaming the steroids! My lungs are getting better, but my mood is getting worse! At least my taper is almost over. Work was…meh. My manager is super lame, and I am just going to say – I do not like her. I ended up canceling my OT hours, which I will probably regret later (you know…on pay day) but today I just couldn’t manage to produce more work for the lady that drives me completely insane 5 days a week.
I DID NOT WANT TO RUN TODAY.
Instead I imagined a world where I could put on my biggest, comfiest sweatpants, eat a dinner that contained a lot of nacho cheese and be safely in bed at like, 7. That’s the fastest way to skip to tomorrow – because tomorrow is a new day.
I have a class I am supposed to go to on Tuesday nights, and I didn’t want to go to that either. I have been thinking of dropping out of the class, because I am not sure it benefits me all the much anymore. Things have changed, and the focus has shifted. The teacher is retiring and quite honestly the class is a hassle to fit into my training schedule.
After work (or 10 minutes before my day ended…same thing, right!?) I logged on to Rock My Run because my free mix credit was waiting for me. I love free mix day! I downloaded the 37 minute mix called “blissful beats,” a nice mix between peppy, fun, and inspiring. I figured it might help cheer me up and get me out the door. I lazily put on my Mizunos and then I sat on the couch for about 10 or so minutes pouting. I wasn’t sure where I was going to get my miles done today, and although I probably should have gone outside to train on hills – the weather here is very windy and cold. I just wasn’t feeling all that, so I headed over to the gym. The whole way there, I drove slow because I just didn’t want to go. Once I got there, it was pretty crowded, and I threw a mini tantrum in my head when I noticed a lady was on my “go-to-treadmill.” I didn’t even bother with a walking warm up, I went straight for the run. The two ladies next to me where chatting about their trouble maker kids and they where so loud! I had to turn my ipod up just to try and drown them out! At that moment, I was regretting not being on the trails. :/ The first two miles hurt. I am not sure where it hurt, it just hurt. I was uncomfortable and irritated. Thankfully by mile 3, I was feeling much better. My training plan called for 3.50 miles, but because I had set the timer for 40 minutes I exceeded the mileage.
By the time I was done, I was relieved that I got things done today, and felt a tiny bit better. Except for the part where I was running along around mile 3 (which you can see if my fastest mile!) and two ladies come over and got on the treadmills on either side of me. I knew they were friends, but I just kept on my marry way. As I am running/sweating/panting along, one of them actually asked me if I would “mind moving over so she could talk to her friend….”
CAUTION: Don’t ask an angry runner to move on a treadmill, mid run!!!! I just looked (probably more like glared at) her, and kept going. I decided not to speak, because it would not have been anything nice. Seriously. They got the hint, and continued on their treadmills at the speedy pace of 2.3 while they texted on their phones (probably to each other…about the grumpy runner who wouldn’t move over!)
Seriously…If you’re at the gym, do yourself a favor an resist all communication on your phone. Put it on airplane mode if you must have it with you. You’re gym time should be about you, and nothing else. Focus on your body, and your goals – not your text messages.