Happy Friday! Oh wait, it’s not Friday is it?! It’s been a weird week already. After Sunday’s 20 miler, I felt drained all day Monday and yesterday. I tried running, I really did but I didn’t have enough will power or discipline.
Last night after work, I came home, immediately got dressed and headed to the basement to jump on the treadmill. I looked at it and the thought of 4 miles seemed impossible. I jumped on anyway only to have my internal voice talk me right out of running.
I was frustrated and disappointed with myself. I spent the rest of the evening tending to the kids and trying to forget the craptastic run attempt. Once the kids went to bed I was still feeling unsettled. So I channeled my energy into a craft project that I’ve been putting off. I started it a few weeks back and it was taking longer than expected. I was using ModPodge and it just wasn’t going the way I thought it should so I just shut it down. It’s been sitting on my desk collecting dust and I figured if I wasn’t going to run, I should at least finish a project that might actually provide the much needed inspiration I needed.
After an hour and a half, a glass of Pinot and a hot glue gun (TIP, don’t use Modge Podge, go right to the Hot Glue Gun), I was happy with the way it turned out. If you want to do it, this is the best place to find the letters. Buy here. The project was a great way to remember some races that I had forgotten about. It did just what I hoped it would do. I was excited at the thought of adding more bibs and possible adding to my wall. I was motivated enough to pack my running gear and try to get a runch in.
Again I was faced with a treadmill in the closet we call a fitness center or going outside. The weather was gorgeous but my office isn’t in the best area so finding a route outside can be tough but it was worth a shot. Turns out, we have a trail that runs right through a local college and it’s perfect. 4 miles…at lunch..done! BOOM! Just like that, I’m feeling it again! It’s amazing what a new route can do for you!
So this weekend is Rock ‘n’ Roll St. Louis and I’m excited. Funny how just 6 weeks ago this was my fall race. We are getting so close. Crazy to think two weeks from tomorrow, I’ll be heading to NYC!! It’s getting close!
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How is your fall racing going? Are you done? Did you race Chicago? What’s left on your race calendar?