5k races? Check. 10k? Check. Half-marathon? Check. Centered, balanced lifestyle? Not so much. Follow me as I share my journey to treat my body and soul well, grow my own food and find that centered place that seems to only come at the end of a yoga class.
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Training Day 5, Finally
I held off on Thursday because I was sore, which was a good decision. Somehow the day got away from me yesterday so I didn't run before my afternoon meeting. The meeting ran later than expected, which meant it was time to leave right when I got home; we were off to check out a Craigslist posting. I thought I would do my run when we got home, but somehow the 1/2 order of onion rings and beer for dinner zapped my motivation. I did go for a walk on the treadmill and stretch, so all was not lost.
No excuses this morning! I chugged some Maalox and headed out. This time I didn't include my warm-up in my time, just for ease of calculation and tracking. I had a tough time out there, as my mind swirled through thoughts about how hard the run was, how much harder the run was than it should be, whether or not I could really make it 30 minutes, etc. I skipped through my iPod searching for something, anything to keep me going. Dixie Chicks, Beyonce and Pink were no match for my mood. I found a bit of my rhythm when I put on 'Till I Collapse by Eminem. I find that song really does the trick for me when I need words and a beat to keep me moving. I pressed on through the 30 minutes, and decided to run a 30 minute distance instead of going 15 minutes out and 15 minutes back. It was harder than it should have been, but I let my mind fight me almost the entire way.
Tomorrow is my distance, which will definitely be a mix of running and walking. I might go for 5 miles since I am incorporating walking.