Eight days from now I will be running my 8th half marathon and at this time I should be tapering...which I guess I kinda sorta am.
I ran once this week, fell and busted my body all up....if you read my last post, you saw all the scars on my chin, knees, and hands.
I woke up on Wednesday, the day after my fall and felt like my body had been slammed against a brick wall. My jaw was sore, my ribs were sore and my arms felt like I had been lifting 20 lb weights. Every time I stretch my legs, my knees scream from the burns of the scratches, to put it mildly I have been pretty miserable recovering from that stupid fall!
Not to mention I am having the cold weather blues and if I don't get my workout in in the morning I am done for. I get home from work, exhausted and it's dark outside and it makes me just want to curl up on the couch and call it a day.
I wanted so badly to rock this training and bust out a new PR for this race, but that just doesn't appear to be what's going to happen. I want to be motivated and I want to get my runs and workouts done, I'm just not motivated and just not feeling the urgency to get my sweat on.
Honestly I blame this cold weather and the fact that I have been so overwhelmingly busy at work that by the time I get done and home I am too tired to even think about working out.
What I need to do and here's the kicker (I KNOW THIS) I need to get my lazy butt out of the bed in the mornings and just get my workout done!
I know that I will feel so much better when I am done and then it's done and I can begin my day.
As for my half marathon next weekend, it's going to be an interesting race, I plan to get into a comfortable running pace, do my run/walk method, and take my time. I am going to try not to worry about my time and how fast I am running (I say this but I know I will be beating myself up for running a slow race lol damn perfectionist that I am) and finish my 8th half marathon.
As for 2014, I haven't really been planning my race calendar yet, which is pretty odd for me. I am usually jumping all over the internet finding my next race to train for.
I think I am so discouraged with my current training that maybe next year I will just wing it so that I am now feeling so bogged down and pressured during training.
I do hope to run half marathons #9 and #10. So that means possibly a spring/summer and fall/winter. I think that's doable.
Have you started planning your 2014 race calendar?
Anyone running any races in the south?