Wow, it’s been a crazy busy week. Work has been super nuts and we’ve had family in town with a couple of birthday parties, one being for my son who just turned 7. So much fun though! It can be a challenge though to train for a marathon around life obligations. That said, where there’s a will there’s a way. Plus it’s also helpful when family is supportive. 🙂 I was able to stick to my training plan and get a run in on Saturday. It also worked out that Saturday’s normal long run was actually only about a half hour this week.
I left the house Saturday’s run thinking I would be extra sluggish after eating bagels, pizza, sandwiches and birthday cake all day. It was after my son’s party. It was getting dark and it was rainy. It was just one of those I-don’t-feel-like-doing-this-but-know-I-need-to runs. I laced up, grabbed a rain jacket and got out there. The 5 minute warm up was tedious but I did feel better to be out in the fresh air. Once I hit the faster part of the workout though I felt surprisingly strong and was able to finish the rest of the workout at the required pace without even feeling tired or exhausted at the end. Not every run is one of those runs where I feel amazing and like I’m nailing it so I’ve grown to appreciate those days where everything just seems to work out. 🙂
I also published this week’s video blog on YouTube! Enjoy!