I didn't do a long run this week. I intended to. I was on the street doing it when I realized I wasn't going to do it. Say what? Here's the story. I decided that I was going to do 14 Sunday morning. I've been doing 12 for the last few months but I decided that since the half marathon is coming up in about a month, I wanted to up it a little to get ready. So I had planned 14. I set my alarm for 5:30 and went to bed early so I could get enough sleep. It was hard getting up that early. It was Spring Break last week and I slept most mornings until 7:30 or 8. But I jumped right up at 5:30, ready to do the 14. I started out and was actually excited about it. The weather was perfect and I felt great. I got about a half mile down the road when it hit me. I think I was thinking about times and what time I wanted to get for this 14 and what time I would get home. I have to be home by 6:45 to start getting ready for church b/c we go to early service. That's when it hit me. I can't run 14 miles in an hour and 15 minutes!!!! If I could, I'd have to seriously think about changing my career!! What did I do wrong? That's when I realized I'd gotten up an hour too late. I was supposed to get up at 4:30. Not 5:30. My brain had gone to sleep before my body the night before and I set my alarm for the wrong time. I then had to figure out what to do. Do I run it anyways and be late for church? I knew that Susan would have started to worry about me when I didn't come back until they were about to leave. Do I stop and do it later?? I just decided to give up the long run for the week and I would run 6 miles instead. About the time I decided that, I looked down and was literally inches away from stepping on a life possum. He had his head in a McDonalds sack and didn't see or hear me until I screamed a little. Actually, I think I said "WHOA!!" (or maybe something else) and he popped his little head out and just stared at me. So I was kindof disappointed to just do the 6 and it's really gotten me behind this week but I guess it's ok to take a week off of the long runs every once in a while. I WILL do 14 this Sunday, rain or shine!
By the way, I got done with my 6 weeks of pushup training last week. I had followed the program on hundredpushups.com and supposedly would be able to do 100 pushups after I finished. I was pumped to try my 100 on Saturday. All I have to say is, 100 PUSHUPS MY FOOT!! I could only manage 60 before I collapsed on the floor. Not sure what happened but the program was a bust. I meant to keep trying this week but I haven't kept up with it. Oh well. You win some. You lose some.
(LATER UPDATE - I tried pushups again tonight (March 25) and was able to do 80 so I'm getting closer. I think I'll keep trying.)
Carter's race is in 2 weeks. Very exciting. Training is going well. I've joined Dailymile whatever that is. I'm still figuring it all out but feel free to search for me there. Click here.
Have a great weekend and
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