Monday's post... that never got posted.
My theme for the day seems to be... don't panic... everything will be fine.
Running... oh running... how do I miss thee? Let me count the ways...
I stayed off my leg all last week. I hoped to get out to run 16 miles on Saturday, but just wasn't sure if I'd even be able to go 1.
I did go 1, and it felt so great... then my calf started to cramp up and pull. Dang! It hurts!!! Probably against better judgment I pressed on, to see if I could somehow work around this... I somehow eeked out a workout, still ran 7 miles, but felt EVERY. SINGLE. STEP... and it hurt for the rest of the day! It's not a soreness, I know what that feels like and I'm fine after I get moving. This is some crazy knot that is shooting pain through my leg, stopping me in my tracks!
I love swimming. I have been swimming more efficiently thus have gone farther faster... it has been great!
I love cycling. It's great! I can't wait to get out on my bike.
I love being able to row... I'd love to do that in real life someday.
But... they just aren't the same as running. Add to that my goal of running a June marathon = anxiety!
I will, however be fully prepared for my July triathlon... I'm ready for most of it now. Just not the running!
The way you prepare to run for a long time, is to run for a long time! As great as it is to continue working out in these other disciplines, it's just not the same as being on my legs.
For yesterday's workout I swam a mile, rowed and cycled for 15 minutes, then wanted to try running, even just a couple of miles. I went nice and slow, then almost cried as I felt that familiar pain. Mostly out of frustration. A quick way to depress my spirit is to keep me from being able to run!
I just needed to run, so I kept on... telling myself...don't panic.
But I am, I'm afraid of losing what I've built. I don't want to lose speed and endurance. I want to build, I want to improve. I won't lose endurance aerobically, but if I don't run, will I lose muscle endurance?
Running will always be here. There will always be a race. You don't always have to PR. It would even be ok to run this marathon if I don't run 16 miles for another couple of weeks.
Don't panic! You will be fine.
I will try to do just a little bit of running each day and see if I can work this thing out of my leg. Resting didn't work. I won't go turbo on distance, but I want to at least get a little in each day.
Here is what last week's workouts looked like..
Monday: Tried to run... got half mile out and had to walk home. The weekend off didn't make me better. This is when I committed to a week off my leg.
Tuesday: Swim 2400 meters, bike 12 miles w/ hill intervals
Wednesday: Yogalates 1 hr. Bike 20 minutes. Row 15 minutes
Friday: Swim 2300 meters. Bike 30 minutes
Saturday: Run 7 miles with some breaks @ 8 pace.
I was sick to my stomach this morning... not 100% why, but it had to do with our choice, regarding our future. I've been dying to talk to M and he has been BUSY!!!
I finally felt a wave of relief in the early afternoon... We are going to be great! Our opportunities are fantastic, M is going to be happy... don't panic!
We had an interesting weekend. It has been a thought provoking weekend.
We should be jumping for joy, but we've been a little somber...
There are decisions to be made and our future still is unclear at the moment!
General Conference was wonderful. I was uplifted.
I organized my craft room while I listened... played with my ribbon, moved it around. Reorganized my hair accessories and finally did my curtain project. This room, that never seems to be cleaned, is going through a little spring cleaning!
I have ribbon everywhere! I have drawers of it, and some of it hangs out at my scrapbooking desk. I also have some on top of my corner desk, for hair stuff, as well as a photo box full of it!
I moved all of my 'craft' ribbon over to my scrapbooking desk.
I had purple and brown ribbon hanging there before.
I reorganized my drawers from 'fatter' and 'skinny' ribbon, to 'solids' and 'patterned'. I seem to search for them that way right now. They are grouped by color too.
Now, on top of my desk are just solid ribbons that I can use to cover headbands or for the base of bows.
I'll walk you through all of it when I take you on a tour of my craft room... after it's clean!