Today, I feel like Marlin from Finding Nemo. Or yesterday I guess. My second 3 mile run, and it wasn’t any easier than my first. Still needed to walk, still got cramps, still thought I might faint.
But really– I need to just keep DOING it. Getting out there. Why do I keep thinking this will be the easiest thing in the world, after only one week? 3 miles is still 3 miles, right?
I have been off my yoga mat for one week, and I’m feeling antsy. I hope to get back on it this weekend, between the 7 miles of running and drinking and boxing class I’m trying. Working on getting more cross training and stretching in. Gotta keep the body TIGHT.
As my training buddy keeps saying, this is a challenge for a reason. And boy is she right. I just hope I have one good run coming up here soon, so I stop having doubts about whether or not I will really be able to run 13 miles in 11 weeks.
What have I gotten myself into??
Following a particularly hungover Sunday, where I literally only moved from the couch/bed to retrieve my delivered pizza, my Monday run felt amazing. Yes, it was only 2 miles. Yes, I’ve done that before. But this time at least it was towards something. Being able to check off that first day of running felt like a huge accomplishment. Let’s hope this rush of good feeling and motivation continues for the next 51 runs. Yes, I counted.
However, the one concern I’ve had about this training, is how it will affect my yoga practice. So, like a dummy, I decided to get to my studio after the run just to push my body. Also, I decided not to eat any foods. Naturally I almost passed out and had to walk out of the heated room in the middle of our second series. Something I hate doing! We’ll see how this progresses, but I’m going to chop that up to a lack of food and hope that I can continue to practice 2-3 times a week even with all of this training. My balance is completely removed when I can’t hit my mat.
Now I’m back at work, and with another round of lay-offs filling this office with an incredible negative energy, I find myself wishing I had a run scheduled for tonight. Funny how fast that happens, isn’t it?