Monday, December 22, 2008

a new level of stupid...

Okay FINE, I admit it. I totally wimped out and did not do my long run yesterday, which should have been five miles. When I woke up it was three degrees and windy. I assumed it would warm up and I could go for a balmy 12 degree run later in the day. However, as the day progressed, my hour long weight training session and two mile run post weight training on Saturday left me unable to walk or sit. Or stand, literally. Not to mention the other huge list of things I had to get done yesterday, all while feeling exhausted. I am admitting total fault and stupidity here. Lesson learned. Do not do hard-core-all-out leg weights the day before a long run. Or, try to accomplish in one day, what most people take three days to achieve.

I couldn't even bring myself to go to the gym and do the five miles on the dreadmill. So I am left with the obligation to go run my five miles over lunch at the Y, I'm still debating whether to dreadmill it or track it. Tough choice. Maybe I'll do a little of both. All I know is that I have to get this run in because I am leaving later this week to spend Christmas skiing in Colorado. I am absolutley stoked and can't believe I get to have such an amazing Christmas this year. Luckily we are having Christmas with my parents on Christmas Eve-Eve, so I don't have to feel lonely and left out of family activites, thanks mom and dad! They are the best. I am so blessed, more than I deserve.

But here is the thing, I'm really worried I'm going to fall off the wagon over the next week... so help keep me motivated fellow runners, because I know all I will want to do is ski, sleep, eat, watch movies, stare at the amazing scenery and revel in the snow. I will not want to go out in the -18 degree weather and run 3-6 miles in the mountain air (i.e. air in which I can't breathe) after a full day of hitting the slopes. I am trying to decide who has it better this Christmas though, my sister is spending it in Maui. What's funny is that she's jealous I'll be having a white Christmas on the slopes, and I'm jealous she'll be soaking up the balmy sunny air, I suppose the grass is always greener....


1 comment:

Kristen said...

I think you both suck - I have to spend Christmas with my INLAWS. Oh dear God.