This week was tough. I had a few tough runs this week.
My tuesday and wednesday runs were good, in fact they were some of my fastest runs! I had my Thursday break and then it all went downhill from there.
Friday I had a horrible run and was not able to complete it! I started off good but then about half way through I had to stop and slowly got back to the house. I learned a few things, though, from this run.
Lesson #1: Don’t eat curry for lunch when you have to run in the afternoon. Enough said.
Lesson#2: Stopping in the cold is not good. It was a cold day out there and when I had to stop it was very hard for me to start up again. The cold made my muscles tighten up very quickly. This is something I must keep in mind when I am getting ready for the actual race. I have to both wear a lot of clothes and just not stop running the whole time!
My run on Saturday was just intense. I took lexi to her spa day in Chestnut Hill. well when she was getting beautiful I decided to multitask and go for my run. Well they named that area of Philadelphia for a reason. Everywhere you looked, there was nothing but hills! I got through my 4 miles but I had to walk a bit again!
Then I only had today’s run. I was very much in my head but I tried to put that out of my head and went on. I didn’t realize it was THAT warm! So I had a long sleeve on and I was totally overheating. I stopped to take that off. Then I continued on my way and I ran down to the Schuylkill Banks to complete my run. The hill that leads up to the beginning of the Kelly drive path got me. I stopped and walked again. Then halfway through to get home I had to stop again for a side stitch that was not going away.
I am trying not to let this affect me but today was the first day that I questioned if I could do this. I will keep on pushing just because I have to at this point. I still love running, and scenes like this are exactly why I still love running.
For those keeping score at home, this week I logged in 29.6 miles.