Driving home from Arizona, and to be honest I'm pretty disappointed in myself. I missed two runs this week, the first time I've missed more than one. I was having a really weird week (emotionally) towards the beginning, then we made the 6 hour trip to Arizona on Friday and back on Sunday- literally being there for less than 48 hours- but at the end of the day those are excuses.
I am was going to try to run after we arrived in AZ on Friday, and I was planning on running when we got home tonight, but both arrival times were much later than I anticipated. I need to stop leaving my runs for the last minute, and getting them in just in the nick of time. It makes me feel better that I didn't miss a long run or a speed run, just recoveries, but only marginally better. I'm finally getting back to work tomorrow, which will add some much needed structure to my day, but I need to take control of my training schedule.
It is terrifying to me to wake up at 4:30 am for a run and then work a 12 hour day, but it's becoming apparent that may be a necessity. To be honest, I really miss the days when my recovery runs were only a mile because it was such a small time commitment- this coming week I don't have a recovery run under 5 miles. Don't get me wrong, I love it. I love that I've progressed so far into this journey that Nike thinks 5 miles is relaxing for me, but it's hard for me to fit everything in that I want to do when my runs are minimum 40 minutes, on top of dressing, stretching, showering, etc. It's an adjustment I just haven't really made yet, I'm still half expecting my workouts to take less than 20 minutes.
Long story short, I feel like I've dipped my toe in the water and I really need to just woman up and jump in. I want to run a marathon in February and that's not going to happen by half committing to my training plan.
I can do this. 💪🏼
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