Getting back to it...

Thanks a million for all your uplifting words from sunday & monday! I am pleased to report that I am working myself out of the funk!

Monday, I was planning for my 16 miler. I split it up into 2, 8 mile loops from my house so I could stop to refill water, stretch, etc.  I felt great & kept pace the first 8 miles, my knee & back started tightening up towards the end. I went inside, stretched, ate a honey stinger waffle (I was STARVING at this point), and refilled water bottles. I started dreading the 2nd loop. Bad thoughts were creeping into my head. 
What if my knee started hurting too bad?
What if I hurt myself more when I'm finally starting to feel better?
I have a million things I want to do today.
I am hungry & I don't want to do this.
I set out for that 2nd loop, but part way down my street, my heart and head just weren't in it. I turned around back to the house. Major fail? I don't think so. Instead of totally skipping the long run, I got 8 miles in. 8 miles with some good hills, and keeping good with pace. The rest of the day proved successful, as I hit the mall for holiday outfits, organizational buckets for my basement, and new bedding on sale for the guest room. monday = WIN.

Tuesday was another WIN, because it was my birthday!
I hit the gym for my tuesday speed work, and killed it. The last 2 intervals were tough, and I wanted to quit, but I stuck with it to finish. Awesome way to start my birthday. I got flowers delivered to work by the man with an amazing card. Nothing I love more than Flowers at work. I went for a massage, and my birthday gift from the massage place is an upgrade from 55 min to 80 min, sweet! I got home and Kevin had dinner ready with candles, wine, and john mayer playing. It was seriously the most romantic thing he's ever done and it was amazing.

Plus, in all my misery I forgot to mention my new ride!!

I bought a brand new Honda CRV last week and I'm in love. I just couldn't go another winter sliding all over the roads in my little Civic, and it was time for an upgrade.

This morning is TRX, then after work I'm going to get a head start on my dishes for thanksgiving. I'll share the plan later. Have a happy wednesday!


Jana from Running Vegetarian said...

When I trained for my first marathon I did the loop thing too. Except I wouldn't split my long run in half. For example I would do a 12 or 13 mile run loop. Then i'd refill and refuel and head back out for 3 to 4. Instead of doing 8 and 8 I did this because mentally 3 or 4 sounded a lot easier.... even though I was running the same distance.

Suzy said...

It sounds like things are looking up for you! I'm so happy. Enjoy your new ride this winter.

Suz and Allan said...

Love the new car and your flowers are beautiful! Sounds like it's been a great birthday week for you!

Aimee said...

Happy birthday!! Congratulations on the new car. I have a CRV. I love it. I hope you do too. It is great in the winter.

Running is such a mental game isn't it. It's important to listen to your body. It's not a fail at all. 8 miles is terrific.

Hope you have had a wonderful birthday.