This has been a long week. And I mean long… Yesterday I drove past an area hospital, stared it down, and then thought “I wonder what it takes to actually be admitted to the hospital for exhaustion.” My next thought was “Wow, I need help.” That evening I called a close friend and told her about it, she made sure I was okay. And while I feel a lot of stress right now, I am for the most part, okay. I worked with someone today and debated sharing my thought process that I had gone through while driving past the hospital. It was confirmed that I am not alone, stress can bubble up and make you think some crazy things. The past few nights I have been up late with a lot of random tasks, last night in particular there was stuff I wanted to do but my body could not stay awake any long. So tonight I attempted to take better control.
After work I raced home, changed clothes and begged my boyfriend to go down to the lake and take a walk with me (I bribed him with stopping for a beer afterwards). While at my favorite bar (which deserves it own blog post soon, but I never seem to have my camera with me there), I finally tried the feisty feta dip that I read on the menu but had never ordered. After I got home I did another workout because I felt I really needed the endorphin boost. Finally with a clear head I sent a few work emails and then was able to spend some “me” time on my personal computer. And now I’m feeling good enough to get a blog out. But before I publish this post, I wanted to ask for some training advice….
Saturday morning I need to run 9 miles! Now last Tuesday I did accomplish 8 miles in 1 hour and 45 minutes. So my goal is to do 9 in 2 hours. During this crazy long week I was able to accomplish 2 different 5 mile runs. The first took an hour, and the second took 58 minutes. I was working hard for both those runs so I’m hoping that I will be able to sustain the pace for almost double the mileage. Does anyone have tips for how I can do this? I’ll happily accept any advice I can get!