Three solid weeks of coming in last last last doesn't do much for the self-confidence, so tonight I tried a new tactic to ease the ever-bruising ego. I envisioned that, rather than being last, I was the prettiest girl in the whole world.
Hey, whatever works, right?
Tonight I completed 2 x 800 followed by 2 x 1600 plus a mile warm-up and a half-mile cooldown for a total of 4.5 miles. Geez, I'm glad I can do math!
The rest of the group (sans LL Cool J who opted to hang with me instead) ran another 2 x 800 after the mile repeats.
Kerry, speedy-extradonaire, told me that they started with 3 miles and did that for 6 or 7 months before bumping it up to 4 miles, so that's what I'll stick with for a while. Or at least until after the ING marathon. LL Cool J also offered to
All in all, I hurt. I'm glad the world made Endurox. And I've got to run 20 miles on Sunday to make up for last weeks debacle. Oh, and run a half-marathon (will be part of my 20) where I should win. Not the race, but a brand new Mercedes. Yes, I said it. I'm going to win.
Thursday Ultra Girl (who ran 39 miles on Sunday!) and I will begin implementation of the stair master plan. I just can't wait. And I've gotten up both days this week WITHOUT HITTING SNOOZE and lifted weights (Monday) and got my yoga on (today). Tomorrow will be more weights, Thursday AM will be a little more yoga-ing, and Friday back to the weights.
Please note: this sounds like I'm doing ALOT but really it's not that much. I promise. Weights are light and yoga is just a short 15 minute session to get some much needed stretching in.
And I'm feeling much better. Like my life really has some meaning to it. Or something poetic like that. No really, I've made a conscious decision to just stop and smell the roses...or run by them listening to Kanye West's "Stronger" while envisioning that I'm the prettiest girl in the whole world. I'm just going to start saying no to everything if my gut gets the least bit uptight about doing something extra. Like I told LL tonight, I'm getting my priorities straight: Troy, work, run, beer, school, life. Not necessarily in that order. I even took the day off tomorrow just so I could study. That way I'm not feeling pressed or stressed or uneasy while I'm accepting my new Mercedes on Sunday.
So, you have a good week. I'm going to have a GREAT one!