That was the theme of my “long” run this morning. I didn’t have a particular distance or route in mind so I just decided to play it by ear. The result? 11.5 miles that were just so so! It should have been a great run. I’ve been eating well (finally), I’m decently rested, the weather is gorgeous… but it just wasn’t.
I was kind of aiming for 13+ but when I ended up at my house this morning I thought to myself, “I don’t want to go further, I don’t have to… so I’m not going to.” Instead I spent 3.5 hours clearing the overgrown junk out of my backyard folled by an hour of reading trashy magazines in my tidy yard 🙂
I was kind of due for a down week so I think I ended up at 40 miles this week. It’s not tons but I felt lethargic and tired all week and my legs just hurt. Sore IT band, tired legs… so I took it easyish. Which was nice. I definitely haven’t been very single-minded or running focused lately (I can’t even tell you the last time I ran so hard I felt exhausted/nauseated) but I’ve been enjoying myself so that’s fine, too.
I was on the road for work again this week and found myself in Bakersfield on Tuesday morning. Now, for those of you not from California, Bakersfield is not pretty and the temp hovers between the temp of the surface of the sun and hell. I’m not kidding. It was 90 degrees at 5:35 am. And my run was seriously one of the ugliest, most boring runs of my life. I don’t know why I chose to share that but take from it what you will. Yuck.
This week I’m planning on working hard and getting my runs in. I want to hit 55 miles and I want to run VERY long. That said, it’s Labor Day weekend and if Yosemite calls again, I’m going! 🙂
Also, I have some product reviews I owe you including Yurbuds and the Garmin 110. But I want to do them justice so hang tight!