December 9, 2011

Easy isn't always easy

This is me, trying to look happy after yesterday's 5 mile run. The run was not happy making. It was just above freezing, and I did not quite dress appropriately. I didn't realize this until I actually got warm about 4.5 miles in. Until then, I was thinking "if I had any more clothing on I'd be too warm."

Today, I had 6 miles on the calendar. They didn't get done. Instead I actually slept well for the first time in weeks. 9 hours, which is completely unheard of for me. Then I sanded and mudded my Mom's bedroom ceiling for almost 5 hours (with another hour clean up). I could call that cross-training, but my new "do something every day toward your goals" mantra means I have to actually do something toward my marathon goal. That means real cross training. Today that means 100 situps on the Pilates ball. I did this Monday, and didn't feel it until last night. I expect Saturday's long run will be interesting, if the same happens again.

The most effective way to do it, is to do it.
~Amelia Earhart


misszippy said...

Sounds to me like you had a well-deserved little sleep in and day off running. Good for you!

Rose @ Eat, Drink, and Be Meiri said...

Most times, a well needed night of good sleep will help your goals better than a short run. It's just too difficult to work into a training plan.