(i began this on saturday but never got to finish!)
i have to say that today is going soooo better than the past few days.
thursday and friday i had absolutely no energy.
i could not get my butt moving to the gym, i just wanted to sleep, i had trouble sleeping at night.
i also fell into a pattern of over eating.
i was aware of it but i felt as if i could not control it.
i know i can, but something was going on and i am not sure what.
i felt horrible about myself and kept on reminding myself that sleep is more important than working out.
however i would try to sleep and could not.
i would wake up in the middle of the night and be awake for hours at a time.
i tried tea, milk, a snack, a sleep aid.. nothing. still pure exhaustion.
i never feel like that exhausted and drained, which is why i think somethin is going on with my body.
i am going to make an appointment to check things out just in case.
today i knew i had a lot on my plate.
i woke up and had to get ready to go to a Big Sister’s meeting in Center city.
Jay is a Big Brother and loves it.
In the past i have tried to join however there is always an overflow of Big Sister’s and not enough Little Sisters.
This time there is so I am really looking forward to it.
I work with kids all the time but it is never the fun kind of interactions..
it really hope this works out! 🙂
next- went for a run.
the weather has really calm down and it feels like fall!
all weekend it has been in the 60-70’s.
on my run i actually wore running tights and a thin long sleeve shirt!
it was a reallly nice but tough run.
i ended up doing 17 miles!!
I started out in Center city and then traveled to a park that is very wooded.
it was such a contrast in area where the beginning was extremely busy with lots of people and then i went through a wooded almost trail like park that was very hilly!
i used to run through this park before when i was in college in prep for training for the Broad Street run.
Recently there have been a lot of attacks on women there and it is not recommended that women run there during times when there are not a lot of people or in low daylight.
It also is pretty close to my undergrad school and has mile markers.
At about 8 1/2 miles I turned around and headed back.
It was a nice run because of the cooler temperature.
I never felt overheated.. i just kept pushing through because i knew i had to get back no matter what, and walking would take longer, plus I had an appointment at 2 so I had to hurry hurry as much as possible!!
My run was a bit over 17 miles and took about 2 1/2 hours.
Honestly I was a bit frustrated because in my last training I did an 18 miler in 2 hours 20 minutes… maybe my tracking was wrong because i just mapped it out, but…?
Next.. hair appointment.
I ended up being a bit late due to my run, and i had wanted to wash up a bit… No such luck.
I looked PRETTY nasty coming in their and I felt SOOO bad because my hair was sooo gross!
I wish try to snap a picture of it later.
I just came from the gym and errands so its up and messy.
I pretty much just got it thinned out (my hair is SUPer thick!) & fixed up the color.
I really like it and it feels so much lighter!
Home to take an ICE BATH! BRR, especially due to the colder weather!
A hot mug of tea along with me in the bath was PERFECT!
the night was pretty uneventful- Indian take out and a movie.
how was you Saturday?
do you ever feel as if you have to “live up to” previous training runs/ compare longer runs?