Today is my update on my training for the Dumbo Double Dare next month. Wait...did I just say next month? You mean it's almost here!?!? Oh crap.
Eyes on the prize, eyes on the prize
My training for this past week consisted of:
Tuesday: 30 minute run
Thursday: 30 minute run
Saturday: 4 mile run
Tuesday's run didn't happen, I was resting and recovering from the Rock and Roll Half that weekend, so I took that day off.
Thursday's run didn't happen because, well, it was HOT! I wasn't prepared for how hot it was going to get and I just couldn't fathom running in the hot, high sun afternoon heat.
Then Saturday came. The morning was gloriously cool and a little bit of cloud coverage made it perfect for a early morning run. I was up and making plans to head out when I heard my sick hubby. I needed to tend to him and running became an after thought. We also had a packed day full of errands and a gathering that went late into the night. We got home and were exhausted. So exhausted that I slept until the early afternoon, voiding any possibility to get a run in that morning.
Needless to say, this week was a total loss for me when it came to my training. I didn't even log one mile. I was pretty upset with myself (see: Monday). It's a growing time right? To test myself and push my comfort zone, even if it means getting my butt out running in this heat. Ugh.
So that's my training, or rather lack thereof. Not pretty, but it is what it is. It's done, it's over and all I can do is learn from it.
Now it's your turn: How is your training going? How do you encourage yourself after a running "slump"?