Made it through…

I finally got my project in yesterday – and I am pleased. It was a long, stressful week – and I feel kind of at loose ends today – even though I have a very long to-do list – nothing is URGENT.

Today is my x-train day, and once it’s a bit more summery, I will probably use Thursdays to bike to work (about 18 miles round trip). However, since I’m still trying to make up my missed 9 miler (which I wouldn’t have to do if I hadn’t crapped out on my 3/1/09 twelve-miler, rolling my ankle & being a weakling for the rest of the week), I thought I might run a couple miles or five this morning instead.

I ran three, and then decided that was enough for today. My PT told me that I shouldn’t run 2 days in a row EVER, but I decided that she’s delusional, so last week & this week, I did/am doing Thursday short easy runs & a Friday trail run. BUT, I still don’t want to push it, you know? I definitely want to take it easy with those. Last week I did 2/5; this week I’m going for 3/6, and honestly, if it wasn’t for this stupid compulsion to make up the miles so that I’ll get that 100 in (even though it’s not like I’ll die if I don’t, or give up running & take up competitive eating, I just can’t let it go), I probably wouldn’t even have done three today. But, like I said, compulsions.

This morning, pre-gym, the architect made me coffee, so I drank it. Post-gym, I’d forgotten about my earlier caffeine dose. So while waiting for the streetcar, I got a large fat-free vanilla latte (I like to indulge every week or two). About 30 minutes later, I could feel my heart beating, and I thought I might not be able to sit still enough on the bus to avoid attracting attention. I did – no worries! There were definitely crazier people than me about.

Unfortunately (only kinda), this is not the last day of work this week for me. I agreed to help some people out for the next 2-3 weeks with my mad data entry skillz, so I’ll be working tomorrow & Saturday this week – and the next couple of Fridays as well. Which is good for my bank account, but not so good for my free time! At least I don’t have to show up until 10 tomorrow.  I’m not completely crazy. And I’ll get off early enough for my trail run with the Cheetah tomorrow.

Happy almost weekend!

8 responses to “Made it through…

  1. way to go on being smart with the workout.

    I’m not a coffee drinker, but when I do have something with caffeine I get all like WOHOO and lots of energy…it’s kinda weird!

  2. yummm making me want a second cup of coffee right now 🙂

    great job on the workouts!!

  3. Yay for getting the stressful project off your plate! Hope you enjoy your trail run tomorrow.

  4. I am really trying to follow the no two days of running. I’ve failed the last two weeks but am hopeful of getting in 8 miles tonight and not running tomorrow. I think it has really helped my feet and knees. I think you were smart to only do 3 this AM. Would you want to try Emily and Jen’s track workout? I can’t next thursday I have a work dinner but the following week I could. Next Tuesday, wanna try post-work run? I won’t pansy out on you.

    Glad the biotches got you the stuff you needed. I’m almost having the opposite problem today…too many people are giving me stuff and I’m just trying to keep it all straight!

  5. Congrats on wrapping up the big work project!

    I tend to agree with the every-other-day schedule, but I do run Friday and Saturday in a row each week. If it’s not bothering you, why not. I defenitely don’t think you should get super hung up on the 100 mile thing. You’re having a great month no matter what!

    See you Sunday!

  6. I’m impresses you’re sacrificing a Saturday. You’re giving back to society. . . I guess!

  7. Be careful chica!!!

    I am! Or trying to!!!!

  8. I agree with your PT… running 2 days in a row can lead to injury and over-use. You’ll get your 100 mile month soon…