This week = FAIL!

I think I will move porn to Fridays – less mid-week pressure, and plus how better to spend my days off than looking at shoes!

So, now we need a new Wednesday theme. How about ‘excuses for why Amy isn’t exercising this week?’ Good, no?

So far I have:

1. Monday I had to console the architect by taking him out for drinks & greasy bar food

2. Tuesday I woke up with a pain in the neck. I assumed it was just from sleeping weird & it would eventually go away. By Tuesday afternoon, I had pain radiating down my right shoulder area into my mid-back & up my neck into my head. Driving home (yay! driving! my new parking spot has cut my commute time from an average of 90 minutes in the morning & 2 hours in the evening to about 35-40 minutes door-to-door) was really hard, what with my desire to turn my head being thwarted by my inability to turn my head. So I did what any dedicated fitness buff in her first week of tri-athlon training and a half marathon on Saturday would do – I stopped on my way home & picked up a bottle of wine.

3. Wednesday morning I was still unable to turn my head comfortably, so I did not swim, since the only stroke I know is the freestyle & if I remember correctly (I haven’t been in the pool since FEBRUARY!) there was some head turning involved with that.

4. Wednesday afternoon is supposed to be my first bike ride of my tri- training. I think I can do this if I wear my regular shoes & pretend my bike has regular pedals. BUT, should I run instead? Should I do both? I am planning on running tomorrow before my yoga class – which I will not skip – it is already paid for. (Even if the instructor has not yet cashed my check almost THREE WEEKS LATER – does that drive anyone else crazy? just me?)

I have my first half of the season (and, to be honest, my second ever) on Saturday. I ran the same course last year & I really, really want to PR. A LOT. I will be running another half on 7/4 on a flat course, so this isn’t my last shot at a sub 2:15, but I really want it. What do I do? I am planning on calling the magic chiropractor tomorrow if it isn’t better, but I feel like I may have some kind of nerve pinching thing going on.

Advice?