Sunday, December 6, 2009
This coming week I will begin "officially" training for my spring marathon.
Meanwhile, this past week was kind of a rough running-wise. It started with cutting my track workout short on Tuesday. I couldn't hit any of my splits for the workout. I should of been able to do it but I was just off. Rather than continue on struggling and missing it, I ended it early.
All week I just continued to feel "not my best", not really over-trained or sick --but just "not right".
Now, at the end of the week I think I have it figured out.
This was "tech week" for the opening of the play my son is in, ("A Christmas Story"), I spent a lot of time on the set backstage, helping during the week and the air quality wasn't the best. By Thursday my sinuses were on fire. Just too much time breathing in fresh saw dust and other "stuff" on the set. Add to that I was just plain exhausted even before we hit opening night on Friday.
But here we are Sunday night and 4 performances later--Mom and son made it through! It was a great opening weekend. And now, I really am tired (as though earlier in the week didn't qualify!?)
He is looking forward to a four day break before next week's showings and so am I! Four of the mom's of the kids in the play (including me), are working backstage with props and costume changes. This weekend was a learning experience and challenge for us. I'm hopeful next weekend won't be as draining just because we will have the routine down somewhat.
Meanwhile, my two middle school girls start rehearsals this week for a play they are going to be in! WHAT IN THE WORLD? (What am I doing?) Their show will be at the end of January. (And by then, I will be back coaching again on top of it all.) Remind me not to get in this mess again.
Somewhere in there this week we will also fit a birthday party and I am determined, as I said, to get my training going for a marathon at the end of March. I've been running in the afternoons because I really like trying to catch a little sunshine if it comes out. This week may require some very cold early morning runs. Lows down to 13 and 14 degrees Fahrenheit are fore-casted. Not my favorite, but not getting it done is far worse than a bit of cold...
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