Thursday, October 29, 2009

Same old, same old

I think I have said ALL of this before . . . darn.  Just got home yesterday from my week of work, where once  again I did not manage to sneak any runs in among the 12 hour night shifts.  I have GOT to figure this out or I will never manage a marathon in May.  This is laziness pure and simple and there's no reason for it.  Better today with some rest under my belt, got lots of chores done today and am headed out to yoga in an hour -- this will hopefully jumpstart me into more activity.  I'd like to get another run (for sure), bike (would be nice) and swim (omg) in before this weekend's olympic tri down in marin.  I'm little miss broken record, but I am even more undertrained for this than I was for the Donner Lake Tri this summer, and I paid for that really hard.  I think I need to have a little come-to-Jesus moment with myself and figure out if I really have the stick-to-it-iveness to do these triathlons.  I feel like I've already let myself down by my lacksadaisical training, though I think I have enough underlying fitness to pull through.  Just. 

I am looking forward to having this race over with, and would probably bow out if it weren't for the $$ I have already paid for registraion.  Plus all the talky-talky I have done. 

I am looking forward to just focusing on running.

And oh! Tomorrow is the date for my drawing in my give-a-way, and so far it looks like you all have a 1 in 6 chance!  Good luck!

2 comments:

Rachael said...

I struggled with this problem for a long time. I don't know if you're like me, but I work 3 twelve hour night shifts in a row (1830-0700) and it can be draining. I always go for a run the day of my first night shift. Then I take a nap and off to work I go. I never work out the day after my first night. Tried that several times, I'm just too pooped. I discovered that the day before my final night shift I have enough energry for a 4-5 miler. I can usually run right after work, I just get dressed and I usually have eaten something (with carbs) at 0300 or so. Once you get movin' and groovin' out there, your body forgets how tired you are. Promise.
Then you can crash like a teenage driver after the run into bed and sleep like a baby before your last shift :)

S. Baboo said...

Screw shoes.
http://www.skyrunner.com/screwshoe.htm

Enjoy.