Wednesday, February 18, 2009

I suck...

I was supposed to ride my bike yesterday, but I was completely zapped of energy. Not just tired - but like couldn't even get off the couch when I got home. I meant to go to the chiropractor and I was too tired for that. I even made Randy take Rylie to dance because I was so drained. I'm sure that all the drinking I did over the weekend was to blame. Regardless, it was the first training day I skipped and I'm feeling incredibly guilty about it, even tho it was only a 5 mile bike ride. I did, however, do 45 minutes of muscle conditioning. So I guess the day wasn't a total bust.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009: 45 minutes muscle conditiong

Tonight I have a 3 mile run....AND I get to run in my new Sauconys! Yay! AND, since it's my first run in them and I was told to test them out indoors (that way if they don't work, I can exchange them, but I cannot exchange them once they've been worn outside), I have an excuse to run on the treadmill instead of in the freezing cold. I know, I know....I'm a baby. Oh yeah, and I got a new patellar tendon band that I will be using for the first time tonight too. That should really help my knee, which has been bothering me quite a bit lately. I hope this band helps.

I really hope I don't end up feeling as drained as I did yesterday at the end of the day. I have a doctor's appointment at 3:15. When I get home, I plan to take a 5 Hour Energy shot and then eat an apple and some power bar gel tabs about 30 minutes before I head to the gym. I won't be able to get to the gym until 6:30 when I drop Rylie off for gymnastics. Hopefully I'll enough energy to sustain a 3 mile run that late in the day. I wish I could go earlier, considering I get up at 5am everyday....but with a family, it's just hard to find the right time that works for everyone and not just me.

1 comment:

IzzyBubbles said...

I'm missing out on some training runs this week, too, for various doctor-related reasons - it's hard not to feel guilty about it. But you also have to realize that we're all busy people with jobs and families and running/biking/swimming is not the only thing we have to accomplish in a day. For as long as training schedules last, it's inevitable that we have to miss a training run/swim/whatever every now and then - it's not going to affect us negatively in the long term. And sometimes rest can be just as good for us.