Well, you'll be glad to know I went to the gym all by my lonesome today. I decided the only way I'm going to get to the gym is to go directly from work. Do not go home (Do not pass GO. Go directly to jail). And ya know what? I did it!!! A killer core and strength training workout that's probably going to have me wincing tomorrow - but oh well. I still need to sift through countless (and I mean hundreds) of prior training logs and decipher which core elements work best where, but I think I managed tonight to get in what I needed and I didn't wimp out and exit early, like I like to do when I am with only me. Now, if I can keep this going, all's going to be good. I did end up cutting my easy 5 miler down to 3 .... a little too tired after that weight workout. Which is fine, they were just recovery miles anyway. I think it's time, after this week, to start the two-a-days (weight a.m., running p.m.)...I just wish it weren't so flipping freezing outside right now; it's so hard to crawl out of my flannel sheets and down comforter at 4:30 a.m. when the thermometer says 3 degrees (as it currently does). ugh.
But I hit an almost all-time high for A.D.D. moments today. I was in a rush (typical) to get to work today and digging in my closet for shoes. It was dark and I grabbed two. Put 'em on and out the door and off to school. An hour into it (an HOUR, mind you), I look down and this is what I see:
Oh my gawd!!!!!!
A quick trip home (how sweet to live 1 mile from house to school, huh?) to rectify the situation (and thankful no one actually noticed, except the one I actually told why I was leaving):
Ahhhhhhh....that's better. I prefer the blue patent leather Dansko's over the black ones anyway. :) Sometimes, I just gotta love myself for being such a dork!
My training calendar is updated for the week, but I did switch Tuesday and Thursday around because Tuesday's weather wasn't calling for the Arctic cold front and snow to prey upon me like it is right now - so in one of my better calls (ahem), I decided to run hill repeats on a 40 degree day with only a touch of snow on the road instead of 9 degrees with a ton of snow (and I can do intervals on my basement treadmill. yay). The hill repeats went very well - I gotta pat myself on the back for that decision! Anyway, I will update my calendar each week for those that want to follow. Maybe you can make me accountable :).
Run strong, friends!