Hi all. I had a meeting after school yesterday so Tuesday became a rest day. I have been really tired lately and I know I needed the rest day. My body will love me during the weekend when I utilize some days as recovery days too.
I was really excited to pick up my NEW GARMIN today from UPS. I quickly charged it when I got home and took it for a test drive this evening on the track. I will talk more about it after I use it for my tempo run. I think the average pace feature will be exceptionally helpful during those since are the runs that I really want to be consistent. Speaking of consistency, I didn’t feel it at the track tonight.
We had 6x800m planned and I was totally done by the 4th one. I am not talking like ehh i could have done better. I am talking mental wipeout. Overall, I averaged about 4 minutes per 800 which was around what Mcmillan told me, but each was so grueling and my head wasn’t there. Every run cannot be miraculous and I understand that. Just another reason to get out there and try again tomorrow. Tomorrow I have tempo on schedule.
Time for a heart to heart: I had mentioned earlier in some posts that for Lent I am really trying to practice positive thinking. Go figure that one of the toughest months of the school year falls during Lent – MARCH. This is the home stretch before we hit spring break, testing, memorial day weekend…etc. Without going into too much detail, there are other things that seem to be rearing its ugly head in my personal life which has challenged this idea of positive thinking. I took to journaling Sunday night and something seemed to hit a nerve. This is nothing to worry about – it’s just those little things that I found myself working through last year as a young adult out here on my own. The good thing is that I know what works and what doesn’t work and can bounce right back.
So, if you are reading my blog, please send some positive vibes my way. If you haven’t commented, then please say hello! It truly uplifts me when I hear from you.
Sorry for the Debbie Downer of a post. You all know that I am real and can’t be upbeat 100% of the time. I am sure that this time tomorrow I will be getting my groove back and looking for the weekend. Let’s get to FRIDAY folks.