Thursday, August 22, 2013


How can I convey in words my impatience and frustration? At least I know I will start feeling better eventually, and that's a comfort. A huge comfort. And I know this is a first-world problem and that I should feel more grateful for everything I have (and I am grateful!). But it's still frustrating, and you know what? It's OK to feel frustrated because it's not an easy situation all the same. Yesterday I was SO very tired, and since it was the first day of school I decided to skip cross-training and help the kids get ready. I think it was a good decision.

I started off well this morning for the first 5K, and then Adriana met me for the second 5K. I slowed down to match her speed, but honestly, I didn't have the oomph to go much faster anyway.

It was dark this morning when I started. I had to start early because I drove 20 min to get to the meeting place w/Adriana, and then I had to drive 20 min back home and get home in time to make my kids' lunch and take them to school by 8. Whew. So I got up at 5:25 and started my workout at 6:00 sharp. It's sad to have to start walking in the dark again...I'm going to miss summer. I won't miss the heat though. It was 75F (24C) and 40% humidity this morning and felt sticky to me (yeah, you midwestern types will laugh at that, but for here that is humid).

Total time 1:04:08 for 6:25/km with ave HR 143. 30:38 for the first 5K and then 33:30 for the second 5K.

My piriformis only twinged a little today, which is good. My legs are definitely a bit sore and heavy now, but I think tomorrow I'll feel OK. I'm going to cross-train tomorrow anyway, so no matter.

Garmin data here.

1 comment:

Harriet said...

Piriformis being better: yay!!!

By the way, I read all of your posts. It is good to remind me that even the successful athletes have to overcome lots of things too; it isn't as if your training is always smooth sailing.