She wants a drink of water so she waits and waits and waits for it to rain.” For those of you who may be unfamiliar with Shel Silverstein, the poem “Lazy Jane” is his (it’s in Where the Sidewalk Ends). I’ve had it memorized since third grade. Impressed with my skills?!
Yesterday I said I was going for a run. Well, I didn’t. I feel a bit guilty about this considering I know there are others out there who WISH they could be out running but can’t for some reason or another. But I didn’t want to. And I was feeling lazy. I didn’t want to get all sweaty. I was productive around my apt and then sat around for a while. Then I was productive again and by that time the running motivation left me.
This probably wasn’t the best life choice since the 1/2 marathon (that I mixed up the dates) is this Sunday. And get this – it’s supposed to be in the balmy range of 6-17*. Eww. For the record, I hadn’t even looked at the 10 day forecast until now and I’m thinking I shouldn’t have. Good thing I’m giving one of my friends a ride to the race or there is a chance I would skip it. I also convinced another friend to run it so how crummy would it be if I didn’t show up?! Amy… REMEMBER THE T-SHIRT AND MEDAL! And the feeling of accomplishment of course – can’t forget that when I’m feeling like a human popsicle.
I need to get over the aforementioned guilt though. It was my choice and feeling guilty only makes me resent running a bit. Like it’s something I’m obligated to do rather than something I enjoy doing. I feel guilty about a lot of things so it’s something I need to work on… Anyway, there are miles on the agenda today and although my motivation is wavering I’m looking forward to it. I’ve also decided to commit to Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred and some cross training.
Beginning tomorrow (hopefully in the morning! I am going to give up my snooze button – ha! My snooze button and I are in a long-term relationship so it’s going to be a tough break up.) I’m starting the 30 Day Shred. Here is the current state of my arm muscle.
Yes, I am flexing…
This is the only picture I will post of the current state of my muscles. I think I have one muscle in my stomach and possibly another one in back – maybe. I’ve also taken all of my measurements so I can actually feel and see some progress. I do much better with knowing progress is happening. During Dopey training I didn’t put any effort into strength training. I find I undervalue it and don’t pay much mind to the positive effect it would have on my running. I know, people are screaming about the benefits from the rooftop about the benefits but I am good with denial.
So there it is. Running the miles tonight and Jillian tomorrow morning. On my training plan, I also have speed work which I will be doing in the eve. If my calculations are correct, it is going to be painful considering Jillian will have kicked my booty. If I live to tell the tale, you will be the first to hear about it!
Are you good with cross training?
Do you feel guilty when you don’t run because you simply don’t feel like it? Or do you push your way through the feeling and go?