I feel it ya'll! Complete defeat! I let a switch in the routine ruin me again. I skipped my long run this weekend. Probably the most mentally important run for me and poof, this weekend came and went no run. I hardly had anytime this weekend and when I did (which I carved out to run) running was the last thing I wanted to do. I am not sure how to feel about this. I beat myself up pretty hard Sunday night, then Monday morning came, the alarm went off and I went for a run. A typical six miler with hills. Regain focus maybe? This weekend is clear as clear can be. I know I have my Saturday free for me to wake up and do my long run. I am supposed to taper down but I'm going to do my 22 miles this weekend and then taper down just one weekend prior. I know this isn't ideal, but hell, it is what it is. I'm exhausted, training is boring, work is so busy that the last thing I want to do is something physically challenging. Although, after I do run in the am or whenever, I feel energized and ready to take on the world. Why does your mind F with you so much. When you break a routine for just a short period you forget how amazing you felt during. I will never understand that.
The good thing is that my routine was all messed up because I had to be at a 1st bday party for one of my bestie's son which was early and there was no way I could get a run in that morning. The party was perfect. It was at a farm and the weather was gorgeous. I ate and ate and ate. Really it was gross. Not only did I not burn off the calories but I ate like I was going to run for four hours. Nice! I definitely am paying for that this week. I gained 4lbs in two days! 4lbs! I digress. Her son is such a sweet boy, very observant. He is a hard kid to make laugh, but he is a mellow little dude for the most part. Check out B with Chase. Looks like a natural right? Right???
Tonight B and I are going to a sip and scan! So excited! This is where you go to a store (Macy's for us) and register as they pass out finger foods and champagne. They make it a really fun experience and I can't wait. They are even having a DJ ha! Then tomorrow, up and Adam for an 8 mile run then a hike with B and C! I took the day off, just to take it off and refocus! We all need those folks! Mental health, it's a thing!
I have some pictures that sum up my lazy weekend but this is my favorite. Even Clyde was feeling lazy! Here's to a good week!