Wednesday, June 6, 2012

national running day

I opened my Facebook this morning to tons of posts about National Running Day. Clearly I follow a lot of running related sites, blogs and companies.

I was immediately bummed because I was a little lazy this morning and slept in instead of getting up to run. I actually went to sleep on the earlier side too, but I just wasn't feeling it. I figured I'd do another form of exercise and run tomorrow. I did run yesterday after all.

Not run on National Running Day? Oh the horrors. My hubs was going out of town for the day to help my sister move, so running later in the day wasn't an option.

As the day wore on, I got a little annoyed. Who cares whether I run or not on National Running Day? I'm still a runner.  Then I saw this on Daily Mile:

Don't listen to the hype. EVERY DAY is National Running Day!

I'm so in on that! A day to celebrate running is great. And if it got some people excited about running again, wonderful.

Running is subjective.  You have to figure out what works for you and what doesn't. You can't compare your running or training to anyone else's.  That's one thing I love about running. It's just about me. This morning, it didn't work. But tomorrow, it most definitely will.

It's like the Run Streak I blogged about last week. It was a great idea and I had great intentions, but it just wasn't realistic for me. I'm not at a place in life that I can make a run happen every day.  And I'm okay with that.

I was feeling sluggish and tired this afternoon. Moreso than normal. After laying down and maybe dozing (in between the clatter of my girls wearing my high heels on the hardwood floors and them asking me things) I got up and decided I needed to sweat. 

Popped in Insanity and started off with Cardio Abs which is 15 min. I wanted to get a little more in, so I did the warm-up for one of the Max workouts. Oh boy was I dripping with sweat and my legs were burning! Although I haven't been through the entire Insanity program, I've done the month one workouts quite a bit. I think it's time to turn it up a notch with the Max ones. 

I made a training schedule for the next month leading up to the 15k (which Lily promptly wrote all over) and included Insanity as cross-training. We will see how it goes.

If only I can get my eating under control.