Let's Talk Training
Above is my training scheduled for the week..... for most part, I am staying on track. Yes, I missed speed work on Monday at the track, but my son was still recovering from the stomach virus that he had.... there was no way that I was going to drag him to the track in almost 100% humidity! Just too hot for a little guy that was on the verge of being dehydrated in the first place and still fatigued.
So, Monday.... after repeatedly hitting the snooze button, and giving myself a pep talk, I managed to ROLL out of bed to get ready to run! Something about knowing that your run will be on a treadmill makes you not too excited about it....... but, I am determined to try to stay on track this week! 5 miles at an average 9:45 pace......
Today, Tuesday, I was off from work. Therefore, I slept in a bit, but got up early enough to run prior to my son getting up. Again, it was the "dreadmill" for 5 miles! The treadmill can make 5 miles seem so much longer than it actually is......ugh! But, I accomplished the run...... 5 miles at an average 9:56 pace....another run checked off the training schedule for the week! YAY! :D
There are a couple of reasons that my runs during the weekdays are on the Treadmill......
1- I have to run super early in order to get a run in prior to getting ready for work, and getting my son up for the day..... and I live too far from town to make it there and back
2- It is really HOT and HUMID here in South Georgia!!! Annnnddddd, I am not kidding when I say it is almost "100% humidity by mid day!" It really is!!! Therefore, a run later in the day, NOT AN OPTION!
The picture below I found on Pinterest...... and it is so true for here in South Georgia!!! It is seriously HOT!!!
3- A HUGE REASON for not running outside mid day is that you could potentially be chased down by one of these Gigantic Flies!!! Yes, that is a fly on my car window!!! And, this picture is true to size! Man, when they bite..... they hurt and scar you!!!!
My husband had a doctor's appt today, and my son accompanied us on the trip...... yeah, found out there that he wore 2 different flip flops!!!! You can get away with stuff like that when you are 7 years old
So, when you hit 40 years of age, it seems like instantly you become farsighted..... reading glasses become like hair ties.... can never find them. So, yes, I have reading glasses stashed everywhere! Car, purse, tables throughout the house.... etc...
The reason I even bring this up.... is I have a friend (that I will not mention by name) cracked on me the other day when I stated that I have to wear my reading glasses to paint my fingernails. She told me that I really should consider going to a nail salon and not be troubled with finding my reading glasses and wearing them to see my nails... LOL..... but hey, I get the job done!!! And, not too shabby if I say so myself!!! HA!HA! Plus, I honestly would never find time to get to a salon and I wouldn't be much on waiting.... I would only sit there and think of a million things that I could be accomplishing!!! :D