What I didn't account for, was how much the first two weeks of September would destroy me.
|First Day of School!|
Preparing for madness to ensue...
Back to school = Back to work! With teaching, plus moving, plus two weekend trips in a row, plus plus plus... I've had other things on my mind, and running has not been my #1 priority this past month. First is my health (aka: if I'm not sleeping well, I don't wake up early to run), then my job, and then everything else, including running. A month ago, I ran 6.2 miles steadily for the first time, but I haven't seen that distance since. I've covered anywhere from 2 to 5 miles--not 6--and even those runs haven't been so great. It's been rough!
|Instagram, 9/14: "Gorgeous morning, but rough run. |
Felt stiff and walked much. Still, beautiful way to start the day!
#run #training #blueskies #nofilter
Getting back to work felt great in so many ways, but has been a serious shock for my body, with my movement patterns changing and my sleep schedule adjusting. In rebellion, my body has tightened up. I'm on my feet all day, which wears out my legs. I must be hunched over more often, because my back and neck have been aching. I wake up feeling stiff and feel the desire to stretch more than ever, and even those stretches are more painful than relieving.
In sum: I don't feel as ready for race day as I'd like to.
Nonetheless, it will arrive in four days! I'll put on a happy face, try to keep plowing through all the disarray in my personal life and work to-do lists, so that, at the very least, my mind can be clear for an enjoyable run.
Because I will run! I will run 10 kilometers to provide 10 meals to people going hungry, and I hope you'll support the cause by participating or donating.
It's my first 10k, so I was hoping I'd rock it. While I may not meet my ambitious expectations, I'll do my best, and that's all I can do! Good thing I've already got a second chance lined up... (*spoiler alert!*)