Weekend Recap

Friday when I got home and checked the mail, I was excited to see that my W-2 had come! The joys of being an adult. I did our taxes that afternoon and we ended up getting back A LOT more than expected, which was a nice surprise!

I definitely considered immediately booking a trip to Mexico, but thought better of it and decided it would be better spent paying for tuition. Boo. Next time!

That night Ben had plans, so he left after dinner and I enjoyed my Cheerios dessert and book!

Saturday I was up before dawn, what else is new, for a 13 mile run. It was one of the worst runs I've had in a while. At 3 miles in I already wanted to quit and go home. I made it 9 miles before taking a ~5 minute break to go to the bathroom and regroup. After that I felt MUCH better but it was still a struggle to finish. By the time I was done I felt like I had run double that distance, my legs hurt so bad. Not only was it physically hard, but even more so mentally. I think it's time to face facts and admit that I am burnt. out. I have been training for one race of another since the beginning of June, with no breaks except for 3 days after the marathon, big deal. I am okay with this 95% of the time, but every now and then I start to wonder why am I doing this to myself? It does get tough sometimes, but I always find the determination to press on. The same thing happened to me this time last year - I trained hard and ran a half marathon PR in March, but then I didn't really feel like training much after that even though I had another half scheduled in April. I think the most I ran between the two races was 10k. The April race turned out to be amazing and was one of my most fun races ever! So whatever I'm going through right now...I hope I get over it (and historical evidence suggests I will)!
I felt pretty awful after my run, so the rest of the day was couch and Netflix until it was time for a dinner/movie date! My father-in-law owns a theater that also serves dinner, and it's conveniently located 2 blocks from our house. So we got to see Lone Survivor and eat dinner for free #winning.

Sunday was not a great day. For breakfast we ate cinnamon rolls and coffee while we watched the finale of American Horror Story: Coven, and things were looking pretty promising. Unfortunately, it quickly went downhill. I will elaborate later, but for now let's just say that it was a very sad, somber day in our household, filled with many tears.

Goals for this week:
-get in a speed workout
-foam roll after every run
-purchase plane and/or train tickets for our trip to Boston and NYC next month
-buy harnesses so we can take our ferrets for walks! (yes this is a real thing)
-continue reading my book
-be deliberate in my actions


  1. Eek I need to get on my taxes! I felt burnt out from running this weekend too. I think I'm just going to do my 2 halfs and then take a break and run whenever I like! Free dinner and movie date sounds awesome! I'm sorry about your Sunday :( I hope this week goes well!!

  2. i'm trying to get more foam rolling into my routine as well; esp my IT band but it just hurts so dang much!!

    -kathy | Vodka and Soda


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