I missed the bridges run last weekend because I forgot to register for it because I was distracted at work. And I missed the Stadium challenge this week because I am going on very little sleep and it was just safer for me to not bother to even try (and because I forgot to register for it) but next weekend is the Tour de Pain…which I do not feel prepared for in any way, shape or form.
Completely changing your schedule and timing can be seriously be detrimental to your formed habits. Before I would usually run at like…9am because I wouldn’t get into bed till about 1am the night prior. Now, I’m trying to get out the door to run at 6am so I can get my first run in before work, and I go to bed at 10pm the night before. When I get my two-a-days in, I do another run in the evening.
But I’ve just been so tired lately. It’s driving me insane. Brian and my Dad keep telling me that it’s the new schedule and that it takes a while to adjust. I spent 8 of my 9 years at the station working nights and now I’m thrown into a whole new world of crap with my new schedule. It’s a frustrating thing, however, because all of my friends who are training for the same races I am are pounding out miles like it’s nobody’s business and here I am about ready to crash so hard it’s redonk.
I know, I know. I can’t compare myself to them. My situation is completely different than theirs is, and I need to remember that. Kat has plenty of time on her hands since her husband is home from work and can watch the kids, and she’s essentially a stay at home mom who is working part time. Tiffany is between jobs right now so she has plenty of time to get in runs. I’m having to change my entire life around to fit into these new hours, knowing that after I leave work at 6:30 during the week, I have about 3 hours before I crash to get up early the next morning.
And there are other things that I want/need to do other than just go run!
I’m sorry that I’m just ranting but it’s irritating as all hell that this is such an issue for me. Tiffany had to remind me that I should be competing with myself and not with anyone else. It was hard to remember considering how little I’ve done lately. And it’s not because I haven’t wanted to, it’s because sleep and adjusting is just way more important.
and that’s why I’m so stoked to have friends like Amanda, Charlie, and Tiffany to remind me of that. They’ve had to do just that many a times these past few weeks as I adjust to the new gig (which, btw, I am FINALLY feeling secure and proud of. Took long enough)
Anyway, my goal is to really kick up my training this week and really get back into the habit. Two-A-Days at least 2 days a week, with Fridays and Saturdays being my flexible days given my needing to crash at 5pm to be at work at 2am. But my 2:30 half marathon is still my goal. I can do this.
Who wants to be a training buddy with me, to check in to make sure we get our miles in? 🙂