It's been a couple weeks since Redman. Where training ended work has picked up and I'm finding myself getting to work super early and then having no motivation at the end of the day. I have the 5150 and Oil Man Texas left on my schedule. Motivation would be a good thing to have right about now.
I haven't really done anything consistent training-wise since Redman, though I did pull out a PR on the USA 10 Miler, which I was pretty surprised about. I had only done 1 or 2 short runs after Redman, but that was it. We used the 10 miler to start to figure out my A race strategy for Houston in January.
I had a hard time keeping heart rate down at the 10 Miler, which was kind of frustrating. After the race, I found out a lot of people had the same problem, so I didn't feel so badly about my effort. I tried my plan and then tried alternate things when the plan was not, well, going according to plan. That's how it goes.
There's stuff happening on the medical front that kinda has me a little emotionally loopy. In short, the "C" word was brought up again, so to rule it out I need to go see yet another doctor; this time a GI specialist. :(
I am doing my best not to let my mind runaway with this... we're just ruling it out. Right? Right.
So I have the 5150 and Oil Man left. I added RunGirl 13.1 to my schedule, since I had a free race entry from that particular race director -- volunteering has it's rewards!
Turkey Day 10K
Texas Marathon (Half)
Houston Aramco Half Marathon
I have (sorta) been managing to get some weight training in. My Chrio also offers Crossfit, and I'm thinking about taking advantage of a $99 special for 2 months. I also got the New Rules of Weightlifting for Women and have found a little foundation for motivation there too. Have to decide which way I'm going to go. I know it's super important to get it in. As I tell Cassie, "It's a have to."