Friday, August 12, 2011

Round and Round and Round We Go

Thursday, August 11, 2011

My lack of gumption self spent Wednesday night with the neighbors.  My little one and I made visited while my husband was playing softball.  We got home later than normal on a week night, and I didn't do any sort of exercises.  My plan was to get up early and make it to spin.  Really.  I even dreamt about it and woke up several times during the night to check the clock. But I woke up at 5:50, five minutes after class started.  And I felt awful.

I had to get a 50 minute run in for Coach Ric's schedule, but it is just so hot when I get home, the last thing I want to do is go running at the rec center.  It's taking some of the joy of running out of it.  So I went late; a little too late, but I knew I would feel like a total loser if I skipped out on my run, too.  So I did go.  I thought about trying different intervals, but instead I stuck with the 4:1 laps because it's easier to keep track of my distance.  As late as it was there were several people on the track.  Most of them walkers and one high school gazelle that sprinted around the track twice before he left.  He was fast.  I felt pretty good.  I noticed that I outlasted all of my fellow tracksters, even the ones that came after me. I took my walking breaks and made sure I stayed hydrated by getting a drink of water with every 5th lap.

It just gets so tedious, around and around and around to get your time in.  I did lose track, too.  I want to say that I did three miles, but I really can't be sure.  By the time I was finished with the run and stretching, it was 10:15.  I had to get home to get to bed.

To wind down, I had started reading The Help, and I read a little before going to sleep.  I hope to get to spin in the morning, but with my track record lately, outlook is not so good.

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