Friday, March 6, 2015

March is a Monster

March is already a monster, and it is only March 6. I am already exhausted, which doesn't bode well for the rest of the month. It also doesn't help that we are still getting some nasty weather, though the weather report looks promising for the upcoming days and weeks - maybe spring is finally on its way.

Really getting tired of all of this. I need to see some sunshine.
Luckily, I did have Tuesday, March 2 off from work (my only day off for a very long time), so I used it to get as much of my life in order as possible. I spent the day doing laundry, running errands, actually running, and enjoying my final Yoga 101 class. I'm trying to find a way to fit some more yoga classes into my schedule, but they may have to wait until April thanks to the combination of work and training schedules.

I also went to the grocery store and stocked my refrigerator with healthy and easy to prepare foods. I did a lot of food prep for the coming weeks: making hard boiled eggs, cutting and packaging vegetables for snacks, and cooking and freezing some meals for days I just can't bring myself to cook.

Hannah likes to "help" in the kitchen.
Even with my preparation, the week has still killed me. The long hours at work have taken their toll and I'm always tired. I get home from work really late each night, and then I have to wake up early the next morning if I want to fit my runs and workouts into my schedule.

Speaking of runs and workouts, I'm starting to really worry about my training. I've been keeping up with the workouts and following the plan as written, but it hasn't been easy, and I don't know if I'll be able to keep up with the schedule once runs start becoming longer. Worst of all? It has only been one week.

My legs (especially my lower left leg - not sure what is going on there) are sore and stiff even though I'm not running any more than usual (yet) or any faster than usual (in fact, I'm a little bit slower than normal), and the dreaded shin splints have decided to pay a visit again as of this morning.

ONE WEEK! One week of training and I feel terrible! How am I going to run 10 miles when I can barely manage four?

Sorry for that outburst. I'm just a little frustrated with my own inability to improve at one of the few things I actually enjoy. I'm also angry that I allowed myself to become so tired. I can't sleep at night, but I sure can fall asleep on the train on the way home from work.

I've only fallen asleep on the train once this week.

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