I was really hoping to hit the gym today for my run. I hadn’t had a chance to go before dinner so I checked their hours on the way home and realized they closed in 20 minutes. I knew there was no chance that I could make it home in time to get my shorts and make it to the gym for a mile. I was super bummed. A late day run in the dark, 20 degree weather was not on my list of things I wanted to do today. My son actually had a really rough night last night. He had a fight with his girlfriend and he was pretty distraught. I was up with him until 2am and I was exhausted all day. This was just icing on an already crappy cake. I bundled up anyway and headed out into the darkness. I stopped by the neighborhood elementary school to do some pull-ups, dips, and a flip, then ran 2 miles. It really wasn’t too bad. My anxiety was a little higher than usual but really the run was better than I had expected. I was def ready for it to be over when I got home but I’m proud of myself for making it out even though I would have rather stayed home. While I was on my run, I was trying to remember yesterday’s run because I knew I hadn’t blogged about that run yet. I couldn’t remember it at all. I even started worrying for a minute that maybe I had forgotten to run. I convinced myself to relax by reminding myself that my Garmin would give me the details of yesterday’s run so I could check that when I got home. My Garmin reminded me that I ran at 6:17 yesterday morning and I ran a mile around the neighborhood to the north. It was also kind enough to mention that it had been 14 degrees with 11mph winds from the southeast. I might have actually mentally blocked out that run.
If I could perfectly plan each of my days, I would be running farther and eating healthier. However, life isn’t perfect. I wanted to run 3 miles today but I really only had time for 1 mile. It was a decent mile though. Maybe little windier than I would have liked but the temperature was great. I ran around the little retention pond just to the north of our house. I’m glad I got to run outside. Tomorrow, I will likely be stuck in the gym either before getting my youngest ready for school or after work. Our temperatures are expected to plummet tonight so I need to get my winter running gear ready so I’m not stuck on the hamster wheel indefinitely.
We have had unseasonably warm weather the past week and a half. I got to run in shorts and a T-shirt yesterday! I ran 3 miles around our neighborhood and the neighborhoods nearby. It was a great run in great weather for December. Today I had to run a little earlier because we had to go clean out our old house. It was still warmer than it should be for this time of year and I really enjoyed the scenery. I ran 2 miles around a retention pond to the neighborhood just to our south. It was really peaceful. I lacked motivation before heading out but once I started running, I was glad I made it outside. These warm days won’t be around for much longer.
The past two days, I’ve needed to drive over an hour each way in the middle of the work day to be at appointments for my son. Luckily, my new job has been really accommodating of my situation. I have gone into work at 7:30am, left for the appointments, and the come back to work until 6pm. It’s not ideal but it allows me to be there for my son while still meeting most of the basic requirements of my job. This schedule leaves very little time for my other kids or my husband. I’ve woken up early both yesterday and today so I could get to the gym and run before my family woke up. I ran 2.75 miles yesterday and 3 today. I’ve been super tired by the end of the day but I’ve enjoyed getting my runs done early. I just wish I could get outside for more runs. Future goals!
My work schedule this week aligns with my kids’ school schedule. It’s great for family time but not so great for running time. Monday, I went to the gym after dinner. That is not my favorite time to run. I ran 2 miles on the treadmill. I wish I had been able to get outside during the daylight hours. The sun was shining and the temps were in the 50s. Yesterday, I was able to squeeze in a run before dinner but it was super cold and windy. I went to the gym for a mile on the treadmill. I heard a rumor that I might be able to leave work at noon today. If that’s true, I’m looking forward to having a bigger chunk of time to set aside for a run. I won’t go too far though because I’m planning on doing the local turkey trot with my daughter tomorrow morning. We are also talking about going to the local rock climbing gym as a family tonight. I might be sore tomorrow!
Today was one of those days where you want to be in the sun to enjoy it’s warmth. Those are my favorite. Mr. B was gone today and the cross country kids were wound. They settled into their workouts quickly though and I had a good 2 mile run with the newer crew. After we were done, I ran some bleacher sets with our freshman girl that has a shot at moving on at the regional meet this weekend. It was a great bonus workout.
Today was a cloudy, rainy, lazy kind of day. The students felt it. The teachers felt it. I wanted to stay in bed all day to read and drink tea. However, that was not in the cards. Mr. B and I made it through the day by encouraging each other and taking a walk break during our prep. He even put on some old school mid-thigh shorts to do a quick run with me after the cross country team completed an indoor workout. I have 4 weeks and 3 days left before I move to be with my older boys and husband. I’m going to miss my work BFF and running buddy. He has been great support through this tough transition and throughout my streak in general. We ran about a mile and a quarter today. I’m sure going to miss our daily chats and runs.