This week has been pretty mundane. Thankfully. Last week was tough. I felt fatigued and my body felt like it was made out of un-moveable steel. My tibias ached and my toe nails started to give way, and I was sluggish. This week has been much more fun! I've logged my anticipated miles and completed several varied cardio workouts. I even feel like I can see a few slight improvements in my figure from my hard work. Bonus!
As I look at my training plan I see that the next 2 weeks will be long! I will be spending a good deal of time away from my family with my laces tied and my feet pounding the pavement. Am I being selfish with this training? Yes, I suppose but not intentionally. My husband is fairly supportive of my efforts, although he really sees no point, and my girls love to go to the races and cheer me on. Nonetheless, I spend 10-15 hours a week training, time I could be playing with the kids or cleaning the house. The honest reality of it though is that I don't really believe I'd be any more productive as a house wife if I weren't running and I'm sure I'd be less effective as a mother and a wife without it. Running and pushing my body thrills me, it motivates me, it energizes me. What could be more beneficial for children than a happy mommy? Nothing, I hope. As long as my hard working husband continues to allow me a couple hours of solace when he's home to go run out my mommy stress, and the local gym continues to provide me with free child care then I fully intend to keep moving and run right through the guilt!
Week 3 Results: