Wednesday, April 9, 2008

I "Ate a Bowl of Ice Cream"


Official Training? Ha Ha Ha.... Here's what happens in "real life." I'm on a "schedule" now, because if I don't have a little box with a number in it to check off, I don't run. The problem is, sometimes the little boxes fall on the wrong days. I'm scheduled to run on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. However, I had a NEGATIVE amount of time yesterday, and it is a sheet of rain today (I've heard of people who LOVE to face the elements on their runs, but I'm not one of them). Running in the rain is one of my favorite things to do in the summertime, but is a big "Uh...NO" when it is below 75.

So this week, assuming that it's not still raining tomorrow...I plan on running Thurs, Fri, Sat, and then put my "long" run on Monday. This pushes next week to Wed, Thur, and Fri and hopefully I can get back on track the following Sunday.

I learned last year, that this is part of the game. It's like slip up and eat a big bowl of ice cream. Do you "eat 3 gallons of Chunky Monkey and wash it all down with a draught of chocolate milk" because you made a mistake? No. You tell yourself: "Excuse me, fat bootie--but let's not get too excited here. The pig will not be fed due to the brain's 'perfect or nothing' issues." Because the fact is, training is not perfect, but you keep training. My goal is to (mostly) get in my weekly miles any way I can. It won't always be perfect, but hopefully, it will "Be".