Thursday, August 28, 2014

#TTT: crazy week

It's been a very random & crazy start to the school year. I got this lovely spam comment...



I've been in so many meetings that I haven't even started to play Tetris.



And my run yesterday reminded me of this cartoon because Journey came on, along with a few other songs that usually motivate, and I thought my playlist was fucking with me.


I really hope next week is better.

How is your August winding up?

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Training Tuesday: Detroit Marathon Week 14


This past week was kind of a bust.  I significantly underestimated what a toll getting one stupid wisdom tooth removed would have on my body.  It wasn't the pain so much as it was not eating or drinking enough to fuel workouts.  I tried to run on Saturday after having my procedure on Wednesday afternoon and it was a disaster.  Lesson learned too little too late.

Now, I'm back to work as of today, so my runs are moving from early mornings to after school.  I'm hoping the heat and humidity don't have too much of an impact because I'm at the point in this plan where I need to start kicking it up a notch.

Not much to recap for this week - I tried to run my 16 miler on Monday but only made it 4 miles.  Lifted on Tuesday.  Ran a decent interval run on Wednesday at the gym.  Did nothing Thursday or Friday.  Had a horrible 3 mile run on Saturday and then walked 4 miles on Sunday.

Let's hope this week is better.

Now for a little funny - I had a great spam comment last week and thought it would be fun to share.  Enjoy the stupidity of a spambot.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Motivation Monday: The Highlight Reel?

After this past week, I've really been riding the struggle bus hard.  I've been questioning my ability, not trusting myself, doubting.  Some of that comes from comparing myself with others.  I read all these wonderful workouts on DailyMile or Facebook.  I see the Instagram posts of crossfit WODs or Fitsnap recaps of stellar runs.  Then I look at what I've done and it feels like less.  Especially this past week.


It's not less though.  It's my reality.  It's my now.  I saw this on Twitter this weekend and it couldn't be more true.

Are you comparing your behind-the-scenes to everyone else's highlight reels?