This weekend ended up being an excellent running weekend despite my attitude. I've been in a serious need of an attitude adjustment especially related to my want and desire to train. The thought of taking one step started to annoy me. The work travel and being burned out with that has played a significant role in this attitude. Don't you just love when unhappy work thoughts seep into the rest of your life???
Saturday morning I had 14 miles planned. I woke up feeling exhausted and went back to sleep for a few more hours. By the time I rolled out of bed the thought of running repulsed me. I dug deep and convinced myself to run the 5 easy miles the schedule originally stated. 2 miles into the run out of nowhere I felt the shitty mood lift (literally!) and I started immensely enjoying my slow, easy speed on a gorgeous Saturday morning (nearly afternoon). I returned home a new woman :) Sunday morning found me having a repeat of Saturday morning. Around 9:15 am I pulled myself out of my comfy bed and started haphazardly preparing for the long run. I was concerned about going out so late but luckily not too much heat and humidity today! While warm it wasn't uncomfortable. Yea for cooperative summer weather! The first 3 miles I was very whatever about the whole run. After mile 3 someone hit the switch and I had a very enjoyable remaining 11 miles. Even the frustrating tourists around Navy Pier who walked 4 across not allowing anyone to pass easily couldn't make me upset for too long.
The first official week ended up well! 35 scheduled and I managed 34.25 miles. I hope they all can work out in my favor but am realistic that with my travel packed (for work and going back to Ohio for my dad) August they may not. I just need to continue to be flexible and do what I can!