I ended up moving my long run of 17 miles to Monday afternoon. I had planned on running long Sunday afternoon after my sister and brother-in-law left but I scratched that (and felt incredibly guilty about it for some weird reason). I was tired from the weekend and my motivation was severely lacking so I opted for a 5 mile easy run instead. I dragged ass but was grateful once I returned home. The weather was supposed to be slightly warmer (upper 40's not upper 30's and snow!) but silly me didn't check about the wind. Where I live there was really no way for me to start into the wind so on my out and back course most days I end up in the wind. It's usually not as bad as it has been these last few runs. BUT... After how I felt tonight, even with the ridiculous wind stopping me in my tracks for the return 8.5 miles, I want to move all my long runs to Monday! I don't know what it was but this long run may have been one of my best feeling 17 miles ever!!! My time wasn't anything to write home about but I felt so strong and this run really helped my confidence. Lately I have been feeling frustrated and defeated. It has been tough to find my "mojo" for lack of a better word. Not sure if it's back but I think I may be on my way.
This week is going to be another tough week for fitting the remainder of my scheduled runs in between travel days. I have 2 back-to-back day trips - Phoenix and Oklahoma, City. Yeah, day trip to Phoenix. I only hope I can sleep since I'll be spending more time in the air than I will in my house! In addition, moving my long run to Monday kind of screwed the week up. This week should be a recovery week anyways so I may just cut it back a bit more than originally planned.