Weekend To Rest and Run

As I’m writing this, Jon’s cleaning the bathroom. Yep, my guy has spent the last couple of hours cleaning our house to make sure it’s ready for the work week. I, on the other hand, have been trying to think of a good reason not to go for my run today and I can’t think of anything that won’t make me regret my decision. I hate it when that happens. Even now I’m sitting here in my running clothes typing instead of running. What the heck is wrong with me? I know I have a marathon coming up, I need to get my butt into gear.

Sometimes I hate running. I really don’t like running in the afternoon, but this morning I woke up and felt dehydrated so I spent the rest of the day drinking water. I’m on call for my job every Sunday too, so I’m waiting for the moment when my shift is over and then I’ll go for a run. I’m always nervous that I’ll get a call when I’m out and so to prevent that I just wait. It’s lame I know. I even run with my work phone but still I don’t want to spend the 15 minutes it takes to answer a phone call when I get my torture over and done with.

Ok, my shift is over, I can go now. I need to get this over and done with. I don’t want to think about it any more.

(5 Hours Later)

Jon was still cleaning the house when I got home. He wins. Man, he was on a roll this weekend. When that happens I tend to go with it. It was especially nice to see after he completed his first week of work. Yep, he got a job and I’m so happy for him. It was a win that he needed, a position that he was really excited about and at a great company. He was really eager to start. I’m just glad that he’s gonna get a routine now. For the last year and a half I’ve been the one getting out of bed early to go to work, trying not to make any noise. Now, the lights are on, TV is playing and we’re both running around the house trying to get ready for the day.

Ok, so the run. It went well considering I didn’t want to be there. I averaged about a 11:55 pace which is good but not really.  I’m training for the NYC Marathon using the Hanson Marathon Method, which really encourages you to stay close to your easy pace and not try to go faster. I’ve been failing at that. I was suppose to maintain a 12:05 pace the most today and as you can see, I was averaging 10 seconds faster. I start speed drills Tuesday so I’m really nervous that I might be burning out, I really hope I don’t because I do want to go into the NYC marathon with a goal of running a 4:45. I really hope I’m close to that. Ok. I need to stop freaking out. Enough, freaking out. 

So the run actually was better then expected. I have this 6 mile route that I tend to dread since there are a few hills in the last 2 miles. I hate it. But then it’s close to home and takes me down some of my favorite streets in our neighborhood. I love admiring the houses during the run. Fortunately, I had two of my favorite podcasts on the line up, This American Life and Pop Culture Happy Hour to get me through the hour and change. It’s funny, I’ve now gotten into the mood of listening to podcasts instead of songs while running. I think the interesting stories get me through it.

Ugh. I’m already looking at the clock it’s time for bed. I need to sleep. I have 4 miles to run in the morning. Good night!!!