I am sooooooo relaxed right now man.
I’ve just returned home from a day of pampering at Champneys. I had a pedicure, a massage and a facial, and a little snooze in the conservatory in between. It was all very tranquil and I was so blissed out I bought 2 new swimming costumes for my holiday in May without looking at the price first…gulp!
Life got in the way of my running this weekend – after work yesterday morning, I went to see my mother in law in hospital. I gave her a dry shampoo and a facial to cheer her up (and stopped at Costco on the way home) so I didn’t get back til gone 8pm which is just too late on a Saturday to go out running and feel safe. This morning I was up and out at 8.30am which is earlier than I get up for work so there was NO WAY I was getting up earlier than that!!
I was worried that a training plan was going to start making me feel like I had to run such-and-such and I always have a strange reaction to being told what to do – I want to do the opposite! So right now, I’m feeling guilty becasue I haven’t run, I know that I’m a run short and SHOULD run, I do want to run but I want to do it because I want to do it not because it’s on a plan…
This weekends long run is lost I think, I can’t magic another day in the week. So instead I am going to make tomorrows planned 1 hour run a bit longer. Hopefully 2 hours but that will depend on the length of the club run. Interestingly, there is an article in Aprils Runners World about making training plans to fit 10/14/21 day cycles… might investigate further for my half marathon training… Page 19 if you’re interested.