All day I thought I’d set myself up for two runs on this long weekend (it’s Thanksgiving in Canada), as I didn’t manage my usual early morning run. Both kids were up too early so helped them get back to sleep and then it was too late for a morning run. I contemplated an after work run but was a bit tight on time as my husband was going out for a mountain bike ride.... but then while he was out I figured if he can manage a 1.5 hour bike ride, surely I can squeeze in a 30 minute run. So I put my kit on and headed out the door as he came back in.
It was W4R3, and an evening run for a morning runner... ugh... it was feeling like a bit of a slog. I did a few too many squats and other strengthening exercises a couple days ago, challenging my husband to do them with me... I could feel those. My legs felt heavy and tired and I think the half glass of wine I’d already had was no help either, hehe! I also realized that the lovely carbonated water I love to drink in the evening isn’t the best hydration for a run😬! But I was really happy that I knew some runs are just bad runs and was able to make the best of it by focusing on my breathing. I thought for sure my pace was way slower than usual as my little dog was pulling me along for portions of the run, but I finished the last run about 100m from where I did last time so that was a pleasant surprise.
I was truly impressed that I was able to get through it and maintain a positive attitude. And now I’m on to week 5, and only need to do 1 run over the long weekend!!