Saturday, February 02, 2008

Has it been a week already?

The Shamu Rollercoaster at Sea World

This has been, well, quite a week.

I worked about 50 hours - and I have the tiredness to prove it! With all that work, I couldn't seem to find a way to get a run in. I did run 3 miles on Monday and walked about 6 miles with a friend on Tuesday. But that was it. I intended to get back to the weights but didn't do it. So I worked hard this week, but not on my running.

On the one hand, I told myself that I was still kicking back since the marathon (which I kinda was). When I did really want to run, my schedule just didn't allow for it. At the end of the week it came down to sleep or running. And I really needed the sleep.

Today I slept in! I didn't get up until I felt like it, somewhere around 10:30 am. Hubby had studying to do all day so I took it upon myself to get the kids out of the house and out to Sea World.

So we walked around Sea World from around 1 pm until closing time at 6 pm. It was a lot of fun. We played around Shamu's Happy Harbor when we rode the roller coaster in the video. It was a challenge (that I failed) to hold the camera still while whipping around from side to side.

As for my running, I have decided to get back into training with my first goal race the Winter Park Road Race 10K in March. I am hoping to do much more cross training - weights and elliptical work. I will have to be very strict with scheduling since the workload at the office will probably not let up for the next 90 days or so. The running is critical to surviving all of that so I will find a way!

Run strong everyone!


Petraruns said...

Hey Chris, after the marathon is always a time to kick back and give some things priority that you might not have been able to while you were training - not that I imagine you slacking off work, but I think you missed out on some sleep.. Give yourself a chance to catch up and rest up and then get back into it. You've earned the break!

Susan said...

If anyone can make it work, IT IS YOU!

But way to go on taking it easy. You deserve it!

Maddy said...

I think that it is important to catch up on sleep first and the running will fall into place.

I'll see you at the Winter Park Road Race for sure!

Any goals for that race?

MarathonChris said...

My goal for the WPRR would be to PR the 10K distance. In 2007 I had new PR's in every other distance I ran, but the only 10K I ran in 2007 was last year's WPRR.

My 10K PR is 1:04 set in the fall of 2006.

ShirleyPerly said...

Don't beat yourself over not running. You earned the rest and I think you're body is appreciating the rest. Sounds like ya'll had fun at Seaworld!