Tuesday, September 20, 2011

I actually got up early

This morning, I planned to meet someone at 5:45 which forced me to actually get up early. I HATE getting up at 5, but once I am in the middle of the workout, I feel better. Now, when I get home to shower, I'm tired and during the day, I feel tired, but at least my workout is over. If I could do it every day, I'd never miss a workout.

Today was swimmy swim

this is kind of what it looks like inside at the Life Center. I can't find any pics online. So weird...

I'm still so new to swimming that I don't have a plan when I go in there. I was using a learn to swim plan on Beginner Triathlete but at this point, I'm just trying to get back in the pool. Today, what I did was this - 

*400 meter swim - this was a relaxed free style just trying to get familiar with the water and remember my form
*10 x 25 meter sprints. I started off a little slower and tried to speed up each 25 m, 1-5. Then I start over
*100 m kicking drills, 100 m pull drills, 100 m pick up drills
*450 meter swim - I wanted to go to 1600 so I could get in a full mile, but I was running out of time and energy so I ended up doing 1400 m. I was like, eh... close enough

So as I have been saying before, I'm having a hard time finding the time and motivation to train for this marathon. Here are my issues - 

1. I am Co-Chairing an event downtown that is taking up a lot of time and space in my mind. I'm super excited about it but it does take a LOT of planning. If you're in Greenville, you should come!!

2. Football Season - as you have seen, I love football and go to all the home games. Because we traditionally are not very good, are games are at noon. So that means, leaving the house at 7 am. My Saturdays are fully dedicated to football. There is no training on Saturday. Period. 

3. Weddings - I still have to write about Ellen & Hamilton's wedding. It was SO fun... as you can see below

My friend Jen is on the left, Blair in the middle and me on the right

I've got at least 2 more weddings but can probably only go to 1. 

4. Yoga Teacher Training - I love this distraction. It's only 1 weekend a month but during that weekend, it's all day and all night so training that day is tough. 

SSSSSOOOOOOO.... right now, I am tired and burnt out. And I am having a hard time. My big fear is that it's going to take me 5 1/2 hours to run this marathon. I know that it's not supposed to be about time, but damn. That's a long time. I just hate that I run so slowly. And my thoughts are that maybe I shouldn't have signed up for a marathon. Maybe i'm just not ready to do something like this. I know I can do it, i just don't want it to take me FOR - EV- ER. So that's where I am right now. 

1 comment:

  1. Umm you are going to do great at your marathon Wendall (haha idk why I called you that...) but seriously, don't doubt yourself because you are going to be amazing!