Two Saturdays ago, I was supposed to run 12 miles, but I was having some feminine issues and only completed 7.87 miles. At least my legs weren't giving me trouble. I contemplated on making up the remaining miles the following day, but skipped it. My quads hurt like crazy after, but it was just a fluke thing and I have yet to figure out what caused it. I didn't bother to run my 8 miler last Saturday and I don't regret missing that one bit.
I got engaged!! That's a good enough reason to put the running on hold. It's not like not running for 4 whole days will really be that detrimental to my performance come Sunday, right?
However, the though about waking up early, going down to the city and schleping my ass down the streets of Chicago in search of my goal time don't sound like so much fun anymore.
Oh... and I'm supposed to get my monthly gift Sunday... hum... how many feminine hygenine products can I shove into my SpiBelt?! *shakes head* Grrr... perhaps I can will my body to deliver my monthly gift before or after the race... (TMI: SORRY!)
Lazing around in bed with my fiancee and staring at my pretty diamond ring on my finger sounds much more appealing. Yes, the goal was to improve upon my dismal time, but I thought it would be somewhat of a family affair this year. Unfortuantely, my dad and my bro can't run due to injuries so it's just me.
I've got to get my head back in the game ASAP. I'll remind myself of the following and hopefully this will serve as motivation:
- Spent time and money on training and wouldn't want it to go to waste;
- Don't want to hear the crap spewing out of my managing partner's mouth if he finds out that I didn't even show up to the race for no good reason at all; and
- Having to blog about why I didn't run it for no good reason at all.
If you have any motivation tips to send my way, please do! Good luck to everyone running CM13 Sunday! You will all do GREAT!