I try to keep this blogging stuff in perspective. When I got into it, it was a big deal. I was the new kid on the block, and you could just tell who the “old school” was. With the advent of social media, blogging has become more of a “chore” than a joy. With that thought in mind, I have continued to maintain that this blog is all about me. I want to record my thoughts, my history here. If you get something useful out of it (and I’m glad you come around), then that is icing on the cake.
With that said, I haven’t felt like blogging much since my last post. I ran my planned workouts up to Friday, and since it was an “easier” week, I opted to use my officiating activities as my running for the weekend. Seemed like a good idea, but I think I either ran more than I should, or I ran harder than I should. Four matches on Sunday (2 centers) really did a number on me and left me wondering if I had sabotaged my workouts for the rest of the week.
Tuesday, I went for my 5 mile run at lunch time. It was a gorgeous day, a little warm, but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to run under the clear blue sky. That night, the cold front pushed in and brought rain, chills, and winds. It was nasty enough to push my Wednesday run onto the treadmill. I was supposed to do eight Yasso 800s and a total of 10 miles. At about the second or third Yasso, I thought there was no way I was going to be able to finish this, but after each one, they got harder on my body, but easier on my mind. I did all of them. I did, however, cut the cool down to half a mile (for a total of 9 miles). I thought I was going to do my long run on Friday, and I wanted to save something.
While I was resting up on Thursday, I decided not to do my long run on Friday after all. Officiating is part of who I am, and I need to integrate that with who I am as an athlete. I decided to do the six mile run I have planned for today as normal, and do my long run on Sunday. I have four matches to officiate Saturday, and two Sunday night. It’s up to me to do something Sunday that is equivalent to 22 miles, and not jeopardize my Sunday night matches. I’ll let you know how it goes.
Have a great weekend, y’all!