Monday, March 14, 2011

I'm hesitant to write about the weekend

Because it's such a FAIL. And I'm trying to figure out why it has to feel like a failure when i'm tired and overbooked,and I do not manage a lot of physical activity, I feel like I failed somehow.
I'm on a training program and I'm failing it miserably. I need just a touch of what Charlie Sheen has; he thinks he is winning ALL the time.
Time for a mind change. Work is busy, weather difficult, kids busy, hockey busy, and I just need to give myself a teensy break. But if I do that, it just gets easier to skip. Which Is why I've not run in 3 days now.
Back to Friday; I got up half early and I did P90X Kenpo, and Ab Ripper. I dressed and ran after lab, only 5 km but it was decent in the wind and rain that was falling. Temps were duper warm relatively and rain was light. It was fine.
I was tired and slacked in the evening, only foam rolling, trying to watch a frustrating rental movie, FAIL again, and finally sleeping.
Saturday morning was early hockey. I played hard lol. The weather was super nice and somewhat sunny. And instead of running I got to do hockey. This was their last full weekend of hockey and they had a lot of it. If only I could have come home and run but I didn't. I Do not remember what I did. I did forget about a party we were supposed to go to. I folded laundry. Did some work for week ahead. Wasted day.
But was it? I enjoyed the kids hockey and relaxed...
Anyway. Sunday morning was awesome but I had Holly home and rather than leaving her alone, we took the dogs for a nice 4km walk. Weather was again super nice.
Hockey in the afternoon, then although I planned to run, I worked instead. I thought I would run later but I didn't finish what I was working on until past 9 pm. Ugh.
Monday dawned super early because of the time springing forward, so at 5 am or the old 4 am I crawled out, after listening to Taylor being ill, for a while. I did some P90X chest back and triceps. And Ab Ripper. And went to work for long Monday morning. I cannot stand listening to me talk for that long.
Afternoon fail. Mostly because it was snowing and blowing a lot SIGH. I did again walk the dogs, 2.45 km which ain't great but at least we got out of the house for a bit.
High hopes for Tuesday :)
And maybe time for a retry at a positive mindset. April is coming after all.


Ian M. said...

Read this:

Scrappytbear said...

I know, looking back it kinda looks that way. But I don't know how I can run less. Im barely running. And adjusting everything else...I need to stop working. That is what I need ;)

Gaspegirl said...

Hey there... I hear ya! We have to stop seeing it as failing and just try to readjust to busy lifestyles and make it a priority when things happen.

As for me working in the morning, well I get up at 5 am just to get out of the house on time and get Hannah to the bus on time :S So, I would have to get up at like 4 am to get my workout in... not gonna happen!

Make it a great day!

Faith Ann said...

I can relate VERY much. I went two weeks without working out *at all* due to one reason or another (sickness, stress, work, stress, busy schedule, stress, ITB issues).

I should have tried harder to fit it in because feeling guilty about *not* working out causes me *more* stress!

Anyway, through no fault but my own, I derailed my half marathon training in a matter of 14 days.

Ian M. said...

Also read this:

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