Monday, August 21, 2006

I Am A Big Cheater

Alright. Alright. I cheated.

I didn't do my 15 mile run with 12 at pace. There I said it. I am somewhat upset about missing it, but my work schedule and sleep schedule and "I don't want to make myself sick" schedule did not allow for it. I was going to try and do the run at 8:30 this morning and realized that I had been up for about 20 hours. 2+ hours of running and then an hour drive home makes for too close to 24 hours of awake time for me.

So I skipped it.

So What. I was happy to get some sleep and be able to be in here working (can't you tell I am working) earlier.

I shouldn't miss any of the runs this week....although we are going to Bloomington until Friday. The drinks are very blue and very cheap in Bloomington, so here's to hoping I can run around around that schedule that I am guessing our friends Aaron and Karen have been putting in place. Jason and I always love going back to Bloomington to visit because we met in our undergrad years there....we were randomly assigned physics lab partners the second semester of our sophmore year and instantly became friends where we stayed for about a year and a half before the boy finally asked me out ("so....uh....like....do you want to go out with me or something?"). Anyways, it's just fun to go hang out in the old haunts and see the town.

We will run tomorrow morning after I give a talk via video at a conference that is happening in England. So that only puts me at the lab today for oh....13 or so hours. Awesome.

9 comments:

Firefly's Running said...

**HUGS** Hang in there. Don't beat yourself over the missed run.

Bob said...

Hey I missed more runs last week then you I bet. But I have something for you to think about. I switched long runs pusing the 15 with 12 at pace to this sunday and moving up the 2:00 lsd run to last week. So if you want to compare notes on the pace run I will be out there doing it on Saturday.

Nicole said...

You know what rest is an important part of training so don't feel bad at all. Good luck with the presentation.

Haight said...

Schedule schmedule...you'll fit it in somewhere...you're too dedicated to let it slip by completely. Plus the rest/recovery is as important.

Bye Bye Neifi!!! Wooooo hoooo!!!

mouse said...

it's not cheating, it's life. and it happens sometimes. and the fact that you realized that it wouldn't be the smartest option for you to get the run in means that you make intelligent decisions. don't be upset about it; you have plenty of time to get the training in, and i'm sure you're going to rock Chicago with or without this run!

Taryn said...

You poor thing with those work hours! Because of that, I'm inclined to say don't stress too much about a missed run - possibly your body (and mind) needed a bit of downtime?! Enjoy your time in Bloomington!

Josh said...

Don't worry about cheating ... despite what we hear growing up, cheaters do win from time to time.

Kendra said...

Thought you guys might enjoy this story:
http://www.cnn.com/2006/HEALTH/08/15/thompson.marathons/index.html

Running Rabbit said...

13 hours in the lab? Sheesh! What the hell are you doing?