Thursday, September 24, 2009

This Morning's Adventure

This week has not been one of my best. I don’t know what it is, but the past two days I have had the hardest time waking up in the morning. Maybe it’s because it’s pitch black at 5:00am, or maybe my body was just telling me I need more sleep.

Yesterday I didn’t even hear my alarm and I don’t remember turning it off, but I know I set it. I always set my alarm for the same time every morning—5:00am. It must have been my body catching up on some much needed rest for the many 5:00am wake-up calls I’ve had recently.

I did wake up this morning, but it was a cross-training day so I walked (fast-paced!) for 40 minutes around my neighborhood. An interesting thing happened…towards the end of my walk (mind you it’s 5:15am, pitch black, and silent) this morning, all of a sudden a fire truck with lights flashing comes racing down towards me. I hope on the sidewalk and watch it pass me, but it’s heading in the direction of my house so I watch it closely to see which street it turns on. It turned on MY street!!! When I left my house everything was fine…what could have happened? I live in a cul-de-sac-like street so once you turn there are only a small handful of houses to go to. I race back to my street to find it parked in front of my house! Ok seriously, what the heck. The lights in the house were off, so that was reassuring, and then I thought about my neighbor. She is an elderly woman with Alzheimer’s and I began to think what could have happened to poor Mrs. Baker (this is not her real name) and my mind jumped to the worst possible scenario. The firemen and paramedics (they just arrived) seemed calm so I asked them what happened. They were soooo NOT friendly! I got a rude “Who are you and what are you doing here?” response, to which I returned a polite and worried “She’s my neighbor. Is she ok? What happened?” The not-so-friendly man in uniform abruptly replied that she was fine and that she hit her leg, then he stormed off. Jeez! Luckily she was ok though, my gosh!

Anyways, this week really put a dent in my training, so I have decided to go back and repeat last weeks schedule which is:

Mon: Run 6 min Walk 1 min (repeat 4 times) Run 2 min
Tues: Cross train
Wed: Run 6 min Walk 1 min (repeat 4 times) Run 2 min
Thurs: Cross train
Fri: Run 8 min Walk 1 min (repeat 3 times) Run 3 min
Sat: Run 8 min Walk 1 min (repeat 3 times) Run 3 min

I probably could continue with next weeks schedule, but after struggling to get my butt out of bed the past few days I think I need to repeat and make sure I’m absolutely comfortable with this. I know it’ll be worth it. And I have two 5Ks in November to look forward to and keep me motivated! Wahoo!!!
Have a happy Thursday! I’m going to see Sondre Lerche tonight…so excited!!! (He sang the “Dan in Real Life” soundtrack and has some awesome albums, just FYI.)



  1. Just wanted to say that these types of weeks are definitely something I've experienced, and I'm pretty sure they are just your body's way of telling you you need a little bit of a rest week. Maybe you're fighting something off or your muscles just need a little extra time to strengthen, either way, it's a good thing! And repeating weeks is DEFINITELY something I did in my training :)

    PS NOT COOL re: paramedics jeez!