It’s been a long week. So long in fact, that I don’t even remember lifting on Monday. Perhaps that is the Lyrica talking? I don’t know. All I know is that it has been a long “hot” (for Scotland) week and I’ve been out in the sun more than I should have been (behind on my work, of course) and have had PMT and been totally bitchy and that hasn’t changed since I weighed myself this morning when I saw I had gained 6 pounds overnight (see comment on PMT).
So this week’s workouts: I had a plan from Glasletes and was all excited to follow. Until I didn’t walk/run/spin/move yesterday. I just wasn’t feeling it. I walked to Starbucks for coffee because I was out of ground coffee. I sat out in the front garden for an hour and read and took notes on a book that is due back to the library (and can’t be renewed). I took more notes inside and listened to the Sox v. MFY game. Despite the low activity (I still got my 10,000 steps though) I wasn’t bothered. I was sore from the sprints and just all around blah.
So, as I was saying (I got carried away a bit there) the workouts:
|Lifting||Long walk||Jog, walk, stretch||Lift or swim||Sprints||Group run or run on own||“long” run day- 30 min|
|Lifting||Long walk; 7.5 miles||Jog, walk, sprint @Glasletes||Rest||Sprints; 10x lamppost to lamppost||Rest||30 minute run (on agenda)|
Let me talk to you about those sprints for a moment. We were to find 2 lampposts, sprint to it, walk back, repeat x5. I was on my third when some people walked by. They started laughing at me and as they turned the corner started mimicking my running in an over exaggerated manner. I was hurt and angry and tweeted a lovely message about it. (Please mind the language.)
To the douche who just made fun of me, go fuck yourself.
— Cindy C. (@Cindy_C75) July 19, 2013
So instead of 5 sprints, I did 10. (I also am aware that the first few weeks of plans are for true beginners, and I, for once, do not qualify as a beginner!) I turned my anger into something positive. However, that doesn’t mean I am still not angry about it. I am angry and tired of it, frankly. I just want to go out on my runs and not be laughed at or mocked, as I have said before. Not too much to ask, surely.
I was going to get up early to run this morning to “practice” for next week’s 5K, but I was just worn out and uncomfortable (reference above PMT).
This week I am thinking about going to second run session on Tuesday, as well as the one on Wednesday and maybe hit a spin class Thursday, and rest Friday as race day is Saturday! 🙂
As part of Glasletes I am raising funds for Alzheimer Scotland, if you are able please donate!
How was your weekend?