Friday, March 4, 2011

Week 1 is a big do over

Well, I am off to a less than auspicious start to my marathon training.  So far, I've missed three runs.  And how many have I had scheduled so far?  Three.  Oops.

I had the greatest of intentions and was all pumped up to start this week.  Then Monday I didn't get home from work until 7:00 p.m.  When my alarm went off to get up for the gym the next morning, I'd had less than six hours of sleep.  I know from experience that was a sure fire way to trigger a migraine so I decided to run that evening.

And then I didn't get home from work until 7:00 p.m.  Again.  Thanks, boss.

So I thought, one missed run at the beginning of training isn't that big of a deal.  Thursday, I'd be back on track.

Wednesday, I didn't get home from work until 7:00 p.m.  AGAIN.  I took an Ambien to help me sleep, thought I had eight hours to get it out of my system.  The alarm went off for the gym and I had only the barest sliver of consciousness going for me.  If you've been reading for a while, remember how I don't remember the first couple of hours of the marathon because of Ambien?  Yeah.  I've decided it's a bad idea to drive in that condition.  No problem, I'd just go for a run after work. 

I did get home at a normal time.  Still feeling like I was in an Ambien haze.  Was in bed by 8:30, no more drugs, hoping to sleep it all out of my system. 

Mmm hmm.  11:30 p.m. and I still hadn't fallen asleep.  And I'm all stuffed up, so much that even my ears hurt.  So no run this morning. 


Well, I could have decided that since I suck, I should eat.  Burgers and fries and cake and stuff.  But I haven't.  Oh wait, let me get the frosting off of the keyboard.  No, seriously, I haven't.  Or I could decide that since I suck, my training is blown and I'm never getting back on track.  But I haven't done that either.  Tomorrow I will sleep in, after taking some NyQuil tonight.  Sunday, I will do my long run with Jules as planned.  Then I will do week two of my training as scheduled.  One day at a time.  Because I have faith in myself.

the CilleyGirl


  1. I think we should make a new rule that if you are training for a big even you are required to be sent home early from work, with pay!

  2. Um.... even = event.

    Yeah. I blame traveling across the country for my typos these days.

  3. That's a pet peeve I should have noted on my ABC post - work interferring with my running life.