(G): The last week I innocently entered a recovery week. My mind was full of unicorns and rainbows. And then reality set in as it always does. Actually reality isn’t so much the issue as my husband, John. He makes these random observations that turn into crazy once they get inside my head.
Earlier in the week, he was doing some longer back to back running/walking days. Not unusual for me, relatively unusual for him. Then he tells me that he’s doing 3 longer days in a row to mimic our 3-day event in May.
I already struggle doing two long days in a row on Saturday and Sunday and now he’s suggesting 3 days in a row. I am annoyed, tired thinking about it AND worse yet, he’s probably right. While I was letting that idea roll around in my head, because it was recovery week and I surely wasn’t going to start yet, he brings home a library book. Of course it’s written by Krissy Moehl, a leading ultra runner.
She has running programs for training for your first 50k, 50 miler, 100k and YEP, the big cheese 100 MILES!
So I started looking through it and she too has Friday, Saturday and Sunday mashed together in one big long mileage festival each week. Well crap! If Krissy says…
Now let’s be clear, part of me is scared to death and thinking no way. The other part that thinks I could be a super hero if I only applied myself is thinking, what great shape would you be in if you did this?
Someone really oughta give that part of me a mojito or a chocolate bar and shut her up!
So last night I pondered the upcoming week and have committed to doing a longer distance on Friday before my 18-mile Saturday and 10-mile Sunday. My effort at “easing” into it is that I am going to walk some on Friday. I feel like I should smack myself but here’s to trying new things.
Wait till Lowi finds out.
(L): Because this is a PG show around here I will use a different acronym than is actually going through my head right now!
Are you joking? I mean I get doing that ONCE if need be, but each week? This reminds me of a couple of years ago when G thought she should practice running in the dark...on her treadmill…with a headlamp. I’ll let you in on a little secret about that. When it came time to actually run in the dark with a headlamp I don’t think her practice made it any easier. Then again she did have to help me put on my headlamp. Now I understand there are benefits and such, but G, really?
On another note, today G and I were discussing about how nobody really wants to read about your workouts on social media every single day…unless you fell off your treadmill. I started to get worried about our little torture report each week. Maybe nobody wants to read about G’s psychosis and my recent inability to move past 3 miles. Then I realized that our posts are a lot like falling off the treadmill, so hopefully we are safe. If it helps, though, I missed a step while navigating my way through the movie theater this weekend and while I almost fell on my face, I managed to recover nicely.
So, what have I actually been doing this week? I haven’t missed a day of working out. Now granted I am not logging 2-3 days of double digit numbers, but I am getting out there. I am also doing ab work, squats and yoga with my fav, Yoga With Adriene. You should check out her yoga bootcamp and start today! It’s March 1st, it’s the perfect time to begin a month-long yoga challenge. Tune back in each week so we can discuss how we fell over while doing tree pose because we have balance issues and let’s face it, self deprecation keeps it real!
Sunshine & Sarcasm,
Lowi & G
The Torture Report began in January 2014 as a weekly update of our journey to completing a 50-mile race. Since then it’s continued on to become a chronicle of how we try mightily to find fitness, health and sometimes the finish line. We aren’t always successful but we keep showing up and telling you all about it on Tuesdays.