I don't know what's going on, either. But as soon as I either develop some time management skills or finish my semester, the cheek will return.
13 June 2011
Today, Chad and I begin Week 5 of our 26-week training plan for a half-marathon in November. In case you're wondering: Yes, that is unusually long for a training plan for anything. But by doing it this way, we've given ourselves plenty to time to get back up to speed (quite literally) and start off with low mileage. Which is totally necessary, because we've been lazy for mumble mumble mumble and need to build back up to where we once were.
Not my finest running hour.
The truth is, it's easy to hit snooze when the alarm goes off. It's easy, when facing a hill, to stop and walk. (We live in a part of town called University Hills-- believe me, it's called that for a reason.) It's super-easy to call it off altogether when the mercury creeps above 90 (and I do-- 89 degrees is my upper temperature limit for running). But, as I chant to myself when the going is rougher than I want it to be, the only way to make running easier is to keep doing it.