workout :: .5 mile warm up, 4 x 100’s [1:39/1:42/1:43/1:39] no cool down.
Happy Wednesday, y’all.
Let me explain the workout. Yesterday a friend of mine asked if I wanted to meet her at the track this morning. SCARY. Why? I haven’t stepped on a track for over a year, so as not to overheat while pregnant. Though its been awhile, but I was secretly looking forward to it and thought about it all night. Since our daughters are the same age, I packed a bag full of toys they could keep themselves busy with while we ran our repeats. Which, by the way, I would be doing while pushing the running stroller occupied by Spud. While I know he’s only 12 weeks, this surface was flat and failsafe, but to be extra careful I padded him with blankets. Not that he cared, since he slept the whole time. In fact, he would fuss and wake up if I stopped – go figure.
Anyway, the best laid plans often go awry right? While my friend’s daughter was content with playing and running around like an angel, MY CHILD did nothing but cry and scream the whole time; pitching a fit because her toys were being played with, or because mommy was so far away. While I tried to mentally block this out and run repeats, I just couldn’t. Parenting wise, the past few days have been so defeating. Defiant and stubborn, K is definitely testing the waters to see how far she can go. I know this is normal and a part of parenting, but it is wearing me way down. I find myself snapping at her almost the second she starts up with her dramatics and I hate it. I just need to reset, and I’m hoping I can go back out for an easy three or four later tonight.
Getting back on the track was a bit intimidating. I was running with a speedster of a buddy, but in all honesty I’m delighted with my times. I could feel myself totally petering out, not pacing correctly and tightening up but I think with time it will all come back to me. By the end of the session I was beat and ready to hurl, which means I did them right. Just have to have patience.
Which, clearly, I have none of. *sigh*
What tests your patience?
Do you like speed work?