Wow, this has been a busy week. I really don’t even know where it went. I spent Monday recovering from my bachelorette party, which was my FIFTH day in a row not running. I was kind of freaking out just because I haven’t gone that long without running for months, but my body was so exhausted that I knew I needed to just recuperate. I decided to redeem myself on Tuesday with 6 miles on the treadmill after work (8:50 pace). I had only slept three hours the night before and was pretty exhausted, but I knew it would make me feel better if I just did it, so I did.
Then Wednesday happened. I had a walk through scheduled at my wedding venue after work, which was actually a big stress reliever because my wedding planner Hannah is super organized and has everything under control! However, I didn’t get home until almost 6:30. I was greeted by dirty dishes everywhere, laundry piled all over the place, bags that still hadn’t been unpacked since the weekend, a hungry fiance and a dog that was crying and begging for a run.
I was just so overwhelmed. This might seem like everyday stuff for most people, but I get really overwhelmed easily if there is just too much to do. Thomas is so helpful and helped me out with the laundry and dishes, but I still wanted to make him dinner. Yeah, we could have just ordered pizza and called it a night, but I enjoy making dinner and during the week we really do try to be somewhat healthy. By the time I even made it out of the kitchen into my room to get changed to run, it was 8:30. I was frustrated and stressing out and kept telling myself “you didn’t run for 5 days, you HAVE to run.” Dixie was jumping all over me as soon as I put my shoes on so I put her leash on her and walked out the door.
We got maybe 100 yards down the road and my feet just completely seized up. Foot cramps are very normal for me… I usually get them right after I finish running, but I can typically avoid them DURING a run if I remember to take my vitamins and drink a lot of water throughout the day. Well, I must have forgotten to do both of those things during the craziness that was Wednesday because I could barely walk after 30 seconds of running.
I stopped, took a deep breath, let Dixie pee, and then I went home.
Not everyday is your day. I wasn’t even going to write about this because I felt like I was just being a quitter and complainer, but then I realized that I want my blog to be about everything – the bad days AND the good ones. So many people only talk about the great things in their lives and leave out the not so pretty stuff. I’m guilty of this too. Mostly because I want my blog to be a positive place, but stuff like this happens to everyone, so I know a lot of you can relate.
When I got home (3 minutes after I had just left) I was visibly upset and Thomas just hugged me and said “stop trying to do so much.” I was trying to fit everything in and do everything to the best of my abilities and it’s just not possible.
This whole ordeal also got me thinking about morning running. I hate it and I just can’t do it, but I was thinking how nice it would have been to just have that run taken care of already so I could have focused on everything else I had to get done. Something to consider….
On Thursday I was determined to redeem myself so I had planned on running outside right after work. Well, it was pouring down rain with thunder and lightning so I decided to go to the gym with Thomas instead. I did 5 miles at 8:55 pace and still had plenty of time to make one of our favorite dinners – burrito bowls!
I made salsa chicken in the crockpot that had been cooking all day. Then we just fixed cilantro rice (like Chipotle: jasmine rice, butter, salt, cilantro) and had a black beans/corn/diced tomato mixture, guacamole, refried beans, cheese and sour cream. We layer them up and it is delicious and SO filling.
Hope everyone has a great weekend!! Thomas and I are headed up to the mountains for a couples shower that his family is throwing for us tomorrow and then we are going to spend Sunday hiking and fishing!
Do you have days when you try to do too much?
What is one fun thing you’re doing this weekend?