The new receptionist at my Dr.’s office is so much more pleasant. It made my day. I usually dread calling to make appointments because I always get sass. No sass today just friendliness! And she even said to have a good day!
Now I have to get my ass to get blood tests or risk being scolded by the doc when I go in for an appointment. tsk tsk. I’ve been really procrastinating about it because I’m nervous. I’m not nervous about the actual test taking. Stick a needle in me, I won’t flinch or care and will stare at it because I think it’s neat. But for some reason I’m nervous something will show up, it’ll say there’s something abnormal. I suppose that’s the reason I’m getting the tests taken in the first place, to check to see if there is something wrong with me that might account for certain things but it’s nerve wracking. Especially for someone like me…. 100% hypochondriac.
Ok. Time to get some more work done.
Rest day today. I’ve been feeling guilty about that… but I guess I shouldn’t. My week so far:
Mon - 1 hour yoga and walk to and from which is about 7km
Tues - Treadmill Run 5km
Wed - 5km outdoor run in the searing heat
Thurs - P90X Shoulders + Arms in the AM & 30 Day Shred in the PM
Fri - (today) Rest
That’s acceptable, right?
Sat - hopefully 6 miles and hopefully just as beautiful and breezy as today *fingers crossed*
Sun - 4 miles easy - might split it into two since I have work.
Very excited for this summer’s half marathon. I think last summer’s 50km really made me less anxious about racing in the summer. It was tough but it wasn’t awful at all. I liked it running a race in the heat way more than I thought I would. Getting a video of myself talking about running out of water like I was recording my last moments was pretty great too. I still look at that video and laugh. The RD for this summer’s half even sent a personal welcome email. I thought that was lovely.
Anyhow, very glad to be building back up and to be working on different things like strength and core work to be a better balanced runner. Slow build. Sometimes it’s so tempting to just go out and run stupid but I know that if I train smart now I’ll be able to achieve the goals that I want without burning out.