Slow and Steady

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Turn Around: Help!

Help, I need somebody,
Help, not just anybody,
Help, you know I need someone, help.

When I was younger, so much younger than today,

I never needed anybody's help in any way.
But now these days are gone, I'm not so self assured,
Now I find I've changed my mind and opened up the doors.

Help me if you can, I'm feeling down

And I do appreciate you being round.
Help me, get my feet back on the ground,
Won't you please, please help me?
~The Beatles

Wednesday Hump Day sounds funny, but like an out and back run it marks the turn around to the work week. While I should be rejoicing in the fact that there are only 2 more days in the typical work week, my next "weekend" will not come until 9/23. Seriously.

Help is right, "when I was younger, so much younger than today, I never needed anybody's help in anyway... I am feeling down." Yes I am ambitious. Yes I am a slacker. That usually doesn't stop me from being able to do whatever I want whenever I want. But these days I am just busy, busy, busy. I am five weeks away from the Nike Women's Marathon in S.F. and big shocker I continue to be under trained. Usually not a big deal, but I went out for a 12 mile run on Sunday and wouldn't you know, my left ITB acted up at mile 8 for 2 full miles. I took Monday off, cross trained on Tuesday and was supposed to run tonight, but woke up late, worked late and missed my chance. My office relocation is in full swing and I will be working late Thursday, Friday, Saturday and probably Sunday. WTH?! I have no idea how I am going to squeeze in my long run Sunday since A. I'll be completely drained from work and B. I am using up all my babysitter credits so I can work a bazillion hours or my all time favorite, C. My ITB will get worse because apparently people aren't just supposed to do long runs and nothing else during the week.

I remember a time when I was much younger than today when I could skip workouts, wake up and completely dominate anything I attempted. Now I have to drag myself out of bed achy and sore, hope for the best vs. cruising with total confidence, and barely muddle through the worst vs. dominating like I am used to. So help. I need somebody. Help. Not just anybody. I kinda got help from my trainer Tuesday when she texted me at 4:55am so I could get out of bed and make it to the 6am bootcamp. She tried that again today, but I declined the 6am class because I was going to work at 7:00 am, which because I was so sore and tired turned into 8:05. Total wasted morning. I hate feeling fatigued.

So how does one adjust to this life of having to try? 
Why I Kick A$$: I totally scored some HALO bars from P over at Adventures of An Average Athlete. She is so much more than average, go check her out, you'll LOVE her blog.

Thankful Three
  1. For whiskey night cap
  2. For Monday...oh I can't wait for Monday when this office move is over
  3. For Nutter Butters


Christi said...

That is funny that you choose that song. I have more often that not fallen back on that song when times are hard. I swear we were separated at birth!

Just remember to take one day at a time. If you can't get a full workout done then try for just 20 mins. Maybe that will help!

Jamoosh said...

Setting priorities. If you are not going to try, why bother? If you are going to try, make it important.

Meredith said...

This made me think of T over at Racing With Babes. I can't remember how many miles she had to do, but she couldn't do them all at the same time. So, she would hop on the treadmill for a mile here and a mile there all throughout the day. I realize that isn't an option, but perhaps, breaking up what you need to do into 2 parts might? I don't know... I know it helped me get my 10 done last week when I only had time to get 8 done before picking up B from preschool. Got the last 2 done that afternoon. I try to remind myself that something is better than nothing.

P said...

Pretty sure that was your best "Why I Kick Ass" ever! LOL!
Welcome to your 30s sweetheart, when suddenly everything takes way more effort. The good news is that you get used to it by the time you hit 40 and it gets even worse. :)
Good luck finishing up with the office relocation, I hope everything settles down quickly after that!

BrianFlash said...

Age does have that effect. If I have an injury now, I just back off a bit and let it heal.

Anonymous said...

I am feeling so lethargic right now.... it doesn't help that I'm coming down with a cold :(