This was me on Saturday after 6 days in a row of work.
This past week of work has been long. Probably one of the longest weeks ever. My boss was on a much deserved vacation, which left me in charge. It's nice that I am trusted enough with that kind of responsibility, but it's also a huge weight to carry. And it meant that I had to be there open to close. Every day. Needless to say, my alcohol-free two weeks ended early. ;) But I'm happy to report that things went swimmingly and I'm glad my boss got to enjoy her vacation.
As hectic as things were, I still stuck to running plan as best I could. I skipped Friday's morning run in favor of somewhat sleeping in before my 11hr work day. I tried to incorporate stretching, but didn't do any strength training.
Tues: 2 miles
Thurs: 3.1 miles
Sun: 10 miles
On Thursday's morning run, I ran my best 5k at 29:16, beating my previous time by 20 seconds. I was surprised since just a few months ago, I had to really push myself to run a 5k under half an hour. My regular pace is about a minute faster and my stamina has really improved.
Sunday's long run was a different story. I was already trying to function on little sleep and was plain exhausted, but I knew I had to get in at least 10 miles. I'd already cut short my past two long runs and with just under 7 weeks to go before the Disneyland 10k and half, I need to pick it up! It was a slow 10 miles and not the 12 I had on my training plan, but I'm happy I got it done.
Do you ever feel like this after a run, but were still glad you did it?
How was your week?