Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Lonely 8 miles...


Usually on this Monday long run I have my friend Jon from work to run with, but today I was solo. It's my run I have to do after working four 12 hour night shifts in a row so I'm always tired and it's nice to have a friend that can push me along. Not to mention I am suppose to be at 10.5 miles according to my training plan and I only made it 8.23 miles.

I got all ready to go, turned on my Garmin and it said low battery. WHAT?? Low battery on my long run! I didn't even think to charge it because I haven't used it and it's been turned off! Lame! Well, I figured it would last me a little while so I kept it on a started my run. I didn't even make it a quarter of a mile before that darn thing shut off!

I decided to change up my run a little bit from what Jon and I usually do. The run was going pretty well except for the last mile and a half back to work. Man it just kills me! It has so many hills. I wish I could find a route that only has them in the beginning or middle. To do a bunch of hills which I'm all ready not good at when I'm dead tired just doesn't work for me. Ugh.

I'm starting to get really worried about this half marathon. I'm leaving for Vegas in two days and will be there for 10 days!! All my friends are going to want party it up and that doesn't make for good running. I guess we will see what happens.

1 comment:

  1. Balancing life and running gets hard at times. Work unfortunately always comes first and I find at times running must come second and friends only after that. Difficult to do sometimes but needed if you are working towards a goal. Good luck!