Saturday, July 14, 2012

It Will Get Easier

By morning…

Me and Flowers

…and by evening.

Evening Clouds

Week of July 8, 2012:

Monday: Long run in the evening (40 minutes)

Tuesday: Off

Wednesday: Short run (20 minutes)  + bike ride

Thursday: Off

Friday: Short run in the morning (12 minutes)

Total minutes run this week: 72.

It’s been raining on and off here all week, and I kid you not: every run I did was either during or right after a burst of rain.  It was nice to run without the oppressive Texas heat, though of course it was quite humid—another running challenge!

My main running goal for the next few weeks is to build endurance, slowly and safely.  I completed 72 minutes of running, thus hitting my goal right on target.  Running is hard for me these days—I lack much endurance, and summer running in Texas makes everyone slower.  But I feel like if I just keep putting one foot in front of the other, it will get easier.

Today I’m planning to bike for groceries and do some yoga.  I’ve really had one hell of a week, in more than one way, and I plan to do calming, restorative things today: washing dishes, cleaning, cooking, finishing an episode of True Blood that I’ve started twice now without being able to complete it.  But right now, it’s 6:01 AM, and I’m tired enough to crawl back into bed to see if I can sleep some more.  I’m usually a really good sleeper, but this week has taken its toll on me.

Happy Saturday, friends.

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