Life's little adventures, accompanied by a running watch

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Mind over (20 miles of) matter

A week of vacationing can make a girl lazy.  Happy, but definitely lazy.  But when you have a 20 miler scheduled for the weekend you return, what’s a girl to do?  Run 20 miles of course!

I started my inner, motivating dialog somewhere around Wednesday while drinking a fruity drink and watching the bull riding activities on the beach.  I figured I could fuel up easily via buffet, as long as I didn’t overdo or choose the wrong more delicious foods.  Getting my head wrapped around my long run is always paramount, but I knew this one would be a little more challenging – physically and mentally.

Long story longer….Arrived home at a little after 9pm Saturday night, after being in travel mode since 10am.  What I hadn’t planned for was the fact that we returned on the evening of “turning the clocks ahead”.  In addition, I hadn’t considered the already 1 hour difference between Mexico and MA.  Yes folks, that meant we lost 2 hours.  I’m tired just remembering how I felt when I forced myself to get up early Sunday morning for that 20 miler.

The run went fine; nothing stellar, but I did it.  Scott was his usual rock star self, heading off to pick Bella up from “puppy camp” and then checking on me.  I’m so glad I stuck with my plan.  The feeling of conquering that run was so much better than the feeling I would’ve had if I’d let my vacation laziness carry into Sunday.  This Friday marks 1 month until Boston – vacation laziness is officially OVAH!


12 comments:

  1. The vacation probably helped the run! Good job, Lisa!

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    1. Thanks Terzah :)

      I think it did! There's something about "absence makes the heart grow fonder"....

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  2. I know that feeling! We lost 3 hours! Great job!

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    1. Thanks Mandy :)

      Whoa, 3 hours for you? Jeez, where'd you go....west coast?

      Tough getting back into the swing of things huh? How'd Avery bounce back?

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  3. Wow, one month until Boston!! Way to go doing your run. I'd like to say I'd do the same but I am afraid I wouldn't...hmmm that might be one of the reasons YOU are running in the Boston marathon and I'm not!

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    1. It was a constant battle to make sure I didn't back out, believe me!

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  4. You are amazing and I can't wait for you to run Boston! Time is going to fly by and you are so ready for it.

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    1. I hope so!! But I'll believe you :)

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  5. Hello Boston - it really IS right around the corner. Push time - have fun with the final stretch!!

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  6. OMG 4 weeks only. Boston sneaks up every year, I swear. Great job getting that 20 in!

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