After Wednesday's DNF, I was pretty bummed. It was day 2 of yet another separation from my husband (out of the almost 7 years we've been together, we've only really lived together in the same State/city/country for about 3) There is always a withdrawl period that includes some moping, eating bad foods, and a bottle of wine. I moped, I ate, and I drank. That night I was chatting with my friend Nikki--my lifeline to the real world--and told her I was contemplating dropping out of the Army 10-miler. I'm not inspired to run, I loathe it. I miss my running partners. It's so much more fun with some girly chatter, and someone to push your limits...oh and coffee afterwards! As I went to bed, I said, ok...test yourself. Get up and run tomorrow and see how it goes.
9am Thursday I laced up the trail runners, pressed play on the ipod, then ducked into the forest. 5 minutes in I wanted to quit. 10 mintues in I wanted to shoot myself. I'm bored, my hamstring hurts, and I'm bored. By 15 minutes I've got my stride, I found a good song losing myself in the music and I found a new area of the forest to explore. My goal was 45 minutes. 1 hour if I was feeling good. Total time: 54 minutes....I have no clue how far it was, but I ran the whole time, hills and all. I can't say it felt good, but sometimes you just have to prove to yourself you can do it.
The other day CFOT posted this WOD and it looked FUN!
3-5 RFT (Scale to your level)
10 hang cleans (85#women)
20 KB swings
30 anchored situps
I scaled the cleans to 65# on Round 1, then scaled up to 70# on rounds 2-3. Run was on the treadmill. Time was 23:10. I think I could have done more weight on the cleans, but really wanted to make sure the form was good before I went heavy. My clean form truly sucks. I would have loved to go 5 rounds on this, but had lots to do this morning--hopping the train to Landstuhl!! I think I'm going to hit this one again in a month or so. I really enjoyed it.