Have you ever been too tired to swing your back half onto the couch, so you just nap stuck where you are, not really off the couch, but not really on either?
Well, waffles has. And so have I. Granted, unlike her, i have zero time for napping. I don't know whats wrong with me lately, but i have felt run down for the past month. I kept telling myself it was post marathon exhaustion, but i think i might have over-played that card. I just feel like i never get enough sleep, and my legs are always tired. Last night, an easy-peasy three mile run just felt hard and exhausting. (granted, it was 94 degrees, but still.)
Could i have somehow broken my legs during the marathon and not realized?? Did i gain 300lbs in each leg, and you guys just aren't telling me?? (c'mon guys!) I'm taking a day off to wallow at work in my compression socks, but i need a game plan. I used to have no problem with 40 mile weeks, and now the 30 mile weeks seem difficult and exhausting. I also noticed my pace is getting slower. Again, it could be the adjustment to the heat, but i feel like by the time i finally get used to the heat, it will be winter again!
I think my new goal for next week is to get over my fear of the speed workout. I have been avoiding it because i am not fast, and i feel like even if i am alone on a track, someone will appear out of nowhere and yell "Hey! you suck! and you're running the wrong way!" But it's about time i get over that. Does anyone want to hold my hand and baby me through a track work out? Where does one find a track anyway? I feel like Kara Goucher is just presented with them. Somebody give me a track!