This was my first full week back at school and fitting in 9 workouts is tough. But, I am not a slacker. I am still doing 8 workouts when I miss one. I had a graduate level course tonight and fitting in one more thing was going to be very hard. Impossible no but not really reasonable. But I still feel guilty. Well, I did. I seem to be getting rid of it with each passing second.
Originally I was going to swim this morning and fit in this morning's run somewhere else. That was the problem. I could run Saturday morning but I plan to bike. I plan to go on a long bike ride. I plan to go on a long bike ride with some very fast friends. So it didn't make sense to get up extra early to squeeze in a run and not be fresh when I went on the bike ride.
I could have run this morning and gone swimming tomorrow morning but that would mean I had no day completely off this week. Nope. I get tired and then I get grumpy.
I have really only missed workouts in the past when I have had surgery or I am taking time off after a marathon. Sometimes I make up a missed workout the next week. This time I am NOT going to let myself do that. I will only do one swim this week and that is okay. I may do only one swim each week all of September. I have no more triathlons coming up for months. :( I had already told myself I was going to just relax and enjoy swimming in the pool this month before I tried to make some improvements. I had also decided my main goal this fall was going to be biking. I wanted one weekend day for long rides. And nothing else. It is hard to make this happen even with only one swim. I am still doing 4 runs and 3 bikes a week. But I don't want to drop those. Biking will end when I can't stand the cold but that is a ways off and I am going to sign up for a duathlon! I can't have no races to look forward to.
So yesterday when I made this decision I was totally obsessing over it. (Doing a lot of that lately.) But now I am okay with it. One of my plans had been to run after my graduate class tonight. Does that sound sane? Get up at 5, swim, work all day, go to my course, run at 7:00 when it ends and then go home??? Crazy that I even considered this. Completely unplanned 5 of us from my school taking the course went to a local establishment and had one drink to relax before heading home. Much better plan!
Okay. I have talked that all out and now I can enjoy my weekend with one bike ride and one run!
From a fall bike ride two years ago. Not much color
yet this year.