It happens to me every few months; I can only describe it as a funk. I have no energy. I'm tired. My head hurts. I don't even want to run. (GASP!) So, I've been taking it easy in all aspects of life. I slept 11 hours a night a few times last week and I'm still tired. I haven't posted because all I had to say last week was: I'm tired. I only ran three times last week and I'm still tired. I really wish there was a sure-fire way to get out of this lull. I'll get there, it'll just take time. Until then, bear with me.
I pulled myself out of bed at 4:45 this morning and I stared at my treadmill for a few minutes before talking myself into getting on. Thank goodness for Friday Night Lights (we don't have cable, so I've had to wait for this season). I love football, even made-for-TV football with lots of drama. I managed to get in 5.75 miles before calling it quits this morning. I started at 6.0 mph and upped it 0.2 mph every mile and finished the last 1/2 mile at 7.0 before cooling off (I love walking at the end!!).
Other than running things are going well. I had a great Mother's Day!! My kids and ADP did well and let me sit on the couch reading a lot of the day. I loved being curled up with a vampire novel. Maddie is doing really well with the family. She has settled into our routine and enjoys our daily walks. I also found out about one of my fall student teaching placements for fall - a great suburban high school about 35 minutes away. I know I have to student teach yet, but I'm ready to count down to my December 2010 graduation. I didn't know I was this ready to be done with my master's degree!
This week (if I can find the energy):
Monday: 5 miles (DONE, 5.75 mi)
Tuesday: 7 x 400s
Thursday: 5 miles
Friday: 4 miles
Sunday: 7 miles