Hey guys. I have been in struggle city the past few days.
I am having a hard time motivating myself to get outside and run. I’m currently training for the Pittsburgh Marathon, but I’m honestly contemplating switching down to the half. Training for a marathon while working shift-work, let alone overnight shift work has just been really taxing on my body. I will work 3 days of 2PM-2AM and then expect myself to get up and log 17 miles. It’s just not happening.
I feel almost like a huge failure if I switch from the full to the half, but I also know that I’ve already completed 4 marathons and that is an accomplishment in itself. Running a half is an accomplishment too! I’m really thinking about it, but promised myself to wait until the weather breaks to see if I don’t want to run the 26. I generally enjoy spring weather, I just need it to get here like, yesterday.
So until then I’ve decided to scale it back, while still maintaining some longer runs. I only did 10 Friday instead of the scheduled 17. Life happens, running doesn’t, things go on.
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I have also recently been neglecting taking care of me, and now I’m paying for it. I have been eating some what healthy, exercising almost daily, and trying to get my sleep on normal, but I’m obviously not trying as good as I should be.
I have a severely sore shoulder/neck muscle on the left that will not leave me alone. I have tried a TENS unit, stretching, and Motrin and nothing is getting rid of this thing! I had this also about a week before my wedding and it was awful. I’m actually thinking about getting a massage to see if that will help at all. I have a gift care and need to use it anyways!
I also feel like I’m coming down with something but that could just be the crappy neck. Honestly this work schedule has me feeling like I got hit by a bus!
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In other news, Mike and I worked on our den and actually got it to look somewhat like an office!
A bookshelf from Ikea and a desk is all it takes! That table will be replaced with a big comfy chair soon!
Anyways, that’s all I have to update. Life has been simple recently and non too exciting. But here’s some funny texts from Dog…