This is the hardest working day of my year. We throw a parking lot party for 3,000-7,000 or so – providing everything free of charge. The planning lasts for months (at least for a few of us), but this day is exhausting. A 12 hour shift leaves little time for anything more than falling into bed at the end of the day.
Had to do a bit of clean up from Winterfest, but mostly I was just worn out. The Wednesday prior, I had company come. The day they left we quickly cleaned up only to entertain more guests that evening. Then the following day (Monday) I hiked with friends. I’d been going non-stop for a solid week and felt every bit of it!
I probably took more walk breaks than I should have, but still averaged a pace in the 10s. Still feeling the tired from earlier in the week, I just tried to enjoy the perfect weather of the day and get the body moving a bit.
I contemplated getting a long run in, but given my ignorance about trail running (a race I was doing the following day) I decided to take yet another rest day.
I didn’t exact race this one, but I completed my first trail run on Saturday. Since it was a prediction run, we weren’t allowed watches or phones. Headphones are also not allowed on trails. It was hard for me spending over an hour in the woods, running in circles with no clue where I am or how much I have left. I walked (not power walk for efficiency, but slow walk in defeat) more of this than I care to admit. But I finished, and didn’t fall. That’s gotta count for something.
Assuming I wasn’t sore from the trail (and I wasn’t) I wanted to get a 5-6 mile pace run at least, if not a full 10-14 mile long run. I had church, then lunch with the family. Then I just went home and crashed. #fail
This was my first time back to this class in over 6 weeks. I dropped down in weights (8# for my heavy set and 5# for my light weights). I’m not all that sore today, so I’ll definitely be going up next Monday.