I haven't done a high-low post in a while, so this is overdue. I know it isn't exactly the end of a week but I'll still review the last 7 days as best I can.
Workout High: Knocking out 12 miles with a new friend on Saturday morning. It wasn't the best long run ever, or even that good in general. It was more about knowing I can still complete that distance. I know I wouldn't have been about to do it on my own and I'm super grateful to my fellow GOTR coach Jessica for joining me. We knocked out another 4 miles this morning and I think it is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
Emotional High: Getting an amazing card from my mother in the mail. I won't post what she wrote, it was really personal, but it was something that I needed to hear very badly and I will be reading it often. I'll never take her, or my father, for granted. I'm very blessed.
Workout Low: Bikram yoga was just not in the cards for me yesterday. I went and made it through all of the standing postures but for some reason I was dangerously nauseous as soon as we hit the floor. There was only a half hour left in the 90 minute class but I had to step out. I've opted out of postures before but I've never had to step out of the room. I stayed out about 5 minutes, caught my breath and refilled my water. The break did make all the difference, and I was able to finish out the rest of the class without incident. Still, it was frustrating to not be able to hang the entire time.
Emotional Low: In stark contrast to my emotional high, I had a fight with my parents. Again, I won't get into the details, but it was very hurtful. I didn't speak to them for a few days, which is very out of the ordinary for us. Fences are mended now but it really knocked me for a loop.
There have been more lows than highs lately, both in workouts and in my daily life, but I'm trying to keep putting one foot in front of another. I don't know where I'm headed but I know that staying in place is not an option and only perpetuates any pain I'm experiencing. This week will be as busy as the rest tend to be, for better or worse. I hope to squeeze in a few runs as well but I never can tell how my week is going to shake out.
Less than 2 weeks until my next half. At this point I plan on making it a training run. I have another half the first weekend of June and I hope I'll be in better shape by then. If not, there are always other races. I'm racking up PWs this year left and right, so what is one more? I might not always remain positive, but at least I still have some sense of humor.