It was a conscious decision to leave my workout bag in the car Friday morning. I was sick of tripping over the bag in my office each day and never getting the chance to pick it up until the day’s end. Day in and day out, the bag would simple get moved from place to place, but the contents were never removed. I wasn’t going to do that again. If the opportunity presented itself for a run, I’d have to go fetch my bag.
A few hours later, I was on the phone with Simone at Team In Training (TNT). Like magic, as soon as I signed the dotted line, I was moved to start making changes. At lunchtime, I *did* retrieve my bag for a little hill work (aka humility run).
My mind was filled with thoughts about the training season that will not be "kicked off" until May 31st. Still, I had reason to be motivated; I needed to quickly rebuild my base and get back up to speed. Yes, already the pressure was starting (self inflicted of course). I want to be placed in the FAST training group so that I will always be pushed towards my best.
And with the (self inflicted) pressure on, I ran Thursday, Friday and Saturday. I nearly ran today but my body thought otherwise; my shins were a little tender during my Saturday run. Instead of running, I cleaned out YaYa’s closet as well as the shed, I did a few loads of laundry, and moved some furniture around.
My final task was to restock my bag with clean running apparel for tomorrow’s run.
* A special thanks to those of you who have helped to kick of my 1st TNT experience by donating. You are the best!