I am beat. Work is still insane, I feel like I have spent the last month and a half taking a daily beating from the auditors being in house. But I suppose that is all part of the fun (or something?) Every year, I think I become more and more grateful that in my public accounting days I made the decision to focus on tax rather than audit. This year is no exception, and it likely is FURTHERING that belief. It is just a lot of work. More than I care to spend time doing.
But it is part of my job to get us, as a company, over this hump, and so I will continue to press on, press forward, and make it happen.
But I have gotten through another week of workouts, another week where I felt like I was on the top of my game and really succeeding to get in the workouts that I wanted. I think taking the approach of moving the days around to try and fit in what I wanted has really helped me to step it up. I adjusted my runs to doing two during the week and two on the weekend (including my long run) and that has made the difference in allowing me more time to lift on a regular basis, which is all I really wanted. That is what is making me happy right now, so I need to fit it in.
Let's look at last weeks workouts (and skip the prior week), since that is long gone at this point.
Monday: strength, legs
Tuesday: Speedwork. Warm up 1 mile @ 7:15, 2x800m @ 7:03, 1 mile @ 7:15, cooldown. 6.5 total miles
Thursday: am - 5 miles easy, pm - upper body strength
Friday: lower body strength
Saturday: 5 miles, fartleks (5 mins on, 2 minutes off with wu and cd) 8:00 average pace
Sunday: 7 miles
Totals: 23.5 miles and 3 days strength training.
In reality, I would LIKE to get 4 days of strength training (so I can have two days of upper body) but that might have to wait until the race is over... Another week closer to the race. Once it is over, then I can be all about NEW goals. BETTER goals. Things that will make me happy!