I am totally worn out today. I did have a very busy day at work, tiring and sort of emotional too, and I got home later than I had planned. I was supposed to do a 6 mile run with some faster miles in the middle, but I was so tired that on my way home I decided on 6 steady miles. I rushed to get ready (I do leave my running clothes out before I leave for work so I can change quickly) and by the time I headed out I had talked myself into cutting it down to 4 miles. In the end I did 5 miles, but I felt like I was running through treacle. My pace was around 10.30 per mile, so not too bad, but for a short run I could normally up it for a bit in the middle. No such luck today. It was really windy which didn’t help. I did listen to an old Ricky Gervais podcast (from the old Xfm days) and at points I was actually laughing out loud as I ran- must have looked a bit loopy.
Home for a quick shower, and I did not bother washing my hair. Shock. I did use some dry shampoo (I am not totally gross) and I will wash it after body pump tomorrow I promise. It feels alright now, and it meant that I could have my dinner much sooner. Some yummy pumpkin tofu pasta with some beetroot, green beans and a pickled onion helped to give me a little bit of energy!
I was fuelled alright for my run;
But I was so busy I did not have any tea this morning at work (normally I have a big cup of rooibos tea) so although I drank all my water, I had not had as much liquid as usual. I really think that the busy day at work was draining, and although some days a run will be refreshing and really help, today it just sapped my energy even more. It is annoying me that I didn’t make the mileage on my training plan (I know it’s only a mile etc etc) but I am sure that one extra mile would have tired me out even more and not done much good.
But now to relax 🙂