Last week got off to a lousy start and I'm blaming that start for setting a bad precedent. Of course I'm not to blame whatsoever and there is no excuse making going on here. It was completely out of my hands and an experience I've never been through before! Ahem.
Fine, it was my fault and I am making excuses. After spending another kickass weekend at home with the family and running the STL Marathon relay I flew back to NYC on Monday morning and headed straight to the office. I was tired and cranky and sad (I always get sad leaving the fam, call it post-trip dumpsies). Therefore I didn't run on Monday. Work is more stressful than normal lately, with a big product being released next week, that means doing plenty extra to ensure everything will look & work great. It also means that when I do finally leave the office the last thing I want to do is anything. Therefore I didn't run on Tuesday or Wednesday. Weak.sauce.
Thursday! This was going to be the savior of the week. Since I'm still having problems getting out of bed in the morning when not meeting up with others for a run, I packed up my running gear and brought it to work. The weather was superb that day and I looked forward to the jaunt over the Brooklyn bridge and up the West Side to get me home. This sounded like a fab plan b/c it wouldn't matter when I finished w/work, I run in the dark all the time. Everything would have gone off without a hitch had I ignored the afternoon demo meeting on the books for that day and it's location in our other office. Fine, I told myself, I'll just run from SoHo, I won't get that run over the bridge but I'll still run home. Nope. Had to have my laptop with me for that afternoon and there's no way in hell I'm running with a laptop on my back, I can imagine dents and bruises from that stupid brick. I also had a time constraint that night in the form of an appointment at the vet's office with my furry friend. F#@$, no run on Thursday.
This is just silly.
Finally, come Friday I had my regular meet up with the bridges crew and I got some miles logged. That was just the nudge I needed to continue through the weekend. So while it wasn't ideal, I'm considering it one week less of base building to get me to Grand Rapids and not allowing it to happen again.
F: 6.5 mi ez (9:00)
S: 7.75 mi ez (9:25) - great fun on the bridle path!
S: 13.15 mi (9:02) - ran the lower perimeter loop of Manhattan, 59th St and south
Total: 27.40 mi
Glancing at the long view, I've got 6 more weeks of base and then 20 weeks prior to Grand Rapids. Need to make them all count.