Sunday, 28 December 2008

10 Miles to be rewarded with...

Hours of football viewing, ignoring, sleeping, on the couch.  The Broncos play at 6:00 and I am not sure I can take watching that game.  They have been heartbreaking this year... but I could be singing a different story at about 9 o'clock tonight... or not.  

I went out to WALK 9 miles this morning.  I just thought I would see how a walk was compared with a run.  The weather was insane.  50º and gusts of wind up to 20 mph.  I headed out into the foothills where the wind was crazy.  At 5 miles, I decided that I could tough out 10 miles instead of 9 and feel less pressure about my terrible lack of training for a race in 20 days.  At 6 miles, I found myself running instead of walking.  I ran the last 4 miles.  It was more comfortable than walking.  

I am hurting from this effort, but an afternoon on the sofa should remedy that, I think.

Last night, I dreamed that I was in Phoenix for the race.  It was 5 minutes before the start and I was looking for something to eat!  All I could find was a hot dog and decided there was no way I wouldn't barf the wiener, so I decided to go hungry instead.  I think this dream is disturbing on a couple of different levels.

But even this amateur dream analyzer can see that this is classic performance anxiety....

7 comments:

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Good job on the 10miler. I think it's interesting that you ended up running part of it even though you had intended to walk. I hope you enjoy the half marathon in 3 weeks. :-)

ws said...

George and I will be cheering for the Broncos and since we willed Miami to beat the Jets earlier our record is pretty good for the day.

Hope you had a relaxing day watching football.

J~Mom said...

I don't think you need to worry about PFChang's AT ALL!! It will most likely be a gorgeous sunny day and you can enjoy it walking or running. :>)

Wes said...

Barf a hot dog... LOL... That is some REAL race anxiety there ;-) Phoenix is going to be a lot of fun for you!!

The Running Knitter said...

Great job on your run!

TNTcoach Ken said...

Walking before running! That's a very different approach. Sounds like you're ready to get this par-tay started.

Jess said...

Nice job getting the 10 done and I hope you enjoyed the sofa time!