Lifecycle Treadmill long run… 14 miler at Goodlife… ‘Lady gaga’ inspired me. lol
I have a positive and a negative towards this morning’s run… The positive is; I completed 14 miles the negative is; I had to do it on the treadmaster. Somehow I was able to wrap my head around the fact that I was going absolutely no where yet my legs were moving for 1.54 minutes. I can’t help but think this is exactly how a hamster feels trapped in their little cages running endlessly around in circles in that squeaky wheel. That is why I often refer to the treadmill as the “Hamster Wheel”
I didn’t want to get out of bed this morning let alone go for another Sunday morning long run. By the time I got out of bed, at around 9:30 ish, I looked out the window to see some light snow. I checked the weather channel prior to going to bed which was forecasting a temperature of around -9 this morning. First thing I did was open the front door, headed out onto the porch sporting my boxers and that is when I came to the conclusion that I was not running 14 miles outside. The weather channel this morning reported -12 but failed to report a wind chill which was obviously present but the instruments at their disposal were unable to pick it up.
I am guilty of having a few drinks last night, having to attend a neighbourhood birthday party, one of those guilt trip appearances you feel you have to attend or risk being shunned out by all the neighbours. I have a feeling this may have contributed to the loss of motivation this morning. My plan is to move my long run to Saturdays and juggle my schedule a little bit throughout the week. Every sunday I fail to jump up and down with joy knowing what I have ahead of me. I tend to have more energy on Saturdays and I would love to only have to look forward to an easy run on Sundays… That would be more manageable.
Total mileage for the week; 38 miles…