6'0 Tall wife to Muscle Man, mother of 3, full time career woman, with an addiction to running wherever her size 10's will take her.

Friday, January 27, 2012

I can't keep up...

There are times in life when it is HARD to maintain the pace... Right now my Big Girl job is all encompassing, leaving little time for much else. When I get home all I want to do is be with my family, nowhere near the computer and I have no desire run..

I was able to fit in a run this week with Kerrie @ Mom vs. Marathon, she had a tempo run and I thought that 8:13 pace would be fine.. I have been feeling off, very low energy. While traveling last week I hopped from time zone to time zone putting in full days in car, planes, etc... It was exhausting and I did not run...

Me before the run, full of promise. We ran quickly up a big hill then were hit in the face with wind, I realized that I could not breath and I was ZAPPED.. At 2.8 miles I had to walk, check my ego and tell Kerrie to go on without me.

I CAN'T KEEP UP

Kerrie was sweet and altered her workout to run slower with me. I had a horrible side ache and felt light headed. I struggled to maintain a pace in the 9's and was HAPPY when Kerrie and I parted so I could walk.

Maybe I am coming down with something?

Maybe it is exhaustion?

Maybe I am totally out of shape after 1 week?


Whatever it is...

I CAN'T KEEP UP

So I am going to give myself a BREAK. I am not going to stress about running, training for a fast 5K, blogging, or anything else that does not fit in... I want to reconnect with my family and get the rest I need to find my ENERGY.. Hopefully the break will be short, I really want to get the Tall Mom 1,000+++ Club Going...

For now Run a few miles for me and I will be in touch SOON...

21 comments:

hiker mom said...

Try not to stress about it. You probably just had one of those blah runs. Have a great weekend!

Megan said...

I was going through a 2 month rut where I couldn't keep my pace to what it normally is. I started to only run when I wanted and didn't take my garmin. After a bit of doing this, I got back into my normal pace. My body just needed the rest and I was stressing about paces! I had to remind myself that I run because it's FUN, not to add stress to my life. :) YOu'll be back at it soon, don't worry!

Jill said...

Time zones are hard. I think you're smart to take a break. You will be back and as strong as ever. Relax, sit back and enjoy the view! And have greek for dinner with some cool girlfriends!

mommaof3ontherun said...

We all have times like these! Regroup and focus!

Penny said...

I travel for my work and traveling really does take a lot of out you! I feel jet lagged (even when I don't change time zones) for a week afterwards sometimes. I was recently forced to take a week of and it was the best thing for me. Juggling everything can be very stressful and draining. Relax - don't worry about it. We run because it brings us "joy" (in a warped kind of way) - if it stops doing that - it's time to take a break.

Kerrie T. said...

Hugs, friend.

Michelle said...

I just wrote an article for our local paper about time and balance. One of the things that you have taught us is prioritizing. You must take care of yourself and family before anything else. Sounds like you are making all the right choice. Hang in there. You've been working hard...you deserve a break.

susette said...

Family first definitely! I'm glad you can rest and take a break. All will be fine and we'll still be here when you get back.

XLMIC said...

You are just awesome and honest. It's all good, Mel :) Breaks are good (speaking from the middle of mine!).

Kurt @ Becoming An Ironman said...

It can be the hardest thing to do, but the smartest move in the end!

Enjoy the break and come back soon!

carrie said...

We all have those days. Listen to your body. Spend time with your family. Sleep. Rest. We'll be here when you come back!!!

TNTcoach Ken said...

First Demi Moore and now Tall Mom?????????

Canuck Mom said...

Give yourself a rest. You deserve it!!

Kris said...

Yes, Rest is what you need!! Don't worry about blogging, get the RnR you need and come back when you want to and are refreshed. You've been going 1 million miles per second and need a break :) Maybe a family vaca? :) Hope you feel better soon, I'll be praying for you :)

H Love said...

I don't know how you do it. REST, REST, REST!!

5 Miles Past Empty said...

cars, planes, ect....as in helicopters, submarines, hot air balloons,...you know, all those normal modes of transportation.

Have a great break!!!!!!!

PS LOVE the new blog! Its amazing!!!

vtbRUNSsav said...

Enjoy your break! Time to renew and refresh!

Carole Sharpless said...

You are so SMART and such a great example to listen to your body!!!

A nap and a good protein-packed cheeseburger often does the trick for me ..... plus a (few) glass of wine! :)

Good on ya, sistah. You'll be back in a flash, and much stronger because you took a little down time.

Marissa said...

I think sometimes a break from stress is BEST...you take care of yourself and no worries about letting a few things slide, family is #1, so enjoy it :)

Christine said...

Enjoy your break and keep in my mind, family is the most important thing in life! Enjoy spending time with them and sooner or later the running bug comes back, I'll promise :)

Lala Mama said...

Breaks are awesome. Don't worry about us, just give yourself a break, we will be here for you!!