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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Saturday Morning

This morning, I got up at 5 am in order to get out the door by 5:30 for a long run. I was aiming for 11 miles, but in the end, I only did 8. As I was running, I just felt tired and I couldn't shake the fatigue and the desire to just turn around and go home; so, at the 4 mile point, I allowed those feelings to win out and I turned around. Despite feeling beat, I must've still run at a decent pace, since I was back in the house by 6:50 -- so, it's not so shabby to be back from a run before 7 am!

There are a lot of factors I could probably blame for the fatigue, but I'm not sure any one thing is guilty -- probably a combination of things. Oh well. Failing to complete my intended distance isn't bothering me today; I still got 8 miles done and still rounded out 20 miles for the week (which is my "minimum" mileage I aim for each week). In fact, I'm still pretty tired, and now that Norah is down for her morning nap (and Jerry and Scooter are crashed out too), I think I may join in the family spirit and take a little snooze myself!

15 comments:

Marlene said...

Meh, sometimes we are just not feeling in. Great job on the 8. Enjoy the nap!

Beccarigg said...

Hi Jess! My name is Becca and I found your blog doing a google search for pregnant running. Loved reading about your pregnancy and love your blog. In fact, I have you to thank for introducing me to the world of running blogger mom's! I've had a running blog for almost a year but it's been more of a workout journal. When I saw your blog roll it made me realize that lots of other people blog about running and it seems like a great network of support. So thanks for introducing me to that, and for all your inspiring posts. I'm hoping to get pregnant soon and really want to run through my pregnancy. I wasn't a runner before my first two were born so the whole pregnant and running thing is very new to me. Looks like you did it till you were well into your third trimester so that gives me hope! Anyway, sorry for the insanely long comment but just wanted to say hi and thanks!

teacherwoman said...

Snooze away, girl! You earned it!

Jamoosh said...

Nothing is better than the post long run nap. No matter how long the run was.

X-Country2 said...

You were up at 5:30 on a SATURDAY. Nap!

d.a.r. said...

Eh, at least you ran! There are some days where just checking it off the list is a success because it meant you ran and didn't just sit on the couch. Or, maybe that is just me :)

Enjoy your well deserved snooze.

Firefly's Running said...

Nice! Enjoy the nap!

N.D. said...

great job getting up and getting out there!

Katie A. said...

Uh, you ran 8 miles in Florida weather! Congradulate yourself on that, it is a big challenge in and of itself!
I ran 8 today too, in the heat and I just about died. I am going to have to take a page from your book and start getting my butt up early this summer. I can't start my runs at 10:30 any more! Boo!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

ajh said...

Hope you had a great nap!

Sarah said...

Sometimes your body just needs a rest. can't believe how early you get up!! You deserved a nap!

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

So great to start your day with an early morning run. When I do that I always feel like nothing to ruin my day because I started it on such a great note!

Heather said...

Nice job with the early morning run - there's no shame in cutting it short! Hope you were able to get a nice nap in.

Oz Runner said...

way to get the 8 miles in before 7AM...what a great feeling that is....maybe you felt fatigued because YOU GOT UP AT 5AM ( ;

MCM Mama said...

Good job getting out there! I'm jealous of the nap.