When switching cable providers a few weeks ago, we realized all the joys that Tivo has to offer. One of them being the ability to play YouTube videos. And after an older rerun of Tosh.0, we giggled over things like wanting to go do hoodrat stuff with our friends.
And the morning routine of Jessica.
Sure. I watched it maybe 5 or 20 times when it first came out. But haven’t revisited it since.
No idea why not.
Because, with the risk of sounding “like omg, so totally cheesy”, this girl was wise beyond her years.
Ok, maybe she was just being silly and had no clue. But there’s still a takeaway.
I can do anything good. Damnit.
Well, she shouldn’t have said that last part. She was six. I only added it for emphasis.
My supposed half marathon training is truthfully nonexistent. According to my running journal (yes, I have one of those and love it), 7 or 8 miles should have happened last weekend.
I can’t remember the last time my total was over 5. Uh oh.
And yes, I’m aware this summer has been crazy busy. And crazy hot. And just crazy.
Sure. My 5k results haven’t been too shabby. Good, even. Look at me go fast! Look at me go! Weeeeeeee!
But that only accounts for 3.1 miles. What about the other 10?
I want to do well. I want to be prepared. And I hear there are hills on the Great Lakes race.
So I need to get it together. Long runs mid-week? The thought is daunting. But my options may be limited.
Because my weekends are packed. And there ain’t no rest for the wicked.
This morning was my first “oh hey, let’s focus on the future goal” attempt. After a speed run Tuesday, and some early morning elliptical/stairmill on Wednesday, it was a test to see how much my legs would put up with.
It was sluggish. For a while at least. Mostly the first half mile and the last half mile. The inbetween wasn’t much to complain about. And I only saw one rat. So there’s that…
Not a horrible 4.8 miles. And I may be able to fit in a few (just a few- let’s not get stupid) longer runs in the week. Maybe wake up an extra 5-10 minutes on occasion to make sure to get into the 5 or 6-mile range.
Because I can do anything good. Heck yes I can.
If anyone gets the Cage the Elephant reference, I love you.