Last week was a rest week. This week was back to work.
This meant getting up at 5:30 am to run four days this week. You have to figure out when the best time is for you to run considering your schedule and just when it feels right. I like running in the morning, with the sun just rising and the birds chirping, and no one on the road but me. But I also had a crazy work week, with nonstop meetings and deadlines and emails all week. I would get up at 5:30 am and run, then go to work, and then after dinner, it was play time with the kids (or a two hour baseball game with nine year olds just learning how to pitch and hit) and then bedtime for the kids. Then I had to wind down. I didn't get to sleep until after 11:00 pm. And today it didn't help that I ran 7 miles in the morning then cleaned the basement all afternoon.
I felt so tired it was like a flashback to when the boys were babies and I had to survive on 4-5 hours of sleep for 4 months. That's how I really got addicted to coffee. Anyway, that's how I felt this week. Horrible. Rotten. Tired and cranky.
My husband (the man with the shoes) kept telling me I would adjust. I'm still not sure how I am supposed to adjust; by "adjust" does he mean a) I'll start going to sleep earlier, or b) I'll survive on less sleep? I would assume the former, as you are supposed to get plenty of rest while training. If it's the latter, then I'm not going to make it. I NEED my sleep. Anyone who has to be around me for any length of time can attest to that.
Training for any race is a time commitment, but training for a marathon is a really huge time commitment, especially when you are slow. I see some weekend naps in my future.
UPDATE: So my husband tells me (after reading this post,and on Facebook, no less): You will "adjust" in that your fitness will improve and you'll be able to complete your workouts without feeling fatigued for days on end. When will THAT happen? I'd like to know. Cause I'm tired and cranky now.