Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Stressful Week Ahead

I have a lot of stress from work this week due to looming deadlines. I had a hard time getting to sleep last night do to thinking about this and a zillion other things. I slept maybe 4 1/2 hours, compared to my normal 7+. This is making it difficult to stay on my diet. Even the running didn't help so much last night.

On Friday night I am running a 10K race. I am going to treat this as a fun run as I don't want to tear up my body too much. There are a couple 10K runs in October-November where I can try to work on a new PR, but first I want to get my half-marathon (July) and marathon out of the way (September).

Summary of Last Night's Training:

1 set 15 pushups, 1 set 25 sit-ups;
14K/8.7M run; first 10K in 54:03, total time 1:16:57.
1 set 15 pushups, 1 set 25 sit-ups;
Cool down.
Conditions: 16:15; 17C/63F, humid, windy, dark clouds (rained soon after).
Feeling after training: Body really good, soul still down.

Diet Stats:

No change from yesterday.

Good luck with your tough week, Jack. If you're able to stick with your eating and exercise plans you'll probably get through it much better - and won't have guilt compounding the stress.

Be well.
Oh boy, do I hear you on the stress messing with your fitness. Oh, and remember when you were going to do that half, for kicks, and ended up getting a PR? Weren't you fighting a cold then, too? Uh, I guess I might be starting to sound like your wife, so I will just say "take care" right here. :)
Sorry, Jack, about the stress. I'm a bear if I don't get my 8 hours, so I am so sorry you didn't get a full nights sleep. Just remember -- it'll get worse if you don't run. (I always forget that, myself). Otherwise, cut yourself some slack. Hopefully the stress will be outta there soon.
Hope you get some rest this week, Jack. Its hard to race coming off of no sleep.
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