Today was my second speed session. It was supposed to be on Tuesday; however, on TUE I didn’t leave the house other than taking the lil man to the doctor (for the second day in a row) and I don’t have a treadmill. So today was the day, or so I thought. I felt calm, cool and collected walking in, just like these chicks painted on the wall:
But I was soon falling off the back of the treadmill. JUST.COULD.NOT.HANG.ON.
I was supposed to do 6x 800m at a certain pace. I made one. Yep, you read that correctly, one. And it was a struggle to make that. I just couldn’t get thru the second one before bumping down the speed. I was afraid of actually falling off the treadmill in front of my building mates. Then number three slid a little further down hill…… and so on and so forth. I think you get the picture. I didn’t make it happen, not even close. I wanted to but I couldn’t. Now the list of excuses:
- Didn’t have my iPod
- The TV on the treadmill makes me feel claustrophobic
even though it wasn’t on. By the way, BeARunner said that first, it’s not an original thought but that’s exactly how I feel. See their post HERE.
- Too much cuddle time with the lil man this week, not enough work
- 8 mile run yesterday
- Not enough sleep
- Worried about the lil man – who is back to school today.
I know I’m reaching.
- Maybe I just am not fast enough to hit those times
As a punishment, I ate this for lunch: lettuce wraps, greek yogurt & water.
Actually that’s a normal lunch for me, so not really a punishment. Maybe I should say that I ate it before I ran and was cramping? Nobody would believe that.
Help me think of other excuses to give Coach Frogger before he reads this post
since I “forgot” to send him the update email. Best excuses for failure not hitting your times? Fast! Help Tell me now!
Amanda – TooTallFritz