8mi. - still felt pretty tired, (in a strange, non-specific way), but really enjoyed a misty, primal stroll in and around Carter Preserve. I got to explore in the new western(ish) section/add on to the preserve (site of old nuclear facility). It is a bit unsettling as everything is just clear cut and scoured. I certainly hope they have bigger and better plans for this area other than the current Stalinesque, scorched earth policy.
5mi. - simple, standard 5 mile loop from home. Felt okay, but just bored.
0mi. - skipped workout Wednesday in the morning AND skipped afternoon run too. My rational: Be lazy. Be a wimp. Take a zero today. Maybe tomorrow you'll feel rested, rejuvenated, and ready to roll. A rest day.
5mi. - dead Garmin so I ran watchless in the light misty, rain. It was actually nice to be "free"....sort of. Unfortunately, still mentally and physically blah all around.
4mi. - a very short run at a less than stellar pace. Just sort of a shakeout before next day's race. Still unmotivated. Came home to find a home with no heat or hot water AGAIN! I took a cold shower, fiddled with furnace (to the best of my limited abilities), and then said screw it and went to a friend's holiday party.
0mi. - had to stay home all morning waiting for a repair guy for the heating system as I couldn't work my magic on it (taking apart, putting back together, swearing, punching it, etc.). As a result, missed the Old Mountain Field Trail 5K race. This upset me greatly as it is my second favorite race in the 4th season series. I'd be missing the fun and, presumably hurting my teammates as well. As part of my pity party, I skipped running all together. My thinking was simply - rest again and do the first of many, long run, Daniels workouts in the a.m. On a side note, the repair guy didn't get to my home until 2030 that night, and he was off the clock/officially not working (a friendly neighborhood guy doing me a favor, free of charge as the real repair guy couldn't get there until MONDAY?!?), and he was totally wasted! At least it was pretty entertaining to say the least. He got it fixed...and drank 3 of my Sierra Nevada Torpedoes in the process.
0mi. - nope. No long run. No workout. No run at all. Just start all over again clean on Monday I suppose.
YTD: ??? (forget again -- 28XX)
Well, it was a shitty week all across the board. Still need to put it down in the ethereal land of blogs for documentation. That is now two straight weeks of sadness and pathetic output. In a few weeks (one more week?), I will be starting the marathon grind so this may actually be a "good" thing? Not sure where to go from here but I feel as though the impending holiday break may provide me with an opportunity to do something out of the ordinary (?) in terms of running to excite me again. I'll have to think of something.....hopefully I can rustle up a few takers on whatever it may be.