A brief synopsis of the past two days...
Rain... Rain... Cold... Rain... Hills....
So, yesterday turned into my rest day since it was raining and we all know I'm too dainty (lazy) to start a run in the rain.
I've been tracking the local radar like I'm Jim Cantore hoping and praying that I wasn't going to be FORCED to run in the rain today (two rest days in a row? can't happen). So when my alarm went off this morning at 5:20 and I could hear the rain outside my window, I used my new found meteorological skills and reset my alarm for 6:00, knowing that the rain was pushing out and would hopefully be gone by then.
Somebody get me a job at the weather channel, cause I was right. Boo ya.
Unfortunately... I had to be a clients that is 30 minutes away from my house at 8:30 am. And that didn't leave me much time to get a good quality run in... So, I opted out of the speed workout and did hills.
Dude. Let me just tell you... Hills SUCK. I don't know what it is... I used to have no issue at all with hills... I used to love them and now... now, I can barely sprint up the hill once... let alone 4 times. On my third repeat, I swear I was experiencing numbness in my upper extremities. I don't know what that means, but I considered that it might be a good enough reason to punk out at 3. I soldiered on, though. And they sucked. Sucky McSuckerson Sucked.
It's all apart of the process though... And I know it will pay off.
At this point... it's probably wise that you expect a couple of these whiny posts a week. The process of Amy becoming a hardcore, badass runner is going to be filled with lots of bitching from yours truly. (At least that's something I'm good at!).
Next up: Speedwork.