I’ve been in a bit of a running slump lately. I wanted to take it easy after the marathon and recovery correctly, so I stuck to a reverse tapering plan. It worked. I’ve recovered and I’m still feeling good – physically. But mentally, I’m a little bored.
I’m a distance runner. I’m not a sprinter. I really don’t hit my stride until three miles in. Since the Houston Marathon I hadn’t run farther than 6 miles and I was starting to have trouble believing that just a month ago I had run 26.2.
So I decided this weekend would be it. I would break out of my sub-6 mile slump with an 8 miler. It wasn’t pretty. I wasn’t prepared for the 96% humidity. (I know the rest of the country is buried under snow, but Houston didn’t get the memo that it’s February.) But I did it.
After my run, I headed to Big Yoga for a 90 minutes of power yoga (accompanied by live music!). Doing the two workouts back to back always makes me feel strong. I don’t do it too often, but I have a few days left in the 40 Days challenge, so no excuses. I finished off everything with a brunch of eggs, wheat toast and fruit, while watching the latest episode of “How to Get Away With Murder” (just one of my many guilty pleasure TV shows).
All in all a pretty good start to Sunday.