??? Marathon Training: Phase 1 Wallowing In Self Pity

So this week SUCKED. At work, I dealt with cancellation after cancellations as companies opted to limit their staff’s travel because of the Corona-virus. Instead of the usual team of 20, only 6 of my colleagues are now making the trip to D.C. for Satellite. We decided to cancel the customer dinner I’ve been working on for months. And customers have been cancelling meetings left and right. And at home, well, the Paris marathon is now officially postponed to October 18. I feel pretty deflated on both front and my week definitely reflected that. 


I did OrangeTheory in the morning and the class was just ok. I had a hard time pushing myself.


It was a warm winter night, perfect for a five mile run (I should have done 7 though) with Pacers Navy Yard. 


I got stuck on a conference call (to decide whether we canceled the dinner — which we did) and missed my OrangeTheory class 😦 We’ll call this day unplanned rest day then…. 


Work sucked with non-stop schedule changes due to people canceling their travel plans. And then the Paris marathon was officially postponed to October 18. I’d been looking forward to running Paris for my 40th birthday for years and training for it for weeks now so it was definitely a blow. I’ll be ok, obviously, but Thursday I just wanted to wallow in self pity and go for an angry run. I ran 7.7 km (4.8 miles) with Jess and Allison, at a pace of 5:50/km (9:23/mi) which is quite speedy for me. Maybe I need to be angry more often. And then I had not one, but two beers at Bluejacket. 


Make up Orange Theory Class!


I decided not to go ahead with my planned twenty miler and instead just added on a few miles to the route of the November Project’s Long Run Crew for a total of 16 miles. It was kinda cold and very windy and running mostly by myself sucked that day. But I did it!


Since I didn’t run twenty miles on Saturday, my legs were fresh enough to run 5 miles with loaner New Balance shoes as part of Pacers and Summit to Soul’s International Women’s Day run. It was such a fun and it was fun have such a social run after Saturday’s lonely run.

It was really hard to stay motivated this week but I still managed to run 57.3 km / 35 miles. I don’t really know what I’m training for right now, though I’ve penciled in a local race on April 19, hoping that doesn’t get canceled too as well. I’ll sign up as late as I can just in case.

What I’m reading/watching/listening to:  I’m not proud of this but I binged the entire first season of Love is Blind. Don’t judge me. I loved it 😉

I didn’t really have time to read much though did finish listening to So You Want to Talk About Race during my long run. 

What I’m eating/drinking:  Nothing fun to report.

What I’m looking forward to on week ?: During a normal Satellite conference I’d have absolutely no free time, but things are looking a bit more quiet this edition so I might actually be able to squeeze in a run or workout here and there. And I have not one but three races coming up this weekend: a four-miler, 5K and 10K. Very much looking forwards to my three medals. I really don’t want to have wasted the past few weeks of marathon training so I would still really like to run a marathon this Spring. I guess like everyone I’m just waiting to see how things develop… 

Back to linking with Kim of Running On The Fly and Deborah of Confessions of a Mother Runner for their weekly wrap-up. Check out everyone’s posts and join the community if you’re blogging about your fitness journey too!!

6 thoughts on “??? Marathon Training: Phase 1 Wallowing In Self Pity

  1. Wow, I had not heard about Paris (apparently I’ve been under a rock LOL). That’s a bummer. I hope you can find another marathon, not just to capitalize on all your training, but it would give you a bit of a redemption for the disappointment of Paris not happening as originally planned. Sorry for the tough week, but kudos for all the mileage you cranked out.

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  2. I’m so sorry about the Paris marathon 😦 I was totally thinking of you last week when I heard the news. I can really understand feeling upset about it.

    I COMPLETELY binged on Love is Blind Saturday!!! Tell me – did Jessica just get on your nerves with that baby voice she turns on??? UGH. And I’m totally Team Cam-Lauren ❤

    Hope you have a better week.


    • She did! Sometimes she sounded so articulate and grown up (mostly when talking only to the camera) and the rest of the time like a 5 year old ! And yes, OBSESSED with them! Really rooting for them as a couple !!


  3. Ha ha yes I too spent 10 hours on my life on Love is Blind and I have no regrets. I haven’t had an angry run in a while, but it so cathartic. I’m starting to really appreciate the small 15k that I’m running this weekend, there’s 0% chance it will be canceled and everything else is so uncertain.


    • Have you watched The Circle yet? I was feeling kinda low recently and just didn’t want to deal with life and the news and everything and spent all day binging on the French series and it was kinda the perfect escape.


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