Today, it was time to ramp up the time again on the run - it worked out to being the same amount of time running, I think, but there were longer intervals. The program called for 90 seconds running, 90 second walking, three minutes running, three minutes walking twice.
Woo. It was killer.
It seems so silly - particularly since I ran a 10k at one point - that 3 minutes of running felt so exhausting. But it did.
However, I'm glad I ran today. I didn't run yesterday because I was traveling back from my parents' and was ridiculously exhausted - I finally got a little sleep on Sunday night (on Saturday night, I fell asleep around 5am), but I was still so tired overall. Last night, I got about nine hours of sleep, which was glorious. I'm still catching up for two weeks of insomnia, so I think it will take me all week to recover.
And then, I go to Europe and Asia for business. So jet lag will get me all over again.
This is also the first time I'm planning to run while I'm away. Usually, I don't want to also have to pack my running clothes (with a million functions while I'm away, I usually have to pack about three outfits per day. No joke). Plus, I don't like doing things out of my comfort zone, and running in an unfamiliar place falls into that category.
But I really don't want to lose my momentum here, so I'm making plans. First, we're headed to Paris for a wedding of two of my clients. We're staying in a hotel without a gym, so I looked up some local routes and found that there's a park nearby, with a lake, and a 5k route that someone posted. That's a good place to run on Monday morning.
Then, I'm heading to Hanoi, Vietnam and fortunately, there's a gym in the hotel. Unfortunately, that's when the busy-ness of my week really ramps up. So I've got to motivate myself to head to gym for a run on Wednesday night after hopefully catching up on some sleep thanks to flying from Paris to Hanoi on Tuesday into Wednesday. And I've got to try to fit in a run in the two hours I have to relax and get ready for dinner between our afternoon and evening events on Friday.
I'll also be doing a leisurely bike ride through the Vietnam countryside outside of Hanoi on Saturday afternoon - and I'm actually really excited about that. Plus, it's some good cross-training.
So I've got two more runs this week - tomorrow, so I can keep on schedule since I moved yesterday's run to today. And Friday morning, before I head up to my parents' for the trip to Paris.
And in klutzy news, I managed to give myself a very minor injury this afternoon - coming back from the run, I let the heavy storm door at the front of my house scrape along my achilles tendon. That really stung and is still a bit sore, particularly since it rubs right against the back of my shoe. Good times.