This week leading up to vacation has been stress to the ful. I've been working 10+ hour days trying to get everything ready for me being gone for one measly week. It was comforting hearing people say "no! you can't go on vacation" when I told them I'll be out next week. At least I know I'm needed :)
My workouts kept up with my busy-ness this week up until yesterday... My body decided to say "no" on a tempo run which ended up not being a tempo run. It's been a while since I had a bad workout, so I was not super surprised that it happened this week. Stress, working a lot, lack of sleep, and tired legs all add up to disaster. I was still really bummed though! Just have to remind myself that not all runs can be great ones.
I thought I could redeem myself by getting in an awesome 3 hour ride today since I was planning to leave work early. Who was I kidding?! Leaving early the day before vacation? Ha! I ended up leaving 4 hours after I planned to leave, which was an hour later than I usually leave the office... awesome. With all the errands/cleaning/prepping for vacation I had to do, the long ride was squished into a pathetic 30 minute spin on my trainer. This was the last time I'll be on my bike until August 6th or 7th and it wasn't even a good ride. :( Sorry Masi!
So I'm off to Northern Minnesota for a week of relaxation, fresh air, family time, water skiing, swimming, running, boating, out houses, amazing sunsets, and so much more. See you in a week!