I don't know what it is lately, but I cannot get into my running groove. I've tried all my usual "hurry it up" tactics -- running with friends who are faster, going to the track, fartleks on the road, attempting to pick it up on the downhills -- and it's just not working.
I even added my running commute back into the mix this week for the first time in ages, and I just get out there and jog.
I was actually planning to do the running commute yesterday, but I had a flat tire on my car before boot camp, and then I decided I wasn't comfortable being car-less until Friday (when I work from home anyway and could have the tire change guy come do it) (and yes, I realize I'm loser for not being able to change my own tire, but part of the problem is that my car has very small jack points and I think my jack is bent so I'm very afraid of attempting to jack it up and having it crash down). So I made my husband come back to pick me up to go to boot camp together (he was already almost there and was planning to go straight to work afterward), then I got a ride to the office with my neighbor and grabbed my laptop to bring it back home. I worked from home in the morning and got my tire changed. But in the end, he didn't see anything wrong with my tire -- he said it's still so new that it has the whiskers, whatever that means, and that he didn't see a nail or split or anything else, so he just put air in it and put it back on the car. So I drove to work, worked, and then ran home.
This morning I got up to meet my friends at the track and just went there on foot. I made the decision last night that I'd go straight from the track to work.
It kind of sucks to not get to go back home after my workout to watch the news and drink my smoothie and my coffee before running to work, but I just felt so lazy. The track is right on my way to work. So I would have had to run 1.5 miles north, do the track workout, run 1.5 miles home, then run 3.75 miles north to get to work. So I wore my running belt (with my phone, work access card, house key and credit card) to the track, left it trackside during the workout, then put it back on and continued north to the office. I ended up with just over 8 miles for the morning since the track workout wasn't really very long.
And here I sit, at my desk before 7! Still in workout clothes, freezing, about to head down to the gym to get ready for the day...
Blah post, but still feeling very blah...