First of all - thanks everyone for the suggestions for the family vacation!
I've passed them all on to my mom and am letting her do some research and make a decision.
Now - work out Wednesday.
Yep, that pretty much sums up every aspect of my freaking life these days, gym included.
I've pretty much decided that I'm not running the half marathon. Between my knee being injured for a couple weeks and the bar exam, I just didn't train the way I should have. And to be honest, I just don't think that I can ever run a half marathon. Even if my knees were perfect and I stuck to a regular schedule.
It's totally all mental. I just crap out after 5 miles.
So ya know what? I'm not going to worry about it.
I'm sort of disappointed in myself, but whatever. I was seriously stressing out about all of this. And really? I signed up for this FOR FUN. My new life policy is if it's supposed to be fun, and it isn't, I QUIT. The end. No need for getting stressed out about things that are supposed to be fun. I've got too many things that I have to ACTUALLY stress out about to deal with that. So half marathon? You are stressing me out. And therefore I QUIT YOU.
They still have a 5k on the morning of the half marathon. I'm gonna run the 5k, and just aim for running it a minute or so faster than my "fastest" 5k time (I say "fastest" because my personal best for a 5k is 33:30. No one would call that fast.). So I'm gonna aim for finishing in 32 minutes and 30 seconds. Not a speed demon, but totally respectable. And then I will cheer for my friends who are running the half (including my Aunt who is coming in from D.C. to run it and girlfriends coming in from Dallas), and then after we will all drink together.
So I failed at the half marathon goal. Whatever. Life will go on.
Oh and this weeks workouts, for those of you who care:
Wednesday: 3 miles on the treadmill, 20 minutes elliptical
Thursday: 3 miles on the treadmill, 20 minutes arc trainer
Monday: 3.25 miles outside, 10 minutes elliptical
Tuesday: 2.5 miles in 30 minutes on the treadmill, 25 minutes on the arc trainer, 10 minutes on the bike
It felt good to get back into the gym after a couple of weeks of slothing around post bar exam. This weeks goal is to get back into a weight training routine and get rid of the 8 (yes EIGHT) pounds I've packed on in the last three weeks. (Dear God has it only been three weeks since the bar exam? I feel like it was three years ago. I blocked the whole thing out like a PTSD victim).