I have not ran since my 14 mile run on Saturday. I had anticipated Sunday to be a rest day, but things kind of got away from me.
Sunday both my kids had soccer games in away locations. I probably spent over 3 hours of driving that day. And kind of all for not. There was a mix up with my daughter's team and even though they won the game, and played great (she's improving so much!) ... they likely will record a loss on the scoreboard on a technicality because they didn't have a required item with them (sub coach who isn't experienced in this stuff - not his fault). It sucks, but it is what it is. The other team's behaviour was disgusting though. After the game, which score-wise our team won, the other team started jumping up and down screeching "We Won! We Won! hahaha You lost!". I would smack my child to the heavens if she acted like that.
Afterwards, in another location, my son had his game. It was another very physical game, very intense. One of our players got kicked out for foul language ... he's had it coming for a while. We were a man down and playing hard, but loosing. Right near the end, my son, who is defense, attempted a bicycle kick and landed wrong - flat on his back. After a good 5 minutes down, he was able to walk off the field and we left the game. He was in a lot of pain.
Monday was spent at doctors and x-rays, followed by filling a prescription for pain. Luckily nothing is broken or misaligned, but he is still very, very sore. This zapped any energy I had for exercising on Monday.
Tuesday I just plain didn't have it in me. This coming home in the dark SUCKS! And it was raining and cold (4°C/39°F). Normally my son makes a fire in the woodstove when he gets home, which he can't do right now, the house was cold when I got home. I had plans to meet with a friend for a run, but one of her cat's died and she wasn't into it.
Know what these are? All excuses! I got a case of the lazies. Unfortunately, I also have a case of eating crap.
I don't know if it's just the mental idea of running more miles - you know, the excuse that if you run that much you can eat what you want. But it doesn't work that way. Especially when you take 3 days off.
This morning I somewhat rectified it. I got my weekly swim done. 2000 Meters today. However, I followed it up with breakfast from McDonald's (which my body apparently did not like and let me know it!). I gotta turn this bus around. My schedule is all mixed up this week, which is throwing off my runs, but there's no reason I can't at least keep my eating in order.
I have big plans for tomorrow ... kinda scared, kinda excited, kinda ready.