1. I've spent 22 hours working the last two days. I didn't plan it that way. But when police announce they've busted up a major cocaine and heroin drug ring in the city that involved the sale of $4.5 million over the last year, you end up with long days. Very long days. But you end up putting out work like this.
2. Of course those long days means my runs have been non-existent the last two days. I walked into my apartment at 8:30 on Wednesday and 7 p.m. tonight. And considering lunchtime was hours and hours earlier I was hungry. So eating beat out the run. Add the two skipped runs the last two days with a Tuesday hill interval work out that I cut short by a mile because I needed to be somewhere and that means the running this week has been lacking. I'm calling it a taper week before Saturday's 11-miler. Um yeah. Totally was tapering going into this weekend's long run.
3. Given this week, I've been thinking of forcing myself to become a morning runner. At least for the shorter runs. At least that way I'd get it done before work and if all heck breaks loose I won't feel awful about first getting home at 8 p.m. and opting for food over the run. Of course the weatherman telling us this prolonged massive heat wave is going to hit us this weekend and last into late next week either doesn't help. Running in uber-humid weather when the temps are in the mid-90s after work? Ugh. Might just have to try setting that alarm. Any suggestions on how to force myself to get out of bed in the morning?