So I was pretty proud of myself for running for 20 minutes straight. Two days later I was scheduled to go back to intervals. 5 minute run, 3 minute walk, 8 minute run, 3 minute walk, 5 minute run. No problem, right?

I started out and at 2 minutes 30 seconds I was dying. I’m not sure why. I was panting like I had run a marathon and couldn’t make my legs go. I rested for a bit and then finished out the five minutes. I switched to a flat trail and tried to go on but got 4 minutes through the 8 minute interval and gave up.

I’m not sure what it was but it wiped me out. I calculated that in the last 48 hours I’ve been asleep for 22 hours. Today I finally came around. I went out to redo the day’s workout. I was able to do it. I wasn’t feeling as good as I thought I should be but I was able to get through it. I’m really glad that this didn’t happen on the 20 minute day or I’d think that I’d never be able to run.

Also today I worked on teaching Z to ride a bike without training wheels. She’s doing pretty well except for getting started.