I am registered for a 10K ten weeks from today. And you guys, I have been a SLUG lately. I mean, I live a life in which I routinely cover 15K steps in a day, but I think I have only worked out 2 or 3 times in 2017. Pacing around the classroom does not actually elevate my heart rate.* Map My Run is sending me emails that say "When you need to get back to running..." instead of emails that say "Your running accomplishments this week!" To be sure, my running accomplishments are always things like "showed up" and "didn't puke even if she thought about it briefly," but I miss having running accomplishments.
*I've posted before about pacing during my lectures. On Friday I didn't cancel class after all, but both of my classes were somewhat abbreviated. I used a microphone because I hardly had a voice, and so I was tethered by the cord. It is much harder for me to lecture standing still. It is WEIRDLY harder.
This week I have a boatload of grading to do and another pile of admissions stuff to wade through and two undergrad classes to teach, but I do not -- I DO NOT -- have to prep 5 hours of new grad content. Wheeeeeeeeee! Freeeeeeedom! I actually enjoyed those four weeks more than I expected to, because it was really interesting content. (I think I must also give some credit to the Whole 30, which worked its usual energy- and motivation-boosting magic.) I will not miss that pace, though; I most certainly will not.
So: this week I am getting back in the workout groove. And I am grading All The Things too.