Weekly Review | Excited And Fatigued
This past week seems to have simultaneously dragged on forever and zoomed by. Since BU didn't start school until Thursday, I was still on the cusp of getting into my full routine of training, coaching, and working. Not only that, I planned on having my indoor season opener at the BU Multi-Team Meet that same day. Every day until then definitely seemed like it dragged on forever.
I . Monday was pretty hectic. A quick, but effective practice ended with a good lift day and sleds in the weight room.
II . I'm not sure if I mentioned this earlier or not, but I grabbed a part-time retail job because I hated feeling broke all the time. While it's not hard, it can still feel draining at times. Keeping this in mind, I decided to use this week to work on some better habits for when my days get busier.
I've been going to sleep and waking up earlier, sticking to homemade meals instead of getting take-out, and getting more tasks done during the day. I've noticed that the less free time I have, the more I get done. I think it's because I don't want to waste the hours I do manage to find for myself. I'm definitely going to try and keep up this positive momentum going into next week.
III . My opener went reasonably well. The Multi-Team Meet is always a weird meet to run at because of the day and time it's set at and my body was somewhat out of sorts because of that. Despite that, my 60m dash went surprisingly well. I never know what to expect with the 60. I felt so out of practice in the prelims, but was able to find my legs in the final. It's always a nice feeling to PR in an opener, so I was more than happy with my time (7.44).
The 300 was definitely more of a mixed bag of emotions, though. I have a ton of
excuses reasons for why it didn't go as planned, but I've gone over it so many times with myself and my coaches that I feel like I've learned what I needed to. I think the biggest lesson I needed to remember was to stick to the plan and run my own race. I spent too much time reacting and that ended up biting me in the ass. Oh, well. It was a good reminder to get early on in the season, at least.
IV . I ended my week by attending the Boston Women's March. It was the first protest I actively participated in and it was definitely an interesting experience. I was only able to stay to hear the speakers because I had work, but it definitely made me think about what was to come.