All the travel over the past week left me feeling somewhat off kilter. Having taken 6 am flights in both directions, then adjusting to the two-hour time difference, I was left feeling really tired. I didn't sleep well the first night back, and was still feeling sleep deficient when I woke up this morning. I'm convinced that this played a factor in today's 17-mile run. After last weekends blissful 16-miler, I wanted so badly for today's run to go just as well. I mapped out the same route down the Embarcadero in downtown San Francisco, and added on an additional half mile up to (but not across) the Golden Gate Bridge.
While marathon training is physically going well, it's been a little more mentally challenging than usual. I'm not sure if this is a habit I've developed because of social media, but I've recently noticed that I have a really short attention span.
Living Well was the topic of today's meditation. Now I wasn't going to write about my experiences with meditation until the 21-day Challenge had concluded, but today's topic fit perfectly with where my mind has been for the past few days.