We have all heard of “pregnancy brain” and “mom brain” right? You know, that state where the mind fail us and just doesn’t operate as it should? I have never been pregnant and I am also not a mom, but I have witnessed my pregnant and (especially new) mom friends completely space out on things and they always blame it on pregnancy or mom brain.
This morning, on the 2nd day of my biggest peak week of training, I have had 2 complete brain farts and the only logical conclusion is that I have marathon training brain. (Either that or I am going completely batshit crazy.)
Note: I am sure that in actual cases of pregnancy/mom brain there are hormones involved or something, but just go with me here…
Last weekend when I was looking at my training plan, I saw 3 x 2000 m on the schedule for today’s speed workout. I even had an entire conversation with Char about the workout and the possibility of doing it together. As I was calculating the amount of speed and total distance that would make up the workout, I calculated each 2000 as 1.5 miles or 6 laps around the track.
I went to the track this morning and completed my first repeat. 10:25. Hmm…that seems really slow, I thought, I remember doing these in 8:something last fall. But I ignored it and moved on to the next. I was on the last lap of my 2nd repeat before I realized that 2000 m is actually 1.25 miles and only 5 laps around the track. Um, duh?
After my run, I got ready and headed off to work. When I arrived in the parking lot, I dug through my purse looking everywhere for my work badge. I dumped out all of the contents, SWEARING that I put it back in there after work yesterday. I had no luck finding the badge, so I went to the security shack and got a temp badge. I clipped it on my pants and went on my merry way into the office. I sat at my desk working for the next 3 or so hours, then got up to go to the bathroom (um, dehydrated much?). As I walked into the bathroom, I looked down and saw this:
I swear this is NO exaggeration. Not only did I not remember that I slipped my badge on my pants on the drive, after I “lost it”, I proceeded to put on the temp badge right below the real one and never even noticed.
So like I said, I am attributing any and all dumb moves in the next week to marathon training brain. Then after that? Well, taper brain, of course. Not at all related to being blonde, and a little bit ditzy 🙂
At the rate I am going, I just hope I make it to Eugene in 26 days! 🙂 Happy Tuesday!