Tiny Victories

I made it through Monday and that is great. Was yesterday rough for anybody else? I wanted to be done with work around 9, so you can imagine how the rest of the day felt. But now it's over and Tuesday is right on track. I started out this morning with a tiny miracle. I heard the first few milliseconds of Beibs What Do You Mean and launched out of bed. No hesitation. No boiling rage. This song is my 4:37 alarm for morning running and has been a pain point for the last 2-3 weeks. I think I've almost got my body fooled into thinking waking up with the birds to run before work isn't going against everything it stands for. In fact, I ran more than the minimum requirement from Le Hansons while I was out there. Batshit, right?! I keep reminding myself it's only going get harder and the runs longer, and not to get used to anything feeling good for a while, but I will take this victory and enjoy it today. 

 The last few weeks of running my mileage has been on the low end since the Hanson's plan is just starting. It makes me a little frustrated that it jumps from high teens to 40s pretty quickly. Since I'm trying this out to conquer my fear of high mileage, I'm a little worried about these big jumps. This morning I literally had 2 easy miles on the schedule. I bumped it to 3.5 to make it worth waking up that early and getting out. Plus I want to minimize any fitness lost over the last few weeks. I haven't run more than 5 miles in 3 weeks! I will try to enjoy this downtime and bank it for later. 

Something not running related is my capsule wardrobe. I was super jazzed going into may but really only bought a pair of too-expensive shoes and felt guilty buying anything else. However now my May-July capsule still isn't picked out and what I'm wearing sucks. I think this is the opposite of what was supposed to happen. I went thrifting this weekend and snagged a pair of 501s that I am obsessed with but are not work appropriate, so I'm going to have to give it another shot this weekend. I'm trying to stick within a lower budget this time around while simultaneously looking more professional at work. It's not easy.  

How often do you shop for work clothes?  

Do you love/hate/don't care about the beginning of training plans when the mileage feels off? Does this happen to anyone else?