My body and my brain are just not in sync these days.

My brain thinks that I am some kind of Deena Kastor. My body thinks that I am some kind of Roseanne Barr. The two just don’t jive.

I’m training along with Katie (running partner) for the London Marathon. Before you get all excited… SHE is running the London Marathon, I am accompanying her on her training runs. Which means that I am out there doing stupid long distances for no really good reason. Except for the fact that Katie is awesomesauce and I want to grow up and be just like her. (And everyone deserves to have a friend on their long run.)

We did a 14 mile run on Sunday and I admit it… I was tired. Muscle-ache tired. Take-a-nap tired. I don’t know what was wrong with me. I’m beginning to wonder if I might be anemic again? Because really, the training shouldn’t be that exhausting.

On Tuesday I ran four miles of intervals on the treadmill and I felt pretty strong on that run. But this morning the exhaustion once again returned and I skipped my run. I’m hoping to make up for it tonight. (You can follow my training using the Daily Mile widget on the side of my blog.) Each day I do not run I lift weights. So I get some cross-training in. But I have a feeling that I need to incorporate some more cardio on top of that to break through this exhaustion. Or I could get more sleep. It’s a toss up. Heh.

Allow me to digress a moment to show you a great  TED video I found with Christopher McDougall speaking. In this video, titled Born to Run, he explores the mysteries of the human desire to run. As part of the talk he shares the story of the marathoner with a compassionate spirit, an unlikely ultra-runner, and a hidden tribe in Mexico that runs to live. I really enjoyed it and hope that you do too!