Just did my trumpet practice....and it was awful!
I did my warmups and they gave me no inkling as to what was going to come next.
After warmups I moved on to the Arban for some long notes exercises - and I didn't even make it through the first one before my lip started feeling tired. I carried on.
Then I went on to a few high note exercises and everything above a G was hard. I was working my diaphragm and trying to keep the pressure off my lips but notes would just get strangled.
I thought about throwing in the towel there and then but decided to keep going. After all, even if it sounded (and felt) terrible, it was still doing me some good - right?
Then on to some lip slurs - something Im normally quite good at and you know what. I could only do it for about 10 seconds before the notes got strangled again and turned to air.
I finally gave up after about 30 minutes. Sometimes it doesn't even feel worth getting your trumpet out of its case.