Since my life is currently imploding (in a great way), Iâ€™ve found that Iâ€™m struggling mentally to â€œmake timeâ€ for my workouts. Between the book release, launching the Husbandâ€™s practice (which Iâ€™ve really hands-on about; Iâ€™m actually going to be the secretary), planning the Healthy Living Summit, and juggling freelance, Iâ€™m swamped.
One trick Iâ€™ve been using is to literally schedule my workouts in my Google Calendar, so notifications pop up in my e-mail box AND on my phone. Canâ€™t ignore that.
Err, yes. I actually have to schedule eyebrow pluckage or it never gets done. :) Unfortunately, this trick has not worked for my No More Trouble Zones DVD challenge. I truly hate all forms of strength training and itâ€™s been difficult to get motivated to do the super challenging DVD.
I did go on a run today, though! I was scheduled for a long speedwork session, but a tiny spot behind my knee has been bothering me for a few days. My hamstrings are definitely overworked from all the speed + hills. Itâ€™s not an injury â€“ yet. But Iâ€™ve got to play it safe. The moment it started to hurt (around Mile 1.75), I hightailed it to a shortcut and went home.
(Localized pain is one of the major red flags for an impending injury â€“ check out the â€œIs This Pain Normal?â€ post for the other warning signs.)
- Duration: 28:31
- Distance: 3.0 miles
- Mile 1: 9:30
- Mile 2: 9:25
- Mile 3: 9:36
Barney Butter and strawberry jam sandwich on Dakota bread!
Plus, fruit. I need some greens in my life ASAP.
Something Nice to Do!
Remember my goal to do 26 Races Before My 26th Birthday on April 26? Fellow blogger John, who lost over 100 pounds through a healthy lifestyle, is attempting something similar â€“ but even BETTER! John is striving to do 40 races before his 40th birthday. To finance this mission, heâ€™s entered the Stride Gum $10,000 â€œStrideaâ€ contest. In his contest entry, he wrote:
My ridiculous Stridea is to try completing 40 races in one year before I turn 40. I’ve recently dropped 105 pounds and was trying to think of a challenge to keep me fit and lose the last 45. This is what I came up with. To date, the most I’ve done is 4 in one year so it should be quite the challenge!
John plans to run a variety of races, including 5Ks, Half Ironmans, and a Marathon! All he has to do is place in the top 5 ideas to win$10,000 â€“ and you can easily vote to support him HERE!
Something To Talk Aboutâ€¦
Do you â€œscheduleâ€ workouts or take them as they come? Are you more efficient when following a training plan or does planning drive you insane?