Hello friends! Is it really only Wednesday? I feel like it should be SUNDAY for all the work I’ve gotten done. And Sunday would be great because we’re going on a fun business/personal vacation to Scottsdale, Arizona! I’m literally counting down the hours until our vacation.
Breakfast was fast and easy. I THOUGHT I was going to have time to squeeze in a workout… but no dice.
Raw oatmeal, Chobani pineapple, and a banana.
Now, I’m working at the clinic. I am plastic baggin’ lunch today! We’ve been spending way too much money on eating out.
In the bag:
A salad of romaine lettuce, celery, carrots, and leftover tempeh.
Which I ate with a fork that THANKFULLY I found hiding in a desk drawer! I forgot to pack silverware. Crisis adverted!
And a crusty baguette with some hummus.
Lunch took me two minutes to pack and was quite tasty!
So… I’m over the Winter Wonderland. The ice has started to melt (wahoo!) but it was still too dangerous to run outside this morning. :( Running outside would be begging for a twisted ankle.
I started my Half Marathon training plan on Monday, but I haven’t had a chance to run at all due to the weather! It’s so frustrating because I feel like I need to do a lot of running to get ready for my March Half Mary. Plus, even though the weather has been against me, I can already feel myself slipping into the oh-so-familiar trap of “I’m too busy to run.”
I am really good at excuses (some are legit, some are not):
- It’s too dark to run outside…
- It’s too cold to run outside…
- I’m too busy with book-writing to run for an hour…
- I’m too tired to run…
- I would rather sleep in than wake up early and go for a run…
- I can skip this run; one missed run doesn’t make a difference…
- I have no buddies to run with so I’m going to pass…
I need to remember that training is hard or everyone would do it! And despite some laziness, I really WANT to be doing this – I love racing!
No matter how hard it is to commit to 252 miles of training runs over 10 weeks, I know that it will all be worth it when I cross the finish line feeling like this:
But not like this. I never want to feel like this again! Which is why I need to TRAIN TRAIN TRAIN.
When the going gets tough during training, I just need to remember all the reasons why I’m doing this… For the glory of crossing that finish line. It’s hard when the rewards are so far away, but I know they are worth it.
Got to keep my eyes focused on the prize!
How do you stay motivated during long training plans and keep your eye on the prize?
I take my training one day at a time. I don’t look at the weekly mileage I’m supposed to attain. Just the miles I need to put in that day. Makes it much more manageable.
Plus, remember how great you’ll feel after a run! I’ve regretted NOT going on a run, but I’ve never regretted actually going on one…