Hello friends! Is it really only Wednesday? I feel like it should be SUNDAY for all the work Iâ€™ve gotten done. And Sunday would be great because weâ€™re going on a fun business/personal vacation to Scottsdale, Arizona! Iâ€™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 workoutâ€¦ but no dice.
Raw oatmeal, Chobani pineapple, and a banana.
Now, Iâ€™m working at the clinic. I am plastic bagginâ€™ lunch today! Weâ€™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!
Soâ€¦ Iâ€™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 havenâ€™t had a chance to run at all due to the weather! Itâ€™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 â€œIâ€™m too busy to run.â€
I am really good at excuses (some are legit, some are not):
- Itâ€™s too dark to run outsideâ€¦
- Itâ€™s too cold to run outsideâ€¦
- Iâ€™m too busy with book-writing to run for an hourâ€¦
- Iâ€™m too tired to runâ€¦
- I would rather sleep in than wake up early and go for a runâ€¦
- I can skip this run; one missed run doesnâ€™t make a differenceâ€¦
- I have no buddies to run with so Iâ€™m going to passâ€¦
I need to remember that training is hard or everyone would do it! And despite some laziness, I really WANT to be doing this â€“ 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:
When the going gets tough during training, I just need to remember all the reasons why Iâ€™m doing thisâ€¦ For the glory of crossing that finish line. Itâ€™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?