Yesterday was a rest day. No running. So we took Scout out on the trail instead. At one point we walked over to the park, and let her off the leash and she did great. She just ran around a bit and would come back to us when we called her. What a good girl
The not so good girl lately, has been me…I was kind of stuck with what to write about today, but then I just thought, KEEP IT REAL CINDY.
I’ve been really frustrated with how slow my run times are. The reason for such results is obvious. I haven’t been running consistently. This has ALWAYS been my problem. Lack of consistency which really just means I am being lazy. At the beginning of my running journey, just having the courage to get out there and do something that I wasn’t very good at, and finishing, were enough for me. But the truth is that I have been on this journey for a while now; over a year, and I can no longer ingnore the desire within me for some improvement.
Right before Hawaii, I was really seeing some improvements in my running times. I was cross-training with Barry’s Bootcamp and keeping up with my running as well. I know what I need to do, make it a scheduled thing; GET ORGANIZED. I was supposed to go back to Barry’s this past weekend, but I wasn’t able to fit it in and with some of the new responsibilites I have been given at work, I am no longer able to go in the early weekday mornings, which had been so great for me.
In my self loathing last night, I was madly surfing the net for some inspiration, and I stumbled upon this great post, Pursuit of Happiness by Carrots ‘n’ Cake. She has one of the best blogs I have found, and she isn’t only inspiring me to focus on running for the right reason but also on improving my blog.
So, as of today I am proud of myself for running so much this past weekend. On Saturday, even though it was HOT and I didn’ want to get out there, I did. And even though the heat made for a slow TIME, the important thing is that I went out there and got the run in. Usually I would have given myself Sunday off just for running on Saturday even though that had been one of my only runs that week.
I have had many start FAILS in regards to training plans, and I think what overwhelms me is the scope of it all. So for now, I am going to focus on things a week at a time and this time, STICK TO IT.
- Sunday; 3 miles (I ran 3.1 miles on the tread)
- Monday: rest
- Tuesday: 5 miles
- Wednesday: 6 miles
- Thursday: 3 miles
- Friday: rest
- Saturday: 8 miles
No more setting goals and not completing them. No more challenging myself and not rising up to the occasion. I have 12 days until my next half marathon and while I am not completely ready, this can be a positive experience for me if between now and then I have done everything I can. Most of the time, the truth is that the only thing keeping me from achieving my goals in life, is ME.
QUESTION: have you ever felt like the only thing keeping you from acheiving your goals is yourself?