I honestly can’t remember the last time I went to the gym. I know I took a couple of weeks off, but I am not sure how much I went after our vacation. We got back from vacation August 15th. Oops!
I know that I didn’t hit my 100 mile goal in August, fell just short around 90. After hitting it for the previous 3 months, I was disappointed in myself. Then I just let that drag me down, keep me in bed and out of the gym. As a result, now we are half way through September and I’ve done less than 10 miles.
It’s been a month of transitions, which I certainly do not do well with. Between Paul getting offered a new job and figuring out how that fits into our lives, a few different trips, babies being born, going through a transition at my job and lastly the kids going back to school, I have come up with a million reasons to skip the gym. I should have kept with my routine though, as there is something about it that calms me and I just feel better when I hit the gym first thing in the morning.
So, here we are Monday September 14th, I set my alarm for 5am. I thought about turning it off when I rolled over at 4:30am, but instead I just got out of bed even earlier. Not only do I need to get back to the gym, but I have to start training for my half marathon. My half marathon that is only 5 weeks away. Ugh!
I tell myself that most things are possible, but it helps me a little if I can find some kind of evidence to support it. Luckily when I googled 5 week half marathon training, I found a schedule I could work with, Lol! Starting today with 3 miles.
4 day a week running workouts, with one long run on the 3rd running day. Then if I want to, cross train on the other days. I’m determined to make this happen. Being a part of that Half Marathon for the first time in six years is huge for me. It’s a mental road block, that I am going to push through and never look back.
As no big surprise and as everything in my life goes, because I haven’t been on my workout game, I have also not blogged lately. It’s part of a routine for me, one that I let go for close to a month. I have certainly missed it, it’s relaxing and cathartic for me. I have so much going on in my head all the time, it’s nice to get some of it out.
So, today I am Back At It. I woke up, I went to the gym and I blogged. I am pulling myself out of the slump I have been in for the last month, reminding myself why I do this. Cheers to my morning routine and half marathon training.