After a week of feeling less than 100% and skipping workouts with frightening regularity, I’m back in the game. It’s Sunday, and I could have started off today — I’m finally feeling fairly normal again (whatever “normal” is) — but like the rest of the world, I figure it’s silly to start on Sunday when I could start on Monday. It’s just a more natural starting point, isn’t it?
But here’s the game plan, beginning tomorrow:
- 3 runs for a total of 11+ miles
- 2-3 strength training sessions
- 7 blog posts (that was the one upside of not feeling well — easier to find time to write!)
- 3 days of coding
- SLEEP. In bed 30 minutes before I need to be asleep, and meditate before bed. Need my zzzzz’s!
That’s all. Seems easy enough, right?
The priority? Running. I’ve got the Winter Trail Frosty Half and Quarter Marathon (the #WTFhalf … that makes me giggle…) coming up at the end of February and after realizing that the New Year’s Day 5k in snow, ice and cold was a challenge, I can’t imagine that a 6.55 mile run off-road run is going to be anything but a death march. And since I’d like it to be more of a torture trudge and less a death march, a little training will do nothing but help.
Just gotta keep remembering my 2016 word: HUSTLE. Just keep moving, keep going, keep pushing. I don’t always want to train but reaching goals is all about doing things when my inner toddler is throwing a tantrum.