The body does not want you to do this. As you run, it tells you to stop but the mind must be strong. You always go too far for your body. You must handle the pain with strategy… It is not age; it is not diet. It is the will to succeed.
- Jacqueline Gareau, 1980 Boston Marathon champ
We all have our moments of weakness.
Cue a week that includes working late on job #1, nights with job #2, errands to catch up on, being a little too preoccupied with the 1st place (!!!) Braves, and an inability to get up before 7am.
(Admission is step one, right?)
I, Lauren, have not exercised in 4 straight days. In the middle of prime training time. And I am using some fairly lame excuses for the duration. Ugh. Coming home to a bottle of Shiraz instead of a run last night didn’t help (something I am unabashedly capable of consuming by my lonesome).
Sometimes I just lack that normal mental tenacity that keeps me on track. It’s strange – I know I’ve been busy, but seriously – what the heck have I done the past few days?! I haven’t been getting up early to train before work when I know I have busy evenings ahead. And certainly writing about training, or reflecting on last weekend’s great exercise isn’t getting me anywhere today.
I’m pulling myself up by my bootstraps today. Gotta get out of the rut and get moving. Putting a bike ride on tap today, a run tomorrow, and a ride/run combo workout in on Sunday. Admission is step one, after all…
Is slacker-dom overtaking your plans? How is your training going?