Have you seen my motivation? I seem to have lost it. Recently, I went an entire week without working out. As of this week, I am officially in half-marathon training. However, for the past two weeks, I’ve only managed one run weekly. There are many reasons for this:
- The weather has been terrible: bitterly cold, snowy, icy days make it tough to leave the house
- I’ve been trying to keep a cold at bay. It’s that awful rundown feeling that you are only one bad night of sleep away from getting the full-blown cold. During the past two weekends, I’ve actually spent a good amount of time on the couch, something I never do.
- Two weeks ago, Mike went away for work, making it impossible for me to get out for runs on the weekend since I had Liam with me.
- We adopted Banjo last weekend and spent a lot of time getting him used to his new family and home.
Anyway, I have not been running. I’ve completed lots of other workouts involving yoga and strength training (PRed my sumo squat- 2×205!!), but have not made it out running more than once a week. Banjo and I have been going for long walks. Because I’ve been trying to get him used to walks on a leash, he and I have only gone running once. Sunday morning, when the weather finally gets above take your breath away freezing, I will need to go out and complete five miles to stay on track for the half-marathon training schedule. I know that once I am out on the road, I will be fine.
I have been really great about watching my diet and staying active, managing to lose a few more of the weigh I’ve gained since Halloween. Thanks to walking Banjo twice a day, I’ve been kicking but in my FitBit challenges! It’s taken years, but I have finally stopped treating working out as a punishment for eating too much or a consequence of gaining weight. I am actually looking forward to getting in that long run this Sunday morning!