Sunday, January 24, 2010

A little confession...

Earlier this week, I blogged about the commencement of my new half-marathon training program.

Before Monday, it had been almost five months since I've done any sort of running. I've either gained a lot of what (which I really haven't) or I'm just getting older. It's so much harder to just get up and run 2 miles. I used to be able to do that with no problems. Not this week.

It makes me so mad that I let myself get so out of shape. I put the time and effort into training to be able to run long distances for several months. Then I get bored of running, I get a little lazy and then all of a sudden it's been 5 months and I can't even run two miles any more.

So I attempted to try running Monday. But a little incident with my toiletry bag and a razor ended up cutting my run short. Oddly. this past week I was a lot busier than usual. I had something going on every night after work. Consequently, I didn't get back onto a treadmill until today.

With a lot of time and no injuries, I was able to concentrate a little better at the task at hand. I ran (with a little walking mixed in) and did a core class. I realized something today.

I have A LOT of work to do before May if I'm going to be able to run a half-marathon. I need cardio. I need core workouts. I need yoga. I need some strength training.

This week I'm going to be more committed to this training program. No excuses.

Although I may be singing a different tune tomorrow when I can't move my legs.



  1. I need to get back to exercise's gonna be So the first step is just to get started..which you have good job! Maybe I need to sign up to at least walk a 5K or something in the spring..hmm...:) luv u!

  2. Yay Jenny! YOu can do it! I agree though, I have not been doing my regular workouts, so I sign up for another tri- that should motivate me right? I agree with Katie, helps to start and each day should get easier. It is definately easier with an end goal (like a 5 K or half marathon in mind).

  3. Katie - You should definitely sign up for something in the spring. Mine is May 2. You could sign up for something around the same time and kinda keep ourselves on task w/ training -- kinda like when we started blogging. ;)

    Gigi -- I agree. Goals totally help get the motivation going. Exercising, eating right -- I have to have some sort of goal for those things or else I just don't do it.

  4. Hey! I just found a 5K here on the same day as yours...I need to talk to Diana, but I think we're going to sign up for it..then we can do our races on the same day! :)


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