How is everyone’s week starting out? Mine is starting with purpose and determination. I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s waaaaaay to easy for me to make excuses and not get things done. As I’m running a bit more every week, gearing up for my 5k race and trying to put together a relay team for the Manitoba Marathon next month, I have come to realize that I have never seen any of my training plans through.
Sad but True
Like many of you out there, I have the best of intentions, but life tends to get in the way and slowly, things fade away and even though I’m working out consistently and seeing results, I’m not necessarily seeing the results I could be, if I were training more efficiently.
I am determined to change this.
So far, I have been following a training plan to get back into running with minimal adaptation and minimal disturbance. I’ve felt much less discouraged and overwhelmed because the plan is easing me back into running slowly. Starting in July, I have a half marathon training plan that I will be following that I am hoping gets me a PR in that race.
The bottom line is this: I can’t let excuses prevent my goals from being met. I have it in me to meet each and every one of them if I focus, get off my butt and go. Granted, life can sometimes get in the way (injuries, mom-duties etc) but that doesn’t mean plans need to be tossed aside, it just means they get re-worked (most recently for me, repeating a training week I wasn’t able to fully complete due to sick kids and stormy weather)