We all declare boldly that we hate excuses. Sometimes we admit to making them. But how often do we make confessions when we are really justifying doing or not doing something? Those sneaky, dark excuses we don’t even want to acknowledge to ourselves.
Imagine if we only did things when we felt like it. Pretty cool, huh? Think of life where you only did what you wanted, if you wanted and when you wanted to do it. If you’re not in the mood, skip it. No consequences. What a shame (or a blessing?) that it isn’t so simple. […]
You know how, when you’re training for a race, there’s always something that gets in the way? I figured out that’s just life. There will always be some obstacle to deal with. Accustomed to running higher volume, I went into this marathon on low mileage. Comparatively, very low mileage. The tough part is that no […]
Does making time for training feel impossible? You’re not alone. Let’s guess the most common excuse used for not getting to the gym or committing to a fitness routine. I’m going with “I don’t have time.” Honestly, who does? I mean how many people actually have the time to get dressed, get their butts out […]
It’s my favorite training day: The Long Run. The first of three 20 miles runs is a wrap. There were some victories, an amusing user error issue and a rough patch. On paper it’s a success. Emotionally, I feel pretty rough. It may be less commonly heard of, but there are times when the body […]
I’ve made it through the week so far without deviating from the training plan. Although I did modify the hill workout today, the option I choose was actually written. So once again I was a good girl, which is totally going to trash my reputation. Either of the workouts given were fine, but I […]
I was incredibly tired this morning. Getting less than four hours of sleep last night didn’t promote any enthusiasm when the alarm went off at 4:15 am. I’ve had a series of great runs this week. Each of them has gone to plan and it would be nice to keep it that way. My mind […]
Yes, it’s a speed workout day again. I don’t know if it’s because of all the training time lost last week or the bite of reality that reminded me I’m halfway through the training plan, but I was ready for this one. Well, perhaps not completely organized. Last night I thought it was 800’s and […]