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It’s Reset Time!

To say that I’ve been slacking off since my marathon is somewhat of an understatement. From July to October, I was averaging about 100 miles a month. I gave myself a break in November because hell, I ran a marathon. I scaled down to about 60 miles and ate whatever I wanted. Whatever my stomach desired, whether it be ramen, tacos, fried chicken, I ate it. It wasn’t healthy and I’m not proud of it, but I did it anyway. YOLO? Kidding. I was bad. Very bad. 😦

It’s December now and I don’t think I can keep using the “I ran a marathon. I deserve to slack off” excuse anymore. So I’m pressing reset. Most people reset on New Years, but I’ve always been early to things. Being early isn’t really a bad thing anyway, unless it’s to a college party. I have made that mistake one too many times. -_-rest-button

So anyway, I’m saying goodbye to the sluggish miles and saying hello to a more motivated and hopefully healthier me. 🙂 If only it were that easy, right? I’m optimistic though. I know that I’m capable of putting in the miles so I just need to convince my legs to get with it. Let’s ignore the healthier eating for a moment shall we? Convincing my tummy that healthy foods also equals yummy food is definitely going to be more difficult than just pressing reset.

I also have a half marathon coming up in two weeks so it’s probably a good time to get my butt into gear. 🙂

In other news, I joined the Brooks North Pole Run Club Challenge. Starting today until December 16th, my goal will be to log in 6 hours of running time on STRAVA. A few lucky runners will be given STRAVA premium memberships, Brooks gear and other holiday surprises. I do love surprises and Brooks gear so this is right up my alley. Wish me luck!

In other other news, my Runner’s World Run Streak progress below:
rwrunstreak5to11

It hasn’t been easy, but I managed to keep the run streak going. My work schedule has been really hectic lately and it’s been difficult to even put in a mile. After a 10 – 12 hour day, who in their right mind would want to run? LOL. I definitely didn’t, but I pushed through. I ran as fast as I possibly could that day and went home to sleep. I live an exciting life, don’t I? 😛

I hope that everyone is having a marvelous Monday. 🙂

Have you ever needed to press reset in your life? 

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My name is Mai and I am a recent PhD graduate. :) When not hard at work, I can be found training for a race, traveling the world, or talking about Disneyland. Come join me on my journey and help me navigate this world. :)

9 thoughts on “It’s Reset Time!

  1. Good for you! I love the idea of getting started with a resent now instead of waiting until new year. I’ve thought about doing something similar but this time of year is just a little too scattered and busy to focus on self improvement. I am forcing myself to stick to a running schedule but other than that, it makes more sense for me to just be a walking cliche and wait until January, when life calms down and I can ride the new year’s motivation high for a while :-).

    That said, don’t beat yourself up for “slacking” post marathon. It takes a few weeks for the body to fully recover from the marathon, and the more time off you give yourself, the better things will go when you resume training again.

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    1. Thank you! I am unusually hard on myself when it comes to these kinds of things. I have so many things I want to achieve. I don’t like failing. Lol No one does.

      And I completely understand the craziness of December. Personally, I need two aspects of my life to be going well to counteract everything else and running has always been one of those aspects. Gotta keep with it.

      I hope you did well on your physics final! 🙂

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