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. -_-
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:
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?