running realities.

by Mindy @ Just A One Girl Revolution on December 9, 2010

in Uncategorized

Late in the morning, I had a serious craving for breakfast food.  So, for lunch I headed to the most appropriate location:  The Omelette Shoppe.

Bring on the omelet!  I had the California veggie crammed full with mushrooms, green olives, tomatoes, big chunks of avocado, Monterey Jack cheese, and topped with sprouts!

A side of delish English muffin toast and homemade jam.

Yum. Hit the spot.

running realities.

I’ve been a runner for a few years now.  I love, love, love the sport.  It’s damn hard, but the challenge is worth the fight.  There’s really nothing better than crossing the finish line at a race.

Since I did my 25k in May, though, my running has been sporadic at best.  I’ll be great for a couple weeks then not run for a couple (or more).  The mental games of training got the best of me leading up to May and I struggled to stick to my training plan consistently.  By the time the race was done, I was burnt out so I took a break.  That break lead to the current habits.

I’m ready for a change.  I’m ready to be consistent.

With being so sick for over a week now, I’ve decided to scratch the New Year’s Eve 4 mile race I planned on doing.  Once it’s the week of, I may change my mind, but as of now, I truly don’t think it would be in my best interest.

So, where does that leave me?

I’m starting back at square one.  Well, not like Couch to 5K square one because things haven’t backtracked to that point.  So, maybe I’m starting at square four.

Races are, by far, my biggest motivation to get my mileage in.  I already registered for two 10Ks in May and I’m planning on a 5K in February and another in March.

I’ve got the gear with some great new Lululemon clothes and a Garmin Forerunner.  I’ve got the races.  I’ve got the rediscovered motivation.  Now all that’s left is to get out there and start running.

I can’t wait.

How do you get back on track when you’ve “fallen off the wagon”?

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Allison @ PickyEatingRD December 10, 2010 at 9:27 am

I always remind myself how good it feels when I am finished. It feels especially good to be done with a run that you didn’t want to start in the first place!

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Lisa December 14, 2010 at 3:53 pm

When you get burned out on something it’s good to take a break. I was running A LOT for the last few years and then I ran Hood to Coast in August. It was an amazing experience. I was supposed to immediately start training for a Half. I felt overwhelmed about it and was dreading it a bit…then I got injured. I HAD to take a break. In the end it turned out to be a good thing…

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