Monday, August 03, 2009

A Time For Everything

They say there's a time for everything. A time to talk, and a time to keep quiet. I just haven't been motivated to blog. This is probably a direct result from the fact that I haven't been motivated to train, either. All of my training in 2009 has come in short spurts. Get in a few good workouts...start thinking about this race or that race that I'll sign up for, then miss a few workouts and completely fall off the wagon. While normally I'd be beating myself up for it, I just haven't found it necessary to be really hard on myself about it, following 2008 (the year of Ironman). I mean, if it's not fun, and I don't want to do it, then why do it? Actually there are many reasons to go ahead and do it...like being healthy, staying thin, racing and having fun with friends, setting and meeting goals, etc. But the one reason I have found that I miss more than anything is the way training keeps me disciplined.

Brushing off commitments is contagious. Training keeps me honest, and it keeps me disciplined. I'm committing to 14 days of doing what I say I'll do. No excuses, and no exceptions. I started this morning, and it felt great to follow through, for a change. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays are running and cross training. Tuesdays and Thursdays are biking. Fridays are long runs. Saturdays are long bikes and/or boot camp. Wednesday's cross training is always Cindy's class. Next week, I'm starting back Masters Swim. I'm way behind on my training for the Marine Corps Marathon, but I'm going to fight back.

In other news, we just got back from our family baseball trip. We drove to Chicago and saw the Cubs drill the Astros, hooped and hollered in our country accents, then sang "Go Cubs Go" at the end of the game - it was AWESOME! Then we went to St. Louis and saw the Cardinals play the Astros, too, and we visited with my cousin and went up in the Gateway Arch. I have pics and video to share soon.

Unfortunately, it's about time for school to start again. It's hard to believe I have a 7th grader and a 2nd grader already. I have been in denial that it's time to go back, but I might as well get used to it.

9 comments:

D10 said...

I think it is great that you are giving yourself 14 days to get back in the swing of things! Sounds like you are on your way back. I too find that staying active keeps me honest and disciplined.

Glad you had fun at all the games. I am sure your boys had a blast.

Missy said...

Glad to see you're still alive:) I presume no Mountain Lakes for you this weekend?

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Good to hear from you and good luck on the training.

Blessed Mom said...

You go girl! I know you can do anything you set your sites on! Thankful ya'll have those Chicago memories! It is hard to believe our boys are in Jr High! Seems like yesterday we were having your baby shower!

Lana said...

Blessed Mom...who are you?!!?!

Laura said...

I totally hear you on the motivation factor the year after an IM, and I don't even have the kid 'distraction'! Best of luck with the Marine Corps marathon!

Iron Girl Nyhus said...

Glad you are back! I'm at the MCM too, trying to got sub-four if you want a running partner that day!

Laura

Jessica said...

Go lana go!!

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