Confession #1: the 12 week half marathon training plan I was going to use for the Chi Town Half Marathon on 4/1? Well, the first two weeks were a total bust. I could go on and on about why I failed, but to put it simply life got in the way.
Confession #2: my goal to track every bite I ate every day this month? Well, that lasted 13 days. Not too shabby, but also not meeting my goal. Again, I could go on and on but life got busy and I put these things on the back burner.
Also, incase you hadn’t noticed, Wednesday-Friday of last week? No blogging! No good.
Sunday I decided it was about time to pick myself up and move forward. A week-long slump is ok, but any longer would be hard to pull myself out of. So how did I do it?
First, I researched 10 week half marathon training plans and settled on following this plan loosely. I know my schedule and I know that five days a week is a realistic commitment for me so I’ve decided on the following this weekly schedule: 2 short runs, 1 long run and 2 days of crossing training cardio/strength. If I do a 6th day, I’ll do yoga or spinning class. Simple right?
Second, I went out and ran!
Then I came home and Rich and I prepped our meals for the week. We made hard boiled eggs for breakfast, chopped veggies and made greek yogurt dip for snacks, salads in a jar for lunches and Rich made matzo ball soup. So far, this week has been a breeze!
Today? I tracked my food and workouts on My Fitness Pal. Oh yeah, and I worked out. Day 2/5 so far!