July 1, 2013

Starting Over . . . Again


It’s no surprise that I have been struggling for a long time now. This time last year I was in the best shape of my life. I had just finished a round of Insanity, was half way through a round of P90X and was at my lowest weight since I started having kids 12 years ago.  260363_10151928079608989_1088777359_n

Come September I got a new job. A job I had been trying to get for years! A job that I absolutely loved, but this new job left me less time to workout and that was he beginning of the end. I now found myself getting up at 5:30 in the morning and always cutting my run short in order to make it to work by 7:30. That then turned to sleeping in and skipping the run all together.
Of course then Officer P got his promotion and things got even crazier. I didn’t run for 3 weeks, the ran 8, 9, and 11 mile runs back to back to back weeks. Then it was time to move and I didn’t run again for 3 weeks and then ran Tinker Bell, between Tink and PHM I only had one 9 mile run. After this I was only running 1 day a week, when officer P would come to visit. I then had the great idea to run the Diva Half. That made 3 half marathons with pretty much no training at all.
I keep trying, in vain, to get back on track, but I have decided now is the time. I am trying to be okay with starting over from the beginning, but honestly I am struggling with it a bit. In my mind I keep comparing myself to what I use to be. Hopefully I can get back there sooner rather then later, but I am going to try and take it one day at a time.  

12 comments:

  1. I've been struggling with my training as well. I'm committing myself to the next two weeks to stick to my training plan and to get myself back on track. I think of it as just two weeks- a short, but attainable goal. Small steps, right?

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    1. Yes! That is what I am planning too. I'm going to try to get every run in, one week at a time.

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  2. I've done this to myself several times in since I started running. I always seem to forget how great it feels to go to bed exhausted after working out. Right now, I have a friend that keeps dragging me out to run hills. She's so dedicated that I use her for motivation. Best of luck to you, you can totally do it!

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    1. Thank you, Jaime. That is part of my issue. In Texas I ran with my sister and we pushed each other. Now it's just me . Sigh

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  3. I had a period of time where I was struggling with training as well. Running went from something I loved to something I "had" to do, like another chore on my list. Take your time and ease back into it. Clean page, fresh start :)
    Karen @karenlovestorun

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    1. Exactly! When I am training I have to run. I couldn't wait until Princess was done so I could take time off, but then I actually wanted to run!
      I think I have 23 to 24 weeks before my race, so I have plenty of time.

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  4. Don't be hard on yourself! Once you get back on track, you'll be fine. Starting back at it is the hardest part. Good luck!

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    1. Thank you, Ashley. Day 1 is done so I took the first step. :)

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  5. I'm in the same boat. I took a few months off after Princess to give my body a much needed rest but now I'm struggling. I try to look at it that I've been there before, I can get back there. Good luck!

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    1. Thank you, Abby. I feel the same way, and I am hoping it is true. I know eventually I will get back there and even surpass it, it's just a matter of time.

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  6. One day at a time, one foot in front of the other is how anything gets done. It's no small step, its THE step! You can do it and give yourself props and the credit you deserve :)

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    1. Thank you Alicia. Tomorrow is a new day :)

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