Thursday, February 14, 2013

The Training Reality

Every time I have posted about my training and working out, I have been at a fabulous place.  I am logging food, doing my runs, basically doing everything right.  Except, that is not my current reality.  Somehow over the last 2 weeks, I have fallen off the proverbial wagon.  I did better on vacation than I have for the past 2 weeks!  What happened you might ask?  I seemed so motivated, so focused.  But, life happened, pretty much is the best I can explain it. - Running's a pain in the rear....but it sure gives me a nice one ;)Since Jamaica, and not including this week, I managed 4 workouts, which is obscene!  I usually have 5-6 a week (EVEN on vacation)!  I enjoy my workouts, but I had stuff to do for the party, the basement, you name it.  But it wasn't just the working out, it was the eating too.  I fell back into NOT eating because I was distracted with this, that or the other.  (Damn pronouns!)  As a result, I end up over snacking late into the day because I forget to have the important meals - like breakfast and lunch.  I feel guilty, sort of, but mostly I feel irritated!  Not so much about the running/workouts.  That is easy to get back on track.  No more pushing it off for other activities at naptime.  Mini-Me goes down, and I go run.  The end.  But the food stuff - UGH!  I will leave that for another post.

For now, I am restarting my training with a new program.  I like the Iron Girl one, but I have 2 problems. 
  1. My printer and computer are not on speaking terms at the moment thanks to an automatic Windows update, and I have yet to fix it.  OK, reality is that I can't - I HATE WINDOWS!
  2. I need something on my phone so that on days I do get to run outdoors, I can have that motivational crap to spur me on too.  My HR monitor tells me my speed and heart rate at each mile, but I wouldn't mind hearing other stuff too.
Of course, starting a new program is another challenge in itself.  For one, I am not keen on paying a lot for an app.  But also, I run on the treadmill - A LOT.  Couldn't one of these brainiacs develop a damn app that works for that?!  After reading all the reviews and loading a few free ones, I have settled on the Asics one.  It has me starting over, which I suppose isn't the worst thing in the world for me given the little hiatus.  I already see the heart rate difference in only 2 runs on the new program.  And maybe I will like running at a pace for mileage versus time, which can get a bit monotonous.  Next up - tackling my eating.


  1. You can totally do this. I fsll off that freakin wagin a lot but you have new goals and you will get back on.

    1. I already feel more in sync with my new program. Just ran despite evil head cold even LOL


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