So, it has been forever since I wrote and a lot of things have happened. Last year, after seven years at the same job, I switched. Then that didn’t work out, and I switched again in December. I went from years of working 7-3 to 8:30-5 and it wrecked havoc with my training. By the time I got home, it was dark and I had zero motivation to run. I was basically a lump through the spring training season and I just wasn’t into it. 7 months (and 10 pounds, ugh) later, I feel like I’m finally getting my groove back.
The fall training season for my running group, Tri-State Running Company began a couple weeks ago and I’m training with the full run/walk group. I’ve also made a plan to do cross training with PEAK twice a week and get back into my yoga practice. I actually wrote out a schedule on paper and hung it in my office. I’ve found that getting up early and working out before work is best for me. That way, it’s done and I have tons of energy for the work day. My fall race is the Stone Steps 27K. I know it will be hard but I when I doubt myself, I like to think of this quote:
“Start now. Start where you are. Start with fear. Start with pain. Start with doubt. Start with hands shaking. Start with voice trembling but start. Start and don’t stop. Start where you are, with what you have. Just start.” — Ijeoma Umebinyuo