Week one of the new year! Surely it’s all sunshine and roses and high motivation? Meh, not so much.
I’ve been on holidays from work for the past couple of weeks and it’s been lovely. But man, do I need structure in my days or it all just falls apart.
Things that have been going well:
Food prep – I should have so much food ready for when I go back to work that I won’t need to cook for months!!
Strength training – I had a terrific gym session on Thursday. Going into it I was feeling a bit blah but was rocking life by the end. And then I signed up for a program with Drew and Tina at Running for Real. So far, I’ve been hitting my Week 0 exercises to set me up for when I get my custom program. And it’s not really new news but foam rolling out my legs has reminded me of how terrible my quads and calves are!! Not to mention my highly inflexible feet!!! But that’s why we do these things, isn’t it?
And that’s it. Yes, there’s an absence of running there. No proper reason. Just sheer holiday laziness. Expect better things next week.
Berlin wasn’t a sufferfest. Because I didn’t run it.
I had a really great holiday, and Berlin will be there for me to run another time. And while that’s true, it still leaves me disappointed in myself for not putting in what was needed so that I could run it this time.
True, work threw me a really shitty hand. But I made excuses. And I could have got a better result than I did.
So, here we are again. But this time, I’m all in.
I’ve got a training plan – it’s worked before. It will work again this time.
I’ve got a new nutritional strategy (LCHF) to lose weight and train better.
I’ve got a daily check of strength and stretch work to do. Injury free is the way to be!
What are we aiming for? Gold Coast Marathon and then Melbourne Marathon. 2018 will be staying local.
The running was so much better than it has been. Let’s hope it just keeps improving with Berlin just around the corner.
I spied some starfish in the bay on my long run today. I took a little time out to take a pic and enjoy the view of clear water and gentle waves. When you spend so much of your time during the week in the hustle and bustle of city life, I think it’s good to take a time out and enjoy some nature.
Dinner tonight was super yum! Homemade taco bowl for the win!!