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.
Where: City studio | When: Afternoon | Felt: Queasy. Exercising after eating doesn’t work well for me
Friday: 5km run
Where: St Kilda Beach | When: Morning | Felt: Great to be out
Things to talk about:
Lots of my rest days this week were actually, “slept in too late to get a run in” days. Despite travelling again this week, I am determined to do better.
I’ve become very self-conscious about running in front of people. Logically, I’m sure no one cares what I look like when I run. Illogically, and the bit of my head that often wins out, I’m sure everyone is judging my form. This is not helping getting out.