I’m not gunna lie, I’ve managed a mere 3 runs and 2 hockey games since my 1/2 marathon on May 15th. Pathetic. I’m feeling as though I’ve lost my stride with exercise…a rut, even.
In selfishly timely fashion, Biz posted a 101 days of summer challenge. Immediately I knew I needed (and wanted) to jump on the opportunity to kick things into high gear. I let this challenge roll over in my brain today and I decided to use Alison’s daily mile goal as my challenge…with a modification.
Lately, any excuse in the book popped into my head as to why the present day isn’t a good day to workout. Topping the list…always: I’m tired. Darn it, I am tired! It’s all I have in me to keep my eyes awake at the wheel during my 30 mile commute home on Thursday afternoons here lately. And then of course my vain excuse: if I don’t workout tonight, I can get by without washing and drying and straightening my hair for tomorrow (Note: I know I’m one of the lucky ones who can easily go 2+ days without getting the “greasy” look!). Hello, 5:30am comes early enough as is! Oh, to be a man. And then the excuse I used earlier this week: running after eating = cramps, bloat, and the feeling of imminent up-chuck (TMI?). BUT, I could always walk or wait til later.
I did really well with my April DO What You DON’T Challenge that I set before myself and many of you. So voicing my 101 Days of Summer Challenge HERE for you all to see is accountability in and of itself. Plus, I would never lie to Biz on my progress!! 😉
101 Days of Summer Challenge Goal: Run 1 mile AT LEAST 70 days.
While this does not SOUND lofty, my issue is not the running…it’s the motivation to start. If I can bear a mile, I can nearly guarantee that most, if not all, of those runs will turn into 2…3…4…5…6…maybe even 7 milers. Okay, that may be a stretch…but possible!
I know a lot of health, food, and fitness bloggers do way more than this each day, but days seem to be dropping like flies and I want to do what I can to 1) keep up with the speed of life and 2) make the most of each day mentally and physically — something I’ve put on the back burner in the past few weeks.
If YOU, too, are in a bit of a rut or lacking the motivation or drive to reach a goal, join Biz’s challenge! I double-dog dare you! 😉
Mr. Prevention and I are road tripping to Lincoln, Nebraska for the weekend! I am not sure how plugged in I will be, but I will be around at some point. Have a wonderful, safe, and tasty Memorial Day weekend…I hope everyone gets at least a 3-day weekend! 😉 I have my workout clothes packed, as well as my Garmin. While the challenge doesn’t start until Memorial Day, I plan to get in the workout groove before then!
And Happy 25th Birthday to my BFF, Kristen if she’s reading this! <3
Question: What keeps you from entering a workout rut? Do you set workout goals for yourself to stay motivated and on-track with your long-term goals of health and wellness? Will you be joining Biz’s 101 Days of Summer Challenge? 🙂
Catch you in Lincoln,