Archive for March, 2012

Hitting the reset button


Every once in a while, it’s bound to happen: You’re following your program really well and then something comes up.  Maybe your kid gets sicks or you have to travel.  Maybe you develop an injury and have to rest for a while.  Maybe you just haven’t felt like running lately, having suddenly remembered how much easier it was to sit on the couch all day and watch t.v.

Don’t worry; it happens.

There is no shame in hitting the “re-set” button.  If you did it once, you can definitely do it again.  If you’ve never done it before, you know in your heart it’s possible.

So today, I’m hitting the re-set button.  After completing my half-marathon at the beginning of January, and plagued by a few nagging injuries, I thought I’d take some time off from training and focus on weight training.  But by the end of this week, when I had run less than 5 miles the last two weeks in a row, I knew I had gotten too lazy and it was time to start a new training program.

There’s no reason to punish myself over this lapse.  The only way to fix it is to start moving forward again, which I’m more than happy to do.  I’m going to start slow with a 10-K training program and build my way back up to half-marathon shape for the possibility of a fall half.

It doesn’t hurt that my sister has suddenly got the racing bug and is racing practically every weekend down in Florida.  I never said I wasn’t competitive. 🙂


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