Last Week’s Struggles = Motivation for This Week’s Success

So, to say that last week was not ideal is an understatement. I missed TWO runs in my marathon training, including my long 12 mile training run. It was week 5, and the first week I missed a run. I’m pretty disappointed in myself, but I’m still 13 weeks out from the marathon, so I think I have time to recommit and get back on track.

I think it’s true what they say–never miss a Monday. Last Monday was the 4th of July, and I was extremely hungover from a party I went to the night before. Had a horrible stomach ache/ head ache and honestly really couldn’t get off the couch all day. That day really messed me up and I was completely EXHAUSTED the rest of the week and couldn’t get up for my 5:30am alarms to run. If I didn’t live in South Florida, I probably could have gotten my runs in later in the day/in the evening, but it is over 95 degrees here with almost 100% humidity. It’s just not possible for me to run in those conditions…maybe 3 miles, but definitely not 12.

Now I’m definitely mad at myself for messing up last week, but at the same time, I’m 25 and had a fun 4th of July with friends. Yes, I should have been more responsible, but I still have to live. However, for the rest of this training, I’m really going to commit to healthy lifestyle. Which is going to mean no more than 2-3 drinks a night. Because I can’t feel like I did last week, I need to stay motivated and focused. My long run last week was supposed to be 12 miles and this week’s is 9 (decrease in mileage), so I think I’m just going to do the 12 mile and move onto 14 miles for the next week.

I also feel like I need to re-train my body to go to bed early and wake up early. Waking up has been impossible lately. I “went” to bed at 9:30pm last night and didn’t actually fall asleep until 11:30pm! I just got a Jawbone and am using it to track my sleep (among other things) and really like it. Hopefully it’ll give me more insight.

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I picked the Jawbone mainly for the design–it goes with my style the best so I felt like I would actually wear it! I think it’s good for working in a professional setting. It’s also supposed to be really good for tracking sleep so that’s another plus. If you have a Jawbone and want to be friends, let me know and I’ll add you! I only know 2 people who have them.

So, this is where I’m at right now. Re-setting for this week and recommitting. It’s never to late to fix a mistake!

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