Ok, so after talking to one of my friends last night, I realized that I have less than 3 months before my next half marathon! Let me repeat myself...
I always feel lame when I'm training. I don't drink very often, I try not to go out on Friday nights (because of my long runs on Saturday). I try to get plenty of sleep during the week. It might be extreme, but I just don't want to get sick. Plus, I really am an "all or nothing" kind of person.
While training for my first half marathon, I was in the craziest time of the year at work. I was getting to work at 6am, leaving at 5pm, running for an hour or 2 after work, cooking dinner, and doing it all over again. I got sick twice. It was awful. Can you imagine getting sick one month before your first half marathon?! I was stressing out - which only made it worse.
I simply explained to my friends last night: "This is very important to me. While it is a continuous part of my life (I don't see this racing thing ending anytime soon - I love it) I need to make time for this and stop making excuses. My next half marathon is less than 3 months away; I really need to buckle down. I know what I need to do, I am the only one in my way, I just need you all to understand. This is what I need to do. I need to get my **** together."
Simply put, I've said it before, and I'm going to say it again. No more excuses; I need to get my **** together!
BTW - super excited about my run after work!