Tuesday, July 28, 2009

I need to get my **** together!

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...

less

than

3

months!

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!

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for stopping by my digs! Just added you in my reader, can't wait to hear more about your training.

    Now as far as the shorts go, if you click on the shorts it'll take you to the product page on Sports Authority. Check them out.

    Regarding your post today... Speaking from experience it takes months and months of saying "No" and opting out of social events and stressing your commitment to the cause before your non-running friends ever "get it". But then the day comes where you're out and instead of ordering you a shot they get you water and you know all your hard work has paid off. :)

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