Excuses…I know. And I’m still not following my training plan a week later. What this tells me is that my body and brain are not into this right now. I’m putting all my mental energy into work, which has been busy and stressful over the last week. I’m also putting effort into cooking at home, so I’m at least doing something that is good for me. And I’m putting effort into my own New Year’s resolution, which is to read more. Since Christmas, I’ve finished three books.
But what is next? Well, it’s Marathon Bahamas in Nassau with my friend Abbi! I’m really looking forward to this weekend because I’ll get to see several other friends and acquaintances from the marathon circuit. I’ll also finish a marathon in my 5th country, which will qualify me to join the Marathon Globetrotters.
I am confident that this weekend will be the big push I need to get back on track with my training. Sounds funny, doesn’t it? It will take a marathon to get me restarted on my training program. Yes, I can go out and finish the marathon this weekend, but I still need the training in order to improve my fitness and achieve my objective of earning a PR at the Newport Marathon, my 50th state, in May. So…I may have coasted through the last couple weeks, but I cannot continue to coast if I want to succeed in my plans.