Time For A Reboot!

Right, I’m not going to lie I have been positively lazy recently (last 6 weeks or so) and I’m not talking “oh I missed Zumba this week and ate a slice of bread!” I’m talking “whoops I’ve been lying on the sofa watching Judge Judy and eating a pack of minstrels every day”. Yeah. That kind of lazy. The problem is I actually did alright in my recent 10k. With little training I still finished (which had become my main goal) but you know what happened after the elation of knowing I could do a 10k? The pure realisation that I could’ve done better. Not by loads, but if I’d even done parkrun every week I would’ve put myself in a better set up and now it’s not just 10ks I have to worry about it’s a few half marathons and the Paris marathon in April and I don’t want these bad habits to creep in to that training. So I’m rebooting. Hopefully two runs in the week, parkrun on Saturday and a long run on Sunday. I’ve also found a gym near my house (literally walking distance) for weight training so I have no excuse.

To get my mind really sorted I wrote down today a list of all the runs I’ve got this year, both organised and virtual. image

If that’s not incentive I don’t know what is. A lot of the virtual ones I’ll either do as training runs as an extra boost or at the same time as organised events.

So what have I learnt from this? That, to be honest, I expect a lot more of myself than at the beginning of the year. I could’ve and should’ve got a better time on that 10k and next time I will. I need to be more disciplined with getting my foot out the door and improve my eating habits (but one thing at a time maybe). So tomorrow my lovely friend is coming to pick me up and I’ll do our local parkrun for the first time in ages. It’s not a massive step considering I have another 10k next weekend but it’s a step in the right direction and that’s good enough for me.

Peace.

JJ xx

2 thoughts on “Time For A Reboot!”

  1. Lovely honest post but don’t be too hard on yourself. Make sure you don’t swing the other way and get totally obsessive about running and exercise so that it takes the fun out of it. You need to find a balance and remember that the balance will change over time and thetis ok. You are doing great. I think having a plan helps. Have you posted your plan here? Maybe that would help you be accountable. I also give myself stickers for every session completed on my plan and I hate seeing gaps so even if I don’t do the session on the day I originally planned I am constantly re-evaluating and moving things around and catching up if I have missed something.

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    1. Currently coming up with a plan. Hopefully two runs in the week and parkrun on Saturday with long run on Sunday. Friday’s are going to be my complete rest days and others will either be cross training or yoga/stretching. Will do an actual blog about the new plan at some point.

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