More like 25 bad days…Training was derailed.. Hit with a respiratory infection, pink eye, a host of other issues and just feeling like crap I lost all parts of my motivation, mojo or whatever else you want to call it. I didn’t like taking that blow but I have to say it forced me to focus on my nutrition and also SLOW DOWN.
That’s a recurring theme with me especially if you have been reading or following me for a while. I tend to give too much of myself to others that I continue to forget about myself. In doing so, I then end up breaking down.. which is a lose lose for everyone!
As part of my daily devotional, I use the YouVersion Holy Bible app. They have a lot of devotional plans and I’m doing one that is 365 days by Joyce Meyer entitled Promises for your Everyday Life. I swear each day I receive that email alert if it isn’t something directly for me it’s for one of my friends who I speak with on a daily basis. I’ve forwarded these on and it’s always “right on time”.
Well on Monday, I received the 7 Ways to Practice Peace.. which were right on time for ME.
When I read this.. I immediately became humbled.. it was as if I was being slapped on the hand gently saying I know.. but NOW is the time for you to take ownership.. let’s make YOU and YOUR peace a priority NOW.
1, 2 & 6 basically SCREAMED at me. It scared me almost…
I know I don’t normally talk about my Faith on the blog.. but it’s a part of WHO I am and what drives me to do what I do. It’s what gets me to the starting line and across the finish line. It’s what gets me on that stage to teach my classes and thru EVERY session I have with a client.
My coach and I are reworking my training plan. I’m still training.. but we are looking it at it not race specific but ON THE YEAR.. the end goal is to run the NYC marathon.. anything up to it is just buttercream icing on top of the cake. Healthy & Safe Training will get me thru the end.. Mentally, Spiritually, Emotionally & Injury Free!
My Race Calendar has been adjusted and looks a little something like this…..
- 3/1 – Reston 10 Miler
- 3/15 – NYC Half Marathon
- 4/12 – Cherry Blosson 10 Miler
- 5/17 – Marine Corp Historic Half
- 9/20 – Navy/Air Force Half Marathon
- 10/11 – Army 10 Miler (tentative)
- 10/17 – Baltimore Running Festival (tentative)
- 11/1 – NYC Marathon
So my focus is to:
- stay consistent with running and get my mileage in weekly.
- Proper nutrition but not deprive myself of a treat if I want it.
- Practice my Peace…especially working on 1,2 & 6 in the above list
- continue to go to the gym 2-3x a week and yoga 1-2x a week
- stay focused on my 2015 Goals
So how is your training coming along?