It’s 9pm, and I just got home from work.
Which makes me SO GLAD I finally succumbed to the fact that if I wanted to work out, it was going to have to be in the morning. Some days, I can leave work at 6 or 6:30, but some days I will be at work until 8 or 9. Luckily, I’ve never had a 6am meeting, so I finally realized I had to take advantage of time before work.
I was really nervous about getting through these peak weeks, but at least for this week, I’ve refused to make excuses.
7 miles the day before that.
6 miles this morning with Ashley
Oh, hello Empire State Building.
Looking at my training plan earlier this week, it looked DAUNTING. 7 and 9 miles? How the hell was I going to do that before work?
It’s such a fine line between routine and burnout, but it’s those repeated actions and that momentum that make it easier to do it again. I don’t have to think; I just set my alarm and remind myself how crappy I felt all day when I was getting used to my job and making too many excuses about not working out, or these past few weeks that I was struggling some with my training. (If you have a fitness blog and ever want to really cringe at your own posts, just search the word “excuses.”)
My buddy Valerie tweeted at me this morning that she’d snoozed through a run this morning; I reminded her how many freaking times I did that before I got sick of it and finally got into that groove.
Hit snooze 17 times. Read Twitter for a few minutes. Get dressed, grab Garmin, go.
How do you get into a workout/healthy groove–and what do you do to get back into the groove?