It's been a blast but I am happy to be have some downtime now. Piles of laundry, cleaning, and errands await!
MONDAY - 10 minutes stationary cycling, 45 minutes lifting
TUESDAY - Run 3 miles on treadmill, yoga class
WEDNESDAY - Strength training workshop, Mobility 101 class
THURSDAY - Run 3 miles on treadmill, Strength Max class
FRIDAY - Rest
SATURDAY - Rest
SUNDAY - Rest
As you can see, the workouts took an enormous hit when I was in Pittsburgh. I did bring along both running gear and swimming gear, but didn't touch any of it. Didn't even come close. Last night I considered going on the stationary bike after getting home from the airport, but ended up being too tired.
I did, however, take advantage of the no-sales-tax-on-clothing in Pennsylvania to buy some more workout gear at an outlet mall. I know that doesn't count, but it's an investment for the future, yes? =D
|You tax-free folks have no idea how good you have it!!!|
I can answer this one easily. My biggest running struggle these days is GETTING STARTED.
It often takes a lot of mental effort for me to get into the right frame of mind to tackle a run. Especially a long run. Often I am balking inwardly as I change into my running gear and then head out to begin. The first mile or two always sucks, too. I know it will always suck, so I am often remembering the discomfort that running brings, and dreading having to get through it.
Once I find my rhythm, it's much easier to keep going. But getting started is always the hardest part for me, by far.
"Just get out there and do one mile. Then if you really want to, you can stop."
"You've been wanting to check out the new scenery on X street. That's just a little further down."
"At this point, you might as well go down to the next major intersection so it'll be easier to track the distance."
"Once you get to X miles, you can turn on your favorite song!"
On and on and on. It's not magic. But usually it gets me over that initial hump, which is often the toughest obstacle. Momentum is a big deal.
Your turn. What is your biggest running challenge right now? Do you also play the "incremental" game? How do you handle getting through those awful first few miles?
I'm linking up with HoHo and Tricia for the Weekly Wrap, and will be linking up with Marcia, Patti, and Erika for Tuesdays on the Run.