Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Life Happens

I have a confession to make: I have fallen off the wagon when it comes to training. There are days and weeks that go by that I'm doing great. I even got to a point that I could run 6 miles without walking ... then, life happens.

Am beating myself up over it? No. Am I disappointed in myself? Yes. Am I giving up? No. Do I need to discipline myself better? Yes. The question is how?

Between school, work, the children, still being a food source to my baby, cooking, family time, and taking care of the house I have no time. I feel like training for this 1/2 marathon has been more difficult than past races. But I'll admit I have more going on.

I've come to terms with not running a race under 2 hours. 2011 was a year (and probably THE YEAR) of PRs for me. 1:53 for a half and 4:11 for a full. This year I'll be happy just to run the entire race. 2:10, 2:17 - I don't care - I just want to train and run at least 12 miles twice before the Cleveland Half Marathon. I still have time to get my butt into gear. I'm just frustrated life and training aren't going as planned.

1 comment:

  1. It's so hard to stay on track when the weather is awful and life gets in the way. I'm sure you'll be fine! If you ever need a partner, let me know. :-)