Yesterday I got off work shortly before Alex did. I left the mall and ventured to Wal-Mart to fill up the gas tank. I promptly reset the odometer, drove from Wal-Mart back to the mall, waited for Alex, then drove from the mall to my house. As we were stopped at a light I looked down at the odometer and exclaimed, “From Wal-Mart to work to my house is almost exactly 10 miles! I have to run that far by September 28th!”.
Alex’s response was simple. “Better you than me.”
Every day that I don’t workout makes it that much harder to start again.
All warm and cozy under the covers of my big, plush bed does not bode well for morning workouts. Neither does the prospect of working out after a long day of work and school.
I can tell myself “tomorrow” until I am blue in the face, but that won’t prepare me for a 10 mile race.
Today is when it counts.
It takes 5 weeks to make something a habit? Well, I have 36 weeks to train and prepare. 256 days until race day. I better get started!
Some of you responded to my question about posting workouts as I prepare for the race. Between work and school I have to be flexible. For that reason, posting a set training schedule ahead of time won’t be beneficial.
What I will do is post weekly workout roundups. I will detail each workout; including length, calories burned, and the occasional weigh in. My weeks will go Sunday – Saturday. I will probably publish the roundup on Sunday’s and I trust you all will keep me accountable if I don’t.
Here’s to forming a new habit. Here’s to running 10 miles.