Monday, February 10, 2014

Weekly Workout x2 : Jan 26 – Feb 9

So I haven’t done one of these in a couple of weeks…high time I got on it, dontcha think?

Sunday, January 26th


So I had to break this run in half…I decided to leave Guinness out of his crate for another test run to see if he behaved himself….nope!  Came home to Guinness shredding one of hubby’s work notebooks (thankfully nothing was written in it).  Then I went out to finish it, and my Garmin died at 3.25 miles done.  So I used my Nike+ app for the remaining miles.  I was overall pleased with this run!

Monday, February 3rd


Yep…a week between runs…not ideal.  We were going to dinner to celebrate a friend getting a new job so I squeezed in a one mile run before we went out.

Sunday, February 9th


Another week…ugh…I had plans to go out for 8 miles as my last long run before the Donna, but my phone died and I didn’t like being out there without a phone in case something happened…but I think with the walking I did afterward I hit 8 miles…just not all running.

I’m now in taper mode for the Donna…and honestly, I’m a little glad.  I have been dreading my training runs lately and I hate that.  If I could go into distance races without training I think I would, but I know that’s not possible.  I’m hoping for a good run at the Donna and then have a month before my next half, the Georgia Publix half marathon on March 23rd.  I’m debating on doing a half in April that happens where I do all of my long runs….I know the course well…I just don’t want to get burned out with long runs again like I did last year.  Le sigh.

It looks like I’ll have some time to do some catch up posts this week…they’re forecasting more winter weather for Georgia Tuesday – Thursday.

What do you do to motivate yourself to get out there when you just don’t feel like it?

Until next time,

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  1. To make myself motivated, I usually take one step at a time - put on the workout clothes then the shoes, go out the door, walk into the gym and just get started. Usually once I start it gets better, but if I'm not training for anything at the moment and I just am not feeling it after a couple miles then I'll call it a day.

    I hope you don't get too burned out - maybe try some cross training? :0) Good luck on your races coming up!!

  2. When my Garmin dies during a run, I just don't have the will to continue..haha. The Donna race is the same weekend as the Disney race, I wish it wasn't cus I would have liked to ran that. Have fun!

  3. Enjoy the taper for Donna. Hard to stay motivated with the weather and things going on lately, I guess just focus on the things that you want and write down 3 things you need to do to get there. Seeing it in writing usually helps me.

  4. More winter weather? guys are getting pounded! Hope you enjoy the taper and have a great race this weekend!! Yay!

  5. I am enjoying the warm weather here this week. That's what motivates me now to go out and make the most of the warm weather 'coz it's going to get cold again next week. yaiks!


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