Tuesday, April 7, 2009

must. get. motivated.


Last week I registered for the St. George Marathon. I find out next month if I make it in. Everyone feel free to hold your breath until then. Also, in December, I had toe surgery and due to my complete inability to run gained almost 15 lbs in the 3 and half months it took to recover (I know, gasp, right?!) At any rate, I now am allowed to run and am signing up for every race I can possibly find to get me out and running. Starting completely over is harder than I thought it would be, much harder. The other problem is my schedule. My sweet husband goes in to work at about 6 AM most days. This means that yours truly has to drag her delicate behind out of bed shortly before 5 AM(!) in order to be back in time. I don't think I can emphasize enough how much I despise 5 AM and all that is associated with it (dark, cold, sooooo sleepy). I remember from a time when I was having a little more success with this that I actually love when I can get into this routine. I get to run first thing and feel great all day and I have all sorts of time to be uber productive while the kiddies are still dozing. I have done this before. I know can do it, except that I don't seem to be able to. Instead I end up trying to squeeze in runs at all sort of odd and inconvenient times during the day and invariably missing one or two a week because I simply can't get my act together. This is completely unacceptable. I pledge here and now to cowboy up. I figure if you all know about my quest then perhaps me and my slacker attitude can get it together, if only to save face.
PS. One of my dearest friends just started a great blog about body and workout issues, probably out of frustration born simply from having me as a friend but we'll all pretend it's just general information. It's great so far and you can find it here.

5 comments:

Erin said...

I am super impressed that 5a is even a plausible thought for you. You'll be able to run the St. George Marathon no problem! When is it?

Linn said...

You make me laugh hard! And when you get that motivation, could you pass some my way? Thanks. I'm fresh out and have no idea when another shipment will be coming in.

Cassi Ostler said...

I just started to train for our 5k in June. Is sad really that I actually have to train for a pee on race like that...so I think you rock cuz I bet you could do a 5k in you sleep!

Andrea said...

My solution is the gym. They watch my kids AND I can get a shower in peace. Plus, I can go at 9 am. NOOO early wake-ups for me.

Good luck!

The Busby Family said...

I can't believe you are doing another marathon! You really should just to half marathon's. I think they are much better. Especially when you have kids. They make you work out really hard, but are possible and don't take up as much time and sleep, especially on Saturdays. I also like the gym, they take care of the kids and I don't have to get up earlier than them. I do want to sign up for another race though. Maybe a 10K, not in the mood for too many miles yet.