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Hi.

Welcome to my journey to Boston. I'm counting down the days and the miles to the July 28 race to qualify!  It's going to take a little sprinkling of yoga, running and weights to get there, and I hope you find inspiration to add some or all of these to your own life!

101. fitcamp circuits

101. fitcamp circuits

I'm a creature of routine.  I crave it.  Week to week.  Day to day.  Each day doesn't have to match the next but I do love all Mondays to be the same or particular time slots across the board to be designated to a particular activity.

 pick up those weights.  even when you don't want to.

pick up those weights.  even when you don't want to.

For example, at 8am on MWF, I have scheduled my circuit times.  I picked this time slot because these are not running days, and I liked the 8am so I can have some time to do a morning routine before going to workout.  This is new for me.  I used to be on the early early workout train.  That somewhat left in my 30s.  I definitely still need to do it in the morning, just not before the sun comes up anymore.  And luckily, my schedule and my career, allow me the flexibility to workout almost whenever I want.  

But yesterday (true day 101), I didn't do my circuits in the morning because Chap had been in Colorado over the weekend and we wanted to spend some time together.   I know now (and honestly knew then) that I need to do workouts when I have them scheduled.  And preferably before 9am.   As the day went on, my motivation to do the circuits and sprints diminished. I start to dread them.  Find other things to do in that time.  Chores, emails, Miley walks.  Excuses start to build, energy starts to dip and with every passing minute the dread increases. 

I got them in around 3:30pm.  I knew I wouldn't skip them because 1) it's too damn early in the training cycle to be skipping core workouts and 2) I've learned that sometimes motivation comes in the form of action.  No one is motivated all the time.  But those that have the discipline to do it anyway, will (hopefully) be more successful in the end.

100.  marathon training academy podcast

100. marathon training academy podcast

102. crushed red

102. crushed red