I have been so stinkin' busy lately. Anyone else out there, by chance, been running around like a chicken with its' head cut off? The start of school, extra-curricular activities, two birthdays... oh yeah, and a freakin' half-marathon to train for (!!!) have all kinda got my head spinning. Oh wait, I'm a headless chicken... well, you know what I mean!
You'd think this would be the perfect time to take advantage of some quick random acts of fitness squeezed into all the chaos, but, actually, my DELIBERATE acts of fitness haven't left any time for the random ones! I don't even know how I'm doing it, but since I've decided that I'm doing a half-marathon on Sept. 17, I've managed to get most of my training workouts in! These include my long 8-10 mile runs.
|Just gorgeous, huh? Oh and the mountains|
are pretty nice too.
I've had to get creative with the scheduling. I get some workouts in early in the day, and some late, but these past few weeks, they've amazingly been getting done. I've been surprising myself with my own consistency because it's busy times like these that I go from being the Lazy Personal Trainer to the LAY-ZEE Personal Trainer.
But two things have prevented my layzeeness: this half-marathon looming over me and my motivator of the moment: FEAR! I mean you don't just jump into a half-marathon. A 5K? Sure, piece o' cake! I've done many of those. But to cover the accustomed 3.1 miles and then add 10 more onto it.... Let's just say I'm feeling a little insane for even considering it. And to think at the beginning of the year I expected to run a FULL marathon. Nutz-o. Kooky. Loopy.
But it sure is motivating to be crazy!
Wish me luck!