For anyone that knows me, I'm a huge fan of Disney in general so when I found out last year that there were races at the parks, I was SO HAPPY! I get to combine my love of Disney and love of running, it's a total win-win.
Not to mention, their bling is pretty insane too.
So with all the excitement swirling around and the anticipation of the races coming up next month (!?!?!), it's time to really buckle down and do the work that will make this race weekend great! So, it's Wednesday and that means it is time to update on my training from last week. The training schedule for last week was as follows:
Tuesday: Run 30 minutes
Thursday: Run 30 minutes
Saturday: Walk(or run) 2 miles
Sunday: Run 9.5 miles
Okay...let's just cut to the chase here. See that list above? I didn't do any of it. Not one shred of running the entire week. I made excuses on Tuesday not to run, Thursday was 4th of July and I decided to sleep in instead of run that morning. Then Saturday and Sunday was spent with my father who was in from out of town. So instead of waking up early and running my miles, I slept in due to the late nights spent up and hanging with family.
So yes, I failed miserably on my training this week. I am unhappy with my lack of mileage, but I'm also glad I spent the time I had this weekend with my family. I never seem to have enough time with them and it's always good to "recharge" those batteries. Such good times were had and lots of good laughs (read: Cards Against Humanity plus booster packs, my stomach hurt from laughing so hard!)
In the meantime, I have made adjustments and started planning my training for Week 11 training, because let's face it, there are only 8 more weeks until the big weekend. ::brain exploding:: I believe that what I am planning to do for the next 8 weeks will help to keep me on track and get my mileage that I need to get to the race in good shape. It is also time to start running back to back days to get the legs ready for the fatigue I will encounter and having my time in the heat and sun to prepare for the hot race weekend.
I'm feeling confident in what I have planned and can't wait to execute it. It's been a long time since I've been this excited about training, but I just can't help but embrace this joy I feel.
Now it's your turn: How do you get yourself out of a training rut and get back into the swing of things again?