Running Routine

So I’m headed back home, but the 2 weeks in Nashville really helped me nail a routine of running quite a few times a week.  I finished a 5k and feel like I am running faster than I did when I tried 5 years ago.  I’m going to try and run 5 times a week. I think the key for me is staying motivated because it is very easy to just skip a day. There is always a convenient reason to skip a run here or there. Routine helps in some ways because I just give up to the fact that Tuesday is a running day. If I do it first thing, I don’t have to think about running in the evening. I can come home from work and just have that beer I’ve been thinking about.
If I plan to run in the afternoon, I know it will be hotter. Then I start telling myself it is too hot to run right now. Then it is going to get dark and it is too late to go run outside. I can always go run on the treadmill, but then the gym is busy. Then I have a beer. Then there is a second beer. Then there is I’ll run on Friday instead of today… See how easy that is? I really find that I pretty much have to run in the morning. Also, running on the treadmill turns into I’m tired that is good enough for today. Run in a circle and you have to get back to the house/car. Problem solved.

By |2015-07-04T20:59:34+00:00April 30th, 2014|running, training plans|0 Comments

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I have gone up and down in weight over my life. I ran cross-country in high school, but that was 25 years ago. I was up to 245lbs at 5'6" tall, not good. I have tried all different styles of eating, from vegan to low-carb. After really seeing how out of shape I was, I decided to get in shape. A year later, I have been running at least 3 days a week and am getting ready for my first marathon. As a fat runner, I'm not fast, I'm not going to win, but I will finish.

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