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Why is it so HARD again?

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Yes, I know I barely ran half a dozen times in 2011. Yes, I know I've put weight back on. But why, knowing I'm training for a race I truly want to do and want to do well, knowing I want my body back and have been working at eating and drinking better for it, WHY IS IT SO HARD to get my butt out the door and run? Why did I flub off my cross-training yesterday? Why is a 3 mile run - once a little jaunt 'round the block for me - so daunting all of a sudden?

I planned out a training schedule. It includes a well-balanced running plan and a well-balanced strength training plan. It takes into account the fact that I'm not going to be able to just start out at my old levels. It started early enough that I could get into the swing of it before going into a 20 unit Student Teaching semester.

Yet, I'm still dilly-dallying, waffling, hemming and hawing. I'm still taking half an hour to get dressed for it. I'm still blogging rather than putting my running shoes on. Urrgh.
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    I did run. It was slightly more enjoyable than the last run and I ran a tiny bit faster. It's baby steps but they're steps.
    2261 days ago
    I know! Starting up after even missing a few days of a routine is sometimes ridiculously difficult... but that said, once you get going you KNOW it will kick in. I think we forget what a good feeling we get exercising. I think I shared that I used to make it a RULE that I had to put my runners on every day and I had to do a lot of listening to my complaints of why I couldn't or didn't want to... and I allowed that... but then I would start the positive self talk reminding myself why I did want to, need to, have to do this and why I deserved it. You can and you do deserve this! Just do it until you feel that way too!
    2261 days ago
    HMMM.. FOR ME... I would just have to know that as we age, it doesn't get any easier. Not saying you have aged all that much in a year... but a year is a year... and old habits are sometimes harder to relearn - than starting New ones.

    Good luck. emoticon

    Now get on those shoes.. it is starting to warm up.

    2262 days ago
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