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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

I did manage to complete the Couch to 5K program. That's a huge accomplishment for me. But since I completed it, I think I have had 3 chances to continue to run since. I have another 5k I plan on doing on Dec 1 but I think my finish time is going to go down just because I don't have time to train anymore.

I'd like to blame the time change on this lack of time (I notice a theme of "time" here). Because it all seems to have gone down hill since the time changed. No day light! (It also hasn't helped that there has been candy all over the office since 10/31).

Of course, this week I have Jury Duty (which I'm off it at the moment, but I'm at work instead). Along with a National Soccer Tournament being held on campus. Not to mention the class I'm teaching in the evening on Tuesday/Thursday. Tonight is Wed and I would go running, but I have choir rehearsal at 6!

This weekend is blown out of the water for running because the Autumn Classic is being held Saturday. While I'm not actually riding in it (I haven't ridden in a show since the accident in Oct 2010), I am going to see someone else ride my horse ... and I'm taking someone else with me. So there isn't much option at this point.

Hoping next week, with it being a mostly holiday week, I can crank out some miles.

Honestly, despite all the "busy-ness" of the season, I know I can't blame any one thing. They are just excuses. The buck must stop with me, I can't pass it.

Therefore I must set myself a new motto "No Excuses". I am going to make up a sign and attach it to my door at work. I may do it at home too. I cannot make the excuses:

It's too cold
It's too dark
I'm too tired
I'm too busy

If I can't stand the weather outside, it shouldn't matter! I have an elliptical, I have DVDs. I may end up with a cranky dog but she can get over it. My health is too important! This weight must come off! NO MORE EXCUSES!
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    1928 days ago
    My time actually slowed down as the weather got colder. This is not an excuse, its because I have an old hip injury from being thrown from my horse a lot in my teens, and again in Oct of 2010 when he fell on me. The cold weather is not gracious to past injuries with joints. I guess I ended with an average of close to 17 min/mi. whereas I started at around 20 or 21 min/mi.
    1928 days ago
    Sounds just like me! I finished the program last week and haven't been running since! Stuff just keeps getting in the way. And my motivation has totally gone down hill since the time change and the weather. I wonder if I will adjust or if I will be fighting against this all weather. I hope not! All I wanna do is lay on my couch with my fire going and eat cookies! Last year I gained during the winter. I don't want to do that again!! Now that you're done, what's your time?
    1928 days ago
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