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!