I imagine him shaking his head at me.
Part of my motivation is that some of my costume for the Disneyland 10k arrived. :)
As you can tell, we're going the R2D2 & C3PO route. The tank top for my R2D2 costume was tight. Like super tight. I exchanged it for the next size up and it's not as tight, but it's still snug. I really need to work on getting rid of my pooch/beer belly.
Between work stress and the weather heating up, I've definitely been indulging a bit more freely in my beer. But... it's making me sluggish and the extra calories certainly aren't helping. I'm cutting out alcohol for 2 weeks to jump start my training (except for the 4th. It's a holiday, right?). I'll be doing this again in about a month and a half- I always cut out alcohol for the two weeks before the race, just to make sure I'm in the best condition to run. And it makes that celebratory post-race beer that much tastier! :)
To make the most of my alcohol free diet, I'm also sticking to a strict training plan for the next two weeks:
Tuesday/Thursday/Friday- short runs of 2-3 miles in the morning
Sunday- long run of 10 miles
Monday/Wednesday- stretching and a few sets of push ups and sit ups
I know if I give myself a goal with a relatively short time frame, I can stick to it. Have you ever told yourself while running "it's only one more mile, just make it one more mile!" Same thing goes for the 2 weeks- it's only 2 weeks. It won't kill me and it's pretty darn attainable. So... check back to see how things are going.
Do you do anything special to get you back into training mode?